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Communicable diseases

We’re naturally keen to prevent our passengers from falling ill, so have guidelines for travelling with certain conditions.

If you’ve been unwell in the weeks before your flight, call our Special Assistance team on 0844 412 4455 to check if you’ll be OK to fly.

As the following illnesses can be contagious, we’ve put together the following information as guidance.  If you are unsure, please contact our special assistance department so you individual case can be assisted and supported.

Guidance on when you are usually able to travel

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Illness When can you travel?
Chicken Pox 7 days after the last crop of spots providing the spots have crusted/scabbed over and the passenger feels well and has no fever
Cholera When your symptoms have settled, you feel well enough to travel and the public heath authority in your destination country agrees you are fit to travel
Hepatitis A When you feel well enough to travel
Measles 5 days after the rash first appeared
Mumps 8 days after the swelling began. You must feel well and have no fever
Rubella 5 days after the rash first appeared
Shingles If lesions are covered with a dressing. You must be well with no fever and any pain must be well controlled.
Tuberculosis If medical evidence proves you are not infectious
Whooping Cough Please contact Special Assistance for further advice
Yellow Fever Please contact Special Assistance for further advice
Flu Once your symptoms have resolved

As long as you feel well enough to fly, it’s fine for you to travel with these conditions:

  • Hepatitis B or C
  • Dengue fever
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Malaria