Emirates ranked world’s most COVID-safe airline

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So many Australians want to travel as soon as possible, but many are, so far, happy to eschew cruising and flying in favour of road trips.

But your car will only get you so far.

For those dream overseas destinations – or at least the ones that will recover from the pandemic in the foreseeable future – flying may be the only option.

And according to the Safe Travel Barometer, Emirates is the safest bet to get you there eventually.

The UAE airline has been rated the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, says the Safe Travel Barometer, the world’s most comprehensive solution to monitor the travel, tourism and hospitality industry for the post-COVID world.

Having set leading safety standards since the resumption of operations back in May, Emirates has topped the Safe Travel Barometer charts with a ‘Safe Travel Score’ of 4.4 out of 5.0.

The barometer ranked 230+ airlines worldwide. Rankings are based on an independent audit of 26 health and safety parameters evaluating safety protocols, traveller convenience and service excellence announced by airlines.

The rating mechanism analyses safety measures and hygiene standards across all touchpoints of a traveller’s journey, says Travel Talk.

Emirates has taken enhanced biosafety measures to a new level and is setting the standard for safety across the tourism industry.

All passengers receive complimentary hygiene kits, while protective barriers at check-in desks and immigration counters, personal protective equipment and new safety protocols for cabin crew and airport employees keep both passengers and staff safe.

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Add in increased aircraft cleaning procedures including the frequent cleaning and disinfecting of aircraft lavatories every 45 minutes during flights, and it’s easy to see why Emirates took out the number one spot.

Not content with being the world’s most COVID-safe airline, Emirates also topped the rankings when it came to traveller convenience.

It was also first to offer free COVID-19 cover to help passengers travel with confidence. Under this cover, medical expenses of up to 150,000 euros and quarantine costs of 100 euros per day for 14 days are covered if passengers are diagnosed with COVID-19 during travel.

Customers also get great flexibility and confidence to plan travel, with options to change travel dates, or extend ticket validity for two years.

Have you flown with Emirates before? Do these ratings give you more confidence to fly with Emirates when you’re able?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?

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    Yes I have flown Emirates in the past but cattle class is still cattle class no matter which airlines. I bet these studies are conducted in First Class with good passenger separation no matter what. Does the enhanced cleaning run to every seat-back in economy given people hold on to them back and fore to the toilets? What about the overhead lockers? Are they leaving the middle seat in a row empty? So many questions, so few answers.


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