Insurance company, Tune Protect and AirAsia launched the Covid Travel Pass as an added convenience for air travellers to meet the mandatory insurance coverage set by the governments for fully vaccinated international travellers flying into the countries.
Kicking off with Langkawi, Malaysia and various tourist destinations in Thailand, the service will be expanded to include other countries and destinations in due course.
Currently, for non-Malaysian travellers departing from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Mauritius, Iran and Honolulu, flying AirAsia into Langkawi, Malaysia, they can subscribe to the Covid Travel Pass when booking their flight tickets on the AirAsia mobile app. Post flight purchase subscription options are also available before travellers depart.
The Covid Travel Pass plans are complete with enhanced COVID-19 coverage to satisfy the Malaysian government’s requirement for international travellers coming into Langkawi to have mandatory insurance coverage of USD80,000 while for Thailand, the required mandatory coverage is USD50,000.
Other benefits of COVID Travel Pass includes personal accident, travel inconvenience such as trip curtailment, flight delay, loss, or damage to checked baggage, baggage delay on arrival; ground inconvenience benefit due to snatch theft, emergency medical evacuation and 24-hours travel assistance services.
For AirAsia’s international guests flying into Langkawi, Malaysia, the Covid Travel Pass provides a coverage of up to RM350,000 in medical expenses and hospitalization due to accident and sickness including a COVID-19 infection, as well as a quarantine allowance of RM150 per day. Premiums start from as low as RM170 per guest per trip.
For travellers flying with AirAsia into Thailand, the Covid Travel Pass provides medical expenses due to accidents and sickness due to COVID-19 of up to THB1.8 million.
The Covid Travel Pass is available via the airasia mobile app and will soon be made available to other customers via the Tune Protect’s website. Travellers who have purchased AirAsia flights prior to 1 November 2021 will be notified via push notifications to add on the required insurance coverage with the relevant post flight purchase options.
Other existing benefits from the Covid Travel Pass include personal accident, travel inconvenience such as trip curtailment, flight delay, loss, or damage to checked baggage, baggage delay on arrival; ground inconvenience benefit due to snatch theft, emergency medical evacuation and 24-hours travel assistance services.
“We are excited for our customers and AirAsia guests as they take their much-needed vacation time. The Covid Travel Pass satisfies the requirements in both countries to ensure customers are better prepared and protected during their holidays and have a worry-free vacation. Guests can purchase the Covid Travel Pass when booking their AirAsia flights on the flight booking platform of the airasia Super App, making it super convenient and hassle-free,” said Rohit Nambiar, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.
For more information, visit the Tune Protect website here.