Here are the all-important airline policies you’ll need to check if chickenpox strikes one of your party.
Sufferers are allowed to fly seven days after the appearance of first spot.
BA advises no travel until six days after the last spot appears. Sufferers will also need a GP’s letter stating they’re no longer infectious.
Sufferers will need to wait seven days after the last spot appears.
Travel ‘unacceptable’ if active lesions are present. Passengers can fly six days after last blister/spot appears with all remaining eruptions crusted and dried.
Anyone suffering from chickenpox will be asked to complete a ‘Meda’ form and wait for a decision from the airline. Those with active spots are unlikely to be given permission to fly.
Passengers must wait seven days after first spot appeared to be considered for boarding. They’ll also need a ‘Fit to Fly’ letter from their GP.
You’ll be fit to board if all scabs are dry and you have a GP’s letter to confirm you’re not contagious.
You’ll be fit to fly if all spots are scabbed and you have a doctor’s letter confirming you’re fit to fly. Active blisters will result in travel being refused.
If any spots are visible at the time of travel, you’ll need a doctor’s letter to confirm you or the child are no longer contagious – or face being refused permission to board.
Don’t expect permission to board if you have active lesions – all must be dried and crusted. Doctor’s letter is advised.
Passengers will only be allowed to travel seven days after the appearance of the last new blister/spot.
Passengers are ‘advised’ not to travel during the infectious stage. The airline’s advice on this is: “Once the rash begins to dry-up and the blisters form dry scabs the patient is no longer infectious.”
Travellers with Thomson will need to wait seven days from the appearance of their last new spot.
Passengers are fine to fly if it has been seven days since the last new spots, the existing crop are crusted/scabbed and they don’t have a fever.
Anyone with chickenpox will need a letter from their doctor confirming they are no longer contagious. This must have been issued within six days of the flight date. Call 03309770444 for more.