Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced complimentary Covid-19 cover for international passengers for travels between December 23, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

Offered in partnership with Allianz Travel, JAL Covid-19 Cover is a part of JAL FlySafe Programme, which “aims to provide reassurance and support to passengers with essential travel needs during the global pandemic.”

The service includes coverage of up to €150,000/₹13,419,011 in total medical costs resulting from the initial Covid-19 testing fee and subsequent medical treatment for those that test positive during their travel.

In addition, coverage for isolation costs and repatriation are also included.

The cover will be valid for a period of 31 days from the first leg of an international flight or expires upon return to the country of residence, whichever is earlier.

Hideo Ninomiya, managing executive officer of Passenger Sales, Japan Airlines said:

“As international flights gradually return to service, the JAL Group has implemented key measures against Covid-19 to provide customers a safe and secure travel experience.

“While it may take time to welcome back customers on a global scale, we hope this coverage with Allianz Travel will provide reassurance to those that need to travel today.”

Patricia Moon, CEO of AWP Japan Co, member of the Allianz Partners Group said:

“AWP Japan is very proud to support JAL in this service. Our assistance teams will help provide peace of mind to JAL’s passengers in these challenging times.

“Allianz Travel is the specialised travel-related insurance and services brand from Allianz Partners, and we will leverage our vast experience in emergency assistance to travellers and our global medical network to support passengers affected by Covid-19.”

To ensure a smooth travel experience, a global 24-hour support line in English and Japanese will also be available to assist passengers.