Cathay Pacific is collaborating with AXA General Insurance Hong Kong to provide free COVID-19 coverage to all passengers whenever they fly with the carrier.
Customers who fly with Cathay Pacific from 7 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 will be covered for medical expenses related to a COVID-19 diagnosis incurred whilst overseas.
The carrier’s free COVID-19 insurance is automatically applied once customers book their flight. 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.
The COVID-19 coverage includes:
Medical and hospitalisation costs: COVID-19 PCR tests and hospitalisation will be covered if it becomes necessary. Coverage for medical expenses related to COVID-19 extends to up to $200,000
Quarantine costs: Customers will receive an allowance of $100 per day per passenger for up to 14 days due to COVID-19 to help them during periods of unforeseen and mandatory quarantine
Evacuation and repatriation: The airline will ensure that affected customers, as well as their travel companions and any children they may be travelling with, get home
24/7 emergency hotline: Customers can call an emergency assistance hotline or send a WhatsApp message for help.