Before your flight      


 

The health of our passengers is important to us. Here you’ll find important information concerning matters of physical wellness when travelling with Fly Mid Africa, including doctor’s consultations, travel convenience, illness and other advice.

 

Consult your doctor

If you have any medical concerns about making a long journey, or if you suffer from a respiratory or cardiovascular condition, it is best to consult your doctor before travelling. Think about the destination as well as the journey. Ask your doctor whether you will need any vaccinations or special medication. Note that visiting cities in some high altitude areas or cities suffering from heavy pollution can aggravate asthma or other respiratory problems.

There are many examples of over-the-counter medication available, but we recommend that you always consult your doctor to determine which are suitable for you.

Be sure to ask for medical advice, especially if you:

  • Are under a doctor´s care
  • Suffer from a chronic illness
  • Have recently been in a hospital
  • Are pregnant.

Expectant Mothers

Expectant mothers are not regarded as PRM (People with Reduced Mobility). Nevertheless, expectant mothers can be accepted until the end of week 32 on all flights at their own risk. It shall be noted that between week 28 and week 32 of the pregnancy a doctor’s certificate is required.

Important recommendations:

Arrive at the airport in good time in order to carry out all boarding procedures and transfer within the airport in a relaxed manner.

Request an aisle seat to make trips to restrooms and short strolls easier, especially on long-haul flights.

Doctor certificates presented at the time of check-in must be issued within seven (7) days of travel; otherwise, you might be refused to travel.

Travel convenience

For your travel convenience, here are some tried-and-tested tips to enhance your travel experience and minimize discomfort during your flight:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and drinks containing caffeine such as coffee and tea
  • Eat light and easily-digested food
  • Wear loose fitting clothing, comfortable shoes and, if necessary, support stockings
  • Consult your doctor on the usage of anti-embolic medications
  • Keep prescribed medication with you in your carry-on bag
  • Avoid taking sleeping pills
  • Take a brisk walk on arrival

For common cold, flu and ear infections

Avoid traveling if you have an ear infection or are suffering from a severe cold or flu. If you must travel, consider the following:

  • Drink plenty of liquids, preferably non-carbonated water and fruit juice
  • Use nose drops half an hour before takeoff and landing
  • Suck on a sweet or chew gum during takeoff and landing
 
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