Covid-19 global ‘wellness insurance’ cover is being extended by Etihad Airways until October 1.

The policy was introduced in conjunction with AXA last September and was originally due to cover travel until the end of 2020.

It means that passengers who are diagnosed with Covid-19 during their trip will not have to worry about medical expenses or quarantine costs when they fly with the UAE carrier.

Sales and cargo senior vice president Martin Drew said: “Extending Etihad’s Covid-19 global wellness insurance reinforces the effectiveness of Etihad Wellness, the airline’s health and hygiene programme. It’s an added benefit automatically provided to all guests – no exceptions.

“As Etihad continues to gradually expand its services to up to 60 destinations this spring, the airline wants to instil confidence to travel and hopes this additional cover will reassure guests Etihad is doing everything it can to keep them safe and protected.”