Travelling with an infectious disease

Infections can quickly spread within the cabin of an aircraft. If you are currently suffering from an infectious disease here’s what you need to know.

To ensure the safety of all Guests we impose restrictions on travellers suffering from infectious diseases.


Are you fit to fly?

  • Guests suffering from severe infectious conditions e.g., a severe respiratory infection, pneumonia, tuberculosis – are NOT permitted to travel without a certificate from an appropriate medical practitioner confirming your fitness to fly.

  • Guests with rubella may travel four (4) days after the appearance of the rash.

  • Guests with measles or chicken pox may travel seven (7) days after the appearance of the rash.

  • Guests with mumps are permitted to travel once all swelling has subsided – usually between seven (7) and 14 days after symptoms have presented.

  • If you have meningitis or are infected with any virus resulting from a pandemic such as SARS or H1N1 (Swine Flu), you will not be accepted for travel.

  • We ask that Guests with influenza or any other viral infection avoid travel. Such conditions are highly infectious within the confines of an aircraft cabin.


To confirm your fitness to fly, your doctor or medical practitioner will need to fill in our Medical Indemnity Form.


Read our Terms and Conditions for more information.