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If you're keen to travel abroad and ready to face the fear of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, then Virgin Atlantic will be happy to have you.

The Richard Branson-owned airline is now offering free COVID-19 insurance to all passengers who booked a flight or holiday with Virgin Atlantic from 24 August 2020 and 31 March 2021.

According to the carrier's website, their policy is an extension to the normal travel insurance – whether the personal travel insurance covers COVID-19 or not.

The insurance policy includes up to just over R11 million for necessary and emergency medical expenses incurred due to the virus affecting you or your travel companions. Should repatriation due to the virus be medically necessary, it is covered as well. As part of the quarantine cover, personal accommodation, transport charges, refreshments, booking amendments fees and other travel expenses will also be covered.

Best of all? Unlike with other insurance policies, there's no excess payable as Virgin Atlantic covers that as well.

The policy includes cover for all passengers, no matter their age, travel class or the length of their journey.

Off course terms and conditions apply, but it's the usual stuff and, as long as you stick to their rules, you will reap the benefits.

The offer is something similar to what Emirates offered their passengers a few months ago. Unfortunately, South Africans won't be able to make use of these offers yet as our national borders are still closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

Watch the Airways Magazine video below for more.

Image credits: Twitter and Aviation24

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