Is there a medical guide for passenger transport?

Thinking about your safety and the best for your health, we present you a simple table extracted from the Medical Guide for Passenger Transport Authorisation, issued by the Aeronautica Civil (Spanish Civil Aviation Authority).

Special medical conditions to be taken into account when authorising a flight

Surgery or pathology: Arthroscopy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 3 days after the procedure is done (If you need a medical certificate).

Surgery or pathology: Joint replacement 

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 to 14 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate).

Surgery or pathology: Osteosynthesis

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 to 10 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Open casts or splints

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 1 day (24 hours) after the procedure is performed. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Closed casts

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 1 day (24 hours) when the flight is less than 2 hours. 2 days (48 hours) when the flight is longer than 2 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Pneumatic splints

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Persons not medically fit to fly. (No medical certificate required)

 

Plastic surgery

Surgery or pathology: Facial Rejuvenation: Surgical

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 to 10 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Facial rejuvenation: laparoscopic, with gas or liquid substances.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: From 24 hours to 3 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 3 days. (No medical certificate required)

Surgery or pathology: Mammoplasty: augmentation, reduction

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 to 4 weeks after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 4 weeks. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Liposuction

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 to 10 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Abdominoplasty and lipoabdominoplasty.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 to 15 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 15 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Buttock surgery, Implants, Liposuction, Fat injection in buttocks

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 to 15 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 15 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Buttock fat injection

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: From 24 hours to 3 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 3 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Facial

Aesthetics: Hair implants, frontoplasty, cilioplasty, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, bichectomy, mentoplasty, cervical liposuction, malar implants.

Reconstructive: Local hang-ups, skin grafts, rhinohyoplasty, palatorrhaphy, pharyngeal sphincter, correction of microtia, dermabrasions, expansorestusulares.

Maxillofacial: Fracture of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus, fractures of the bones of the nose, orbitozygomatia fracture, dentoalveolar fracture, isolated mandibular fracture, lefort I, TMJ fracture, unimaxillary orthognathic surgery.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days to 10 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Facial

Aesthetic: Rhytidoplasty, combination of 2 or more facial procedures.

Reconstructive: Free hanging, combination of 2 or more facial procedures.

Maxillofacial: Lefort III, complex mandibular fracture, panfacial fractures, bimaxillary orthognathic surgery, craniosynostosis correction.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: More than 14 days depending on evolution, absence of complications and pain control. (If a medical certificate is required) 

Surgery or pathology: Corporal

Aesthetics: Augmentation mammoplasty, breast pectomy with/without implants, reduction mammoplasty, liposuction, abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, gynecomastia treatment, gluteoplasty, brachio and musioplasty, pectoral and calf implants.

Reconstructive: Local hang-ups, skin grafts, dermabrasion, scar revision, headline expanders.

Hand: Fingertip reconstruction, isolated extensor tenorrhaphy, isolated flexor tenorrhaphy, isolated neurorrhaphy, nerve decompression, phalangeal fractures, isolated metacarpal fractures, isolated carpal fracture, polysyndactyly correction.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days to 10 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Corporal

Aesthetics: Breast pectomy without implants, reduction mammoplasty, liposuction, abdominoplasty, gluteoplasty, brachioplasty and musioplasty, combination of 2 or more body procedures.

Reconstructive: Local hang-ups, remote hang-ups, breast reconstruction, combination of 2 or more body procedures.

Hand: combined extensor tenorrhaphy, combined flexor tenorrhaphy, multiple flangeal fractures, multiple metacarpal fractures, combined carpal fracture.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 days to 14 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Corporal

Aesthetics: Liposuction, post-bariatric surgery, combination of 2 or more body procedures.

Reconstructive: Free hanging, combination of 2 or more body procedures.

Hand: Complex extensor tenorrhaphy, complex flexor tenorrhaphy, complex multiple flangeal fractures, complex multiple metacarpal fractures, complex carpal fracture, combination of several procedures.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: More than 14 days depending on evolution, absence of complications and pain control. (If a medical certificate is required) 

Surgery or pathology: Combined: combined anterior facial and body procedures lasting less than 3 hours.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days to 10 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Combined: combined anterior facial and body procedures lasting 3 to 5 hours.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 days to 14 days after the procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate) 

Surgery or pathology: Combined: combined anterior facial and body procedures lasting more than 5 hours.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: More than 14 days depending on evolution, absence of complications and pain control. (If a medical certificate is required)
Ophthalmology

Surgery or pathology: Retinal gas surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. Subject to assessment by Airport Health. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology:Non-gas retinal surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Intraocular injection

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Intraocular gas injection with sulphur hexafluoride.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 weeks. After assessment by Airport Health. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Intraocular gas injection with perfluoropropane.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. Subject to assessment by Airport Health. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Glaucoma under treatment

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Immediate. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Acute glaucoma

  • TTime until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly.

Surgery or pathology: Penetrating glaucoma surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Laser surgery for glaucoma

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Corneal transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty, lamellar keratoplasty, dsaek, dmek, dlek and others).

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 15 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Lasik or intracorneal rings

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: PRK or crosslinking

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Pterygium surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Strabismus surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Cataract surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Ocular trauma

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Ocular trauma managed with gas cx.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. Subject to assessment by Airport Health. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: External eye infection

  • Time until when flight is allowed: 24 hours of treatment and/or until non-infectious phase (3 days). (If medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Palpebral surgeries

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Conjunctival and extra ocular muscle surgeries.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)
Otorhinolaryngology

Surgery or pathology: Tonsillectomies

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 weeks after surgery. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Tympanoplasty

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Rhinoplasty and septoplasty

  • Time until when flight is allowed: 24 hours after removal of the tamponade. 10 days if the procedure did not require tamponade. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Septorhinoplasty

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Endoscopic sinus surgery.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Cerclined patients

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Persons not medically fit to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Neck incisions and thyroidectomies.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 weeks. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Turbinoplasty (turbinates)

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Mastoidectomy and tympanosplasty.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Tonsillectomy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Adenotonsillectomy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Vestilation tubes

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Maxillofacial surgeries

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 15 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Neck surgeries are usually in hospitalised patients with tumours or other comorbidities that take time to recover.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Anterior and posterior sinus wall fractures.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Orbito zygomatic fractures.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Combined mandibular fractures

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Lefort I

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Lefort II

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Lefort III

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Jaw incisions or any mandibular procedures.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Facial nerve surgeries (facial nerve and hypoglossal nerve surgeries).

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 21 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Enclosures

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Facial plastic surgical procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, peeling, implants, or drains, dermabrasion.

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)
General surgery
Surgery or pathology: Major cardiac surgery, Valve replacement, Coronary artery bypass, Correction of atrial or ventricular septal defect, Heart transplantation.
  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 to 14 days after the surgical procedure. Subject to assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 14 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Angioplasty with or without stenting

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 3 to 5 days after the surgical procedure. Subject to assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Angiography

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Pacemaker or defibrillator implantation.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Ablation therapy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 1 week. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Major lung surgery, Lobectomy, Pleurectomy, Open lung biopsy.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 weeks. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Cardiac surgeries that do not involve pleural interventions.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 weeks. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Major abdominal surgery, Bowel resection, Open hysterectomy, Renal surgery.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 1 to 2 weeks after the surgical procedure. After assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, it must be later than 2 weeks. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Appendectomy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Laparoscopic surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Colostomy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Colonoscopy

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours. (If you need a medical certificate)
Contraindications to pregnancy in flight

Surgery or pathology: Uncomplicated pregnancies greater than 36 weeks.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Uncomplicated pregnancies between 32 weeks and 36 weeks.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Suitable for international flights and for domestic flights with medical certification from the treating specialist. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Complicated pregnancies between 32 weeks and greater gestational time.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: High-risk pregnancies under 28 weeks.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Apt for domestic and international flights, must be directed to airport health with support for monitoring the pregnancy if they present a report of high risk. Where there is no airport health service, require a medical certificate stating that you can fly without any complications. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Abnormal uterine bleeding of any etiology.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Missed abortion

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Suitable for flights not longer than 6 hours requires assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service, require a medical certificate stating that you can fly without any complications. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Fetal dystocia, Fetal growth restriction, History of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, Maternal age less than or equal to 15 or greater than or equal to 35 years, Multiple gestation, Placenta previa or other placental abnormality.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Apt for national and international flights, must be directed to airport health with support for monitoring the pregnancy if they present a report of high risk, where there is no airport health require the medical certificate stating that you can fly without any complications. (If a medical certificate is required)
Neonates

Surgery or pathology: Healthy newborns after 7 days.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: No contraindications for flight, no authorisation required. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Newborns less than 48 hours old

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Newborns between 48 hours and 6 days old.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: The flight is allowed if they carry a neonatal portable oxygen concentrator. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Newborns with comorbidities.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Travelling with medical certification from the treating neonatologist, medical history must be requested and special requirements from the treating neonatologist must be reviewed. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Healthy preterm infants older than 32 weeks.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Flight is allowed if they have already left the kangaroo plan, they must bring certification from the treating neonatologist. Must be assessed in terms of oxygen saturation levels at appropriate ambient FIO2. Assessment by Airport Health. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Preterm infants with comorbidities.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Travelling with medical certification from the treating neonatologist, medical history must be requested and special requirements must be reviewed by the treating neonatologist. Assessment by Airport Health(If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Premature newborns requiring oxygen.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Flight is allowed if travelling with a neonatal oxygen concentrator that ensures age-appropriate flows. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Preterm infants less than 1500g and/or less than 32 weeks.

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Persons not medically fit to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Preterm infants over 1500g and over 32 weeks gestational age at birth.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: They can travel with a neonatal supplemental oxygen concentrator with oxygen saturation greater than 90%. The caregiver must demonstrate expertise in the use of the concentrator and pulse oximeter. Assessment by Airport Health. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Preterm newborns over 2500g.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: There is no restriction for flight unless they present comorbidities, in these cases they must travel with a certificate from the treating neonatologist and in compliance with the recommendations given by him/her. Assessment by Airport Health. (If a medical certificate is required)
Cardiovascular medical conditions

Surgery or pathology: Unstable angina

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Stable angina

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 1 week. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction, Coronary stenting and elective angioplasty.

  • Time until when flight is allowed: Low risk: after 72 hours with ejection fraction greater than 40% certified by a physician. (If you need a medical certificate) Medium risk: must wait 7 days and ejection fraction greater than 40%. With Cardiologist certification. (If you need a medical certificate) High risk: People unfit to fly due to medical reasons. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Complicated acute myocardial infarction

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Absolute contraindication until stabilisation, after stabilisation you can travel after 21 days. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Chronic compensated heart failure

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: There is no restriction, you must always present a medical certificate specifying if you require oxygen. (If a medical certificate is required)

Surgery or pathology: Acute heart failure

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Revascularisation, Bypass and valve replacement.

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 10 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Symptomatic valve disease

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Controlled hypertension

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: No flight restriction. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Pacemaker or cardio defibrillator

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: There is no restriction in days, you must bring a certificate from the attending physician certifying the proper functioning of the device or the card that identifies you as a pacemaker carrier. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Supra or ventricular tachycardia

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Stable: no contraindication for flying. (If you need a medical certificate) Not stable: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Paroxysmal supraventicular arrhythmia.

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Stable: no contraindication for flying. (If you need a medical certificate) Not stable: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Persistent or permanent auticular fibrillation

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Stable: no contraindication for flying. (If you need a medical certificate) Not stable: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Ventricular arrhythmia

  • Time until when flying is allowed: Stable: no contraindication for flying. (If you need a medical certificate) Not stable: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Eisenmeyer's syndrome and cyanosing congenital heart disease.

  • Time until when flight is permitted: Stable: no contraindication for flight. (If you need a medical certificate) Not stable: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable) Supplementary oxygen required(Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Cardiac catheterisation

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 5 days. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Varicose vein surgery

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days after surgery. (If you need a medical certificate)
Respiratory medical conditions

Surgery or pathology: Tracheostomy

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Compensated COPD

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Controlled asthma

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (No medical certificate required.)

Surgery or pathology: Pneumothorax

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 7 days or 14 days after resolution after assessment by Airport Health. Where there is no Airport Health Service it must be later than 14 days . (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Pleural effusion

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 14 days after resolution . (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Pneumonia

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Terminal cancer

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hypoapnoea Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome.

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)
Psychiatric medical conditions

Surgery or pathology: Patient Suicide

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Patient with controlled depression

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Anxiety states or anxiety crises

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 24 hours after resolution of the anxiety episode. Assessment by Airport Health. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Compensated aerophobia

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Violent patients

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Psychotic behaviour

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Alzheimer's

  • Time until when flying is allowed: No contraindication to fly. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Patients under substance abuse

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

 

Neurological medical conditions

Surgery or pathology: Patients with convulsive episodes

  • Time until when flight is allowed: Depends on neurological assessment. 24 hours without convulsive episode and without neurological sequelae are indicated. (If you need a medical certificate)

Surgery or pathology: Stroke patients

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: Depends on the concept of neurology and neurosurgery if necessary. 14 days for hospitalisation. (If you need a medical certificate)
Other medical conditions

Surgery or pathology: Decompressive disease: In divers

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: 2 days after the last dive. (No medical certificate required.)

Surgery or pathology: Diabetes

  • Time until when the flight is allowed: You must be in control of your medical situation. (No medical certificate required)
Contraindications for burn patients

Surgery or pathology: Infectious-contagious diseases (rashes such as chicken pox, measles, roseola or rubella; mumps, meningitis, septicaemia, gas gangrene, avian influenza,hepatitis, tuberculosis, atypical pneumonia, tetanus, rabies, typhoid fever, yellow fever, diphtheria, SARS cholera).

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Acute otitis media and acute sinusitis.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Patients with jaw fracture, which cannot open the mouth (fixed cerclage) and injuries that prevent displacement chest trauma.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Acute otitis media and acute sinusitis.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Terminal illnesses or in such a state of health that the flight could cause a complication or even death such as premature birth, arterial hypertension, cerebrovascular accident: cerebral haemorrhages, (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV), Cancer, in advanced stage).

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Passengers in an intoxicated state or under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Surgery or pathology: Enclosures

  • Time until when flying is permitted: Persons medically unfit to fly. (Not applicable)

Important

All medical certificates that we require from travellers for travel must be issued no later than 10 days before the date of travel and this medical certificate is valid for your return journey for up to 1 month if there has been no change in your state of health.

In cases in which there is a difference in the number of days to be able to fly between the treating doctor and the Airport Health concept, the Health concept takes precedence. Remember that in order to carry out any air travel after having suffered any of the above-mentioned medical conditions, it is essential to have the rest stipulated therein, to avoid putting your life and the lives of others at risk.

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