Travelers with existing medical conditions or special needs
- Category: Preventive Health
- Published: Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:59
- Written by Super User
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Passengers who already have diagnosed medical conditions must seek expert advice before travel. The airlines can be asked for any help assistance in need. Passengers can ask what on-board health facilities are available in an emergency. It is advisable to take enough medications to last for whole of travel period as regulation and availability of differ from country to country.
Airlines have the right to refuse to carry passengers with conditions that may worsen, or have serious consequences, during the flight. Information from airline’s website is a good source to rely on, particularly about various diseases (diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases) and group of travellers (newborn babies, infants, pregnant women, older people and people with disabilities). Time to time guideline for traveller can be found on WHO website and airline’s website.