FREE NOW, European leader in multimodal mobility services, expands the unique vaccination support initiative in Romania and continues to offer free rides to all passengers traveling in March through the FREE NOW taxi and ridesharing app to get immunized against Covid-19. The initiative launched by the FREE NOW group in February, with a total investment of 1 million euro, in Romania and in 7 other countries where it operates – Germany, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Poland, continues in the local market as a response to the high need for safe transport solutions to or from vaccination centers.
„The passengers’ reaction exceeded all our expectations, so we decided to allocate additional funds to support more Romanians to ride safely when they travel to get vaccinated. We have all been socially and economically affected by Covid-19, and widespread immunization brings a dose of optimism that we will be able to return to our pre-pandemic lives as soon as possible. We are happy to be part of the solution and be able to support communities and cities by facilitating safe transportation to vaccination centers. The impact of our approach confirms the need to modernize urban transport and the essential role that the FREE NOW service has for the health of cities and their inhabitants”, said Anca Gherle, Public Affairs Manager FREE NOW România.
Passengers traveling in the next month to or from a vaccination center in the cities where the FREE NOW application is available receive the value of rides paid by card or a voucher for rides paid in cash, up to 18 lei each. Every passenger can benefit from 2 free rides that have as a destination or departure point an official vaccination center in their city. For drivers, the rides take place normally, their value being paid in full.
What do passengers need to do to benefit from free rides
- Travel with FREE NOW to or from one of the official vaccination centers in their city
- Provide details of the rides, together with the proof of vaccination by filling in the form available on https://support.free-now.com/hc/ro/requests/new, stating that they are requesting reimbursement of the rides for vaccination
- FREE NOW reimburses the value of the rides paid by card or offers vouchers if the payment was made in cash.
„Participating in the fight against Covid-19 resonates perfectly with the company’s values and the role assumed by FREE NOW to contribute responsibly for the good of communities. We want to offer accessible solutions to all those looking for modern and efficient transportation options. In these times, more than ever, health is a priority for every person and for every community, which is why we support the choice of those who choose to get vaccinated through free rides”, completed Anca Gherle.
The initiative continues FREE NOW’s strategy to support the community in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic that started last spring. During the state of emergency, FREE NOW supported the medical staff in Romania and the staff in the institutions involved in organizing and managing the emergency situation by creating a special section in the application through which free rides could be ordered. At the same time, for safe rides, FREE NOW equipped hundreds of volunteer drivers’ cars with panels that separate the front seats and the rear seat.