Medical recommendations

Passengers with health problems

Travelling by air the passenger can be exposed to air-pressure changes, a lower amount of oxygen, a lower humidity as well as limited mobility conditions, which can affect the passenger’s general mood as well as the intensify of the discomfort and illnesses the passenger suffers from. With that in mind, you must prepare for your flight appropriately.

It is suggested neither to consume heavy meals nor to drink carbonated beverages before your flight. The flatulent effects can be much more intensive during flight. Due to the dry air in the aircraft cabin, mineral water can come in handy (however, please remember to purchase it once you have passed through the security check).

If for medical reasons, passengers need to inject themselves during the flight (e.g., diabetics) or to take any other indispensable medicines they are permitted to carry syringes in the cabin. The same applies to the medicines which, due to their volume (over 100 ml) might be a problem during the security check. The passengers will be asked to produce appropriate medical evidence, a doctor’s letter will suffice, stating that the medicine is required onboard. The letter should be kept with them at all times to be produced to the applicable services.

The medical certificate will also be required should there be any reservations about the passenger’s being fit to fly, which is if the passenger has been recently diagnosed with a specific disease, hospitalized or injured. The same applies to the passengers with heart problems, hypertension, or breathing difficulties.

Passengers travelling with any contagious conditions are required to produce a medical certificate confirming that they are fit to fly.

      • Rubella – Passengers can be accepted for travel four days after the appearance of the rash;
      • Measles - Passengers can be accepted for travel seven days after the appearance of the rash;
      • Mumps – Passengers can be accepted for travel when all swelling has subsided. This is usually after 7 to 14 days;
      • Chicken pox - Passengers can be accepted for travel seven days after the appearance of the last new spot.

    Possible ailments

    Irrespective of the efforts of the crew, the conditions onboard can be difficult. Due to low humidity in the cabin, there can appear the sensation of facial skin stretching, unpleasant nasal, throat and eye mucus drying out. The pressure change in the cabin can trigger headache and ear pain. The load factor can result in dizziness, nausea, stomach loading.

      • in air travel wearing loose clothing and footwear,
      • drinking larger amounts of water and juices during the flight, limiting the consumption of alcohol, which causes dehydration of the body,
      • avoiding smoking, because nicotine has a negative effect on blood clotting,
      • to avoid nausea, do not eat plenty of meals before the flight,
      • if dizziness occurs, focus on a fixed object,
      • to get rid of the feeling of blocking your ears, suck hard candy or yawn,
      • preventively perform a few simple steps, for example: apply a moisturizing cream on the face, use a nasal inhaler; it will be better if the contact lenses are removed, and instead you can put on glasses or put on "artificial tears" - this will help you feel better and improve your travel comfort,
      • avoid putting your feet on your feet while sitting in the chair, as this may lead to embolism in the veins; from time to time it is worth doing relaxation exercises and changing the position.

    Vaccinations

    Before planning a trip to exotic countries, check what you should or should be vaccinated for. It should be remembered that at the border of some countries, so-called yellow immunization book, which is an international document containing accurate data on required and recommended vaccinations. Without this book, you can not be allowed into the country.

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    A journey of pregnant women

    Bearing in mind the welfare of future mothers and their children, Ryanair requires a medical certificate from passengers in the 28th week of pregnancy and later. It should contain information about the date of dissolution, confirmation of good health and no complications, as well as the determination of the ability to travel by plane.

    The certificate should be issued no later than two weeks before the trip. Ryanair reserves the right to refuse boarding the passenger at or above 28 weeks of pregnancy if he or she does not have a valid medical certificate on the ability to fly from a midwife or doctor.

      • in the case of multiple pregnancy without complications, plane travel is forbidden after the 32nd week of pregnancy;
      • in the case of a single pregnancy without complications, plane travel is forbidden after the 36th week of pregnancy;

    Travel with PLL LOT from the 32nd week of pregnancy is permitted only with the MEDIF form completed by the doctor. The form can be downloaded from the official PLL LOT website.

    The journey of newborns

    The travel of new-born infants due to physical flight conditions, is allowed once the infant turns 8 days. With the health of the new born in mind, we suggest that the parents or guardians should see the attending physician before such an early air travel, asking for the doctor’s permission for it.

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