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Health & Medical Information Health & Medical Information

Published   2016-9-2

Health & Medical Information

The following content is for a physician’s reference to help determine a patient’s fitness for air travel.
  • The air pressure in the cabin is equal to the atmospheric pressure at a height of 2,300 meters (7,000 feet). 
  • Flight attendants have received basic first-aid training, but do not have authorization to perform injections on patients; they also have the duty to maintain the state of the entire airplane and thus do not have time to provide passengers with special treatment. 
  • The space available for moving around and the comfort conditions of the cabin are limited by the technical state of the plane.
Patients with the following conditions are not fit for air travel:
  • Patients with heart disease in serious or dangerous state. For example: serious heart failure; patients with cyanosis symptom or myocardial infarction (patients who have suffered myocardial infarction within six weeks of the flight).
  • Infants younger than 14 days old.
  • Women whose pregnancy has exceeded 36 weeks should not travel. Women whose pregnancy has reached 32 weeks must present a certificate signed by a doctor which confirms the estimated date of delivery and informs that there are no implications.
Most people with existing medical conditions are able to fly without difficulty.
Medical clearance to fly is required when fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery or an existing medical condition.
In common with most airlines, we will assess your fitness to fly based on internationally accepted criteria.
Above information is for reference only, please contact our local office for more details.