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Cebu Pacific offers COVID-19 insurance add-on

Aviation Updates Philippines – The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) introduces COVID Protect, its newest add-on to CEB Travelsure, to give travelers peace of mind when flying during this time. This upgrade, which will cover COVID-related hospitalization and treatments, is timely as the carrier aims to provide more passenger options as it prioritizes everyJuan's health and safety.

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With COVID Protect, guests traveling who test positive for COVID-19 will get up to PHP 1 million coverage for hospitalization and medical expenses. This upgrade to the airline’s comprehensive travel insurance plan may be availed by all passengers flying to and from all of CEB’s domestic destinations, as well as to its international destinations, for as low as PHP 270. Coverage begins on the date of departure from origin and ends two hours upon arrival back at origin, with a maximum travel duration of 30 consecutive days.

CEB Travelsure COVID Protect is underwritten by Insurance Company of North America (a Chubb Company). Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company.

"We are very pleased to launch the CEB Travelsure COVID Protect in line with our commitment to restart travel and tourism safely and sustainably. With COVID Protect, guests will be able to travel more confidently as they are assured of coverage, especially if they have essential travel scheduled," said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.

Passengers can easily avail of this offer when booking flights on the CEB website, while existing CEB Travelsure insured passengers can simply purchase the COVID Protect add-on up to two hours prior their flight via the 'Manage Booking' portal on the Cebu Pacific website.  Chubb also offers a 24/7 Emergency Assistance Hotline, while claims may be filed online.

CEB TravelSure is the airline's comprehensive travel insurance plan which provides extensive trip protection with coverage of costs related to having injuries, illnesses, loss of personal belongings, trip cancellations, emergency assistance, and other unforeseen travel circumstances (subject to the full terms & conditions of the Group Policy). For more information, passengers may visit: https://www.cebupacificair.com/pages/plan-trip/add-ons/travelsure

CEB has been rated 7/7 stars by Airline Ratings for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards, so everyjuan can travel safely and responsibly. These include contactless procedures, thorough cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, mandatory wearing of masks and face shields for both passengers and crew, as well as Antigen testing for CEB frontliners before duty. On top of these, jet aircraft are also equipped with hospital-grade HEPA filters with 99.99% efficacy, keeping viruses at bay. 

Press release from Cebu Pacific Air Corporate

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