Cathay Pacific is offering free Covid-19 insurance to all passengers in an attempt to encourage travel as it seeks a way out of its current troubles.

The new move sees the airline offer insurance with AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited to provide the free Covid-19 coverage to all passengers until February 28, 2021.

The insurance covers all medical expenses related to a Covid-19 diagnosis incurred whilst overseas. The insurance is automatically applied when customers book a flight.

The coverage includes:

  • Medical and hospitalization – passengers Covid-19 PCR tests and hospitalisation, if necessary up to US$200,000.
  • Quarantine costs – passengers will receive an allowance of US$100 per day per passenger for up to 14 days due to Covid-19 to help during periods of unforeseen and mandatory quarantine.
  • Evacuation and repatriation – the airline will ensure that affected customers, as well as their travel companions and children get home.
  • 24/7 emergency hotline – the use of the  AXA’s 24/7 Emergency Assistance hotline on +852 2863 5785 (or WhatsApp message to +852 2863 5784).

Customers are covered for a period of 30 days starting from the date of their departure, or until they return to their home, whichever is earliest.

For more details about Cathay Pacific’s free COVID-19 insurance, please visit Cathay free Covid-19 insurance