Health insurance cards for Serbian citizens are not valid in the European Union and they are thus obliged to have travel insurance in a foreign country. Their insurance will be covered simply by buying a return ticket on Jat Airways. The insurance covers up to 5.000 Euros of medical expenses resulting from an unforeseen illness or as a consequence of an accident that occurred during their stay abroad. The insurance will cover the passenger’s costs of necessary hospital or clinical treatment, medicines, medical supplies, transport to the nearest hospital, urgent surgeries due to acute disease, dental treatment due to acute problems, transport to their country of residence and other types of assistance.
"By introducing free travel insurance, our wish is to prove that our care for passengers is not only limited to the time they spend onboard our aircraft", Jat Airways CEO, Srdjan Radovanović, said adding that, "Between numerous companies trying to win over the attention of every passenger, those that succeed will be those that take care of their passengers and try to meet their demands in the best possible way by constantly introducing new services".
The new amenity could particularly entice private companies purchasing tickets for their employees travelling on business. The introduction of free travel insurance is another service outlined in Jat’s 2010 recovery plan. The airline hopes to transport 1.5 million passengers by the end of 2010.