Health advice

Health and hygiene information for your flight.

Before departure

If you have an infection or long-term health condition or you have recently had surgery, you must consult your doctor to ensure there are no reasons why you should not travel by air.

During security screening

When you arrive at security screening, inform security officers if you have any special medical requirements which will impact on how you are inspected. Examples of this are if you have a prosthetic limb or a pacemaker. You must also present any liquid medication that needs to go on board with you, along with a prescription with your name on it.

Health requirements

Depending on where you are traveling to, certain vaccinations or treatments might be required or recommended. For more information, contact your doctor, travel agent or airline.  

You can also consult the following websites for more information:

Pregnant passengers

Health requirements for Pregnant passengers

There is no reason why pregnant women shouldn’t travel. However, once you have reached the 28th week of pregnancy (i.e.: the seventh month), some airlines might ask for a medical certificate confirming you are fit to fly.  At eight months, some airlines may not allow you to board. 

If you’re pregnant, we recommend that you contact your airline and your doctor before you buy any plane tickets.