Prepare For Your Trip
Here are some general travel tips before you take your flight.
- Information about the country, culture and climate
- Information about the medical care available locally
- Doctor contact information
- Tropical medicine or vaccination centers
- Health insurance (coverage abroad)
- Repatriation insurance
- In the event of existing illnesses:
- Obtain your doctor’s medical assessment for you to travel before departure.
- Take a doctor’s report containing details of diagnosis, regular medicament requirement, special diet, allergies, etc.
- Carry medicaments, including a reserve supply, in your hand luggage.
- Children are very susceptible to illnesses with diarrhea, particularly in the tropics; therefore ensure that they drink plenty of fluids. Diarrhea usually lasts between 5 and 7 days.
- With small children, the balance of pressure between the pharynx and the middle ear is insufficient. Consequently, small children often suffer from earache during take-off and, above all, landing.
- If you are in good health, it is safe to fly during pregnancy. It is generally possible to fly up to between four and six weeks before your due date.
- It is advisable to carry a letter from your gynecologist with you.
- During the last four weeks prior to birth, you will require the airline’s consent.