Medical clearance

Passengers must obtain a medical clearance from their treating doctor if one or more of the described conditions below apply to them.  Passengers must provide clearance to Airnorth a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.

The following conditions may be used as a guide only. Contact your medical practitioner or Airnorth reservations who can provide you with further guidance. 

If passengers with medical conditions require assistance to travel on board our aircraft or at the airport, passengers are advised to provide Airnorth with information regarding their requirements prior to travel. This is done through the use of a Disability Access Facilitation Information Form (DAFI) available upon request.

Medical condition Notes
Inability to eat, administer own medication or go to toilet depending on the length of flight, may need to travel with an assistant, who will sit in an adjacent seat.
Asthma recent deterioration within 48 hours of travel
Pneumothorax within 14 days of resolution
Head injury within 2 weeks of travel or where there is air in the cranium
Heart attack within 21 days of travel
Chest surgery within 10 days of travel
Decompression sickness requires clearance from a specialist in hyperbaric medicine
Ear and/or sinus pathology within 48 hours of travel
Stroke within 10 days of travel
Phobia if doubt about ability to cope with air travel
Abdominal surgery within 10 days of travel
Anaemia Hb < 7.5 d L/L
Penetrating eye injury while there is air in the eye or a vitreous leak
Plaster casts plaster cast must be split if the injury is less than 48 hours old
Fractured jaw which has been wired must carry wire cutters onboard and with an assistant capable of cutting the wires if necessary – suitable documentation must be carried
Requirement for stretcher/humidicrib must travel with medical assistant, who will sit in adjacent seat
Psychiatric disorder that may deteriorate during flight must travel with medical assistant, who will sit in adjacent seat
Inability to sit upright passengers are required to sit upright for take-off and landing
Assisted breathing during travel/supplemental oxygen you must provide supplemental oxygen, size C packs, for use in the aircraft cabin

Contact Airnorth reservations if you believe you may have a condition that would require travel clearance. 

Conditions that usually prevent travel

A customer with one or more of the conditions listed is likely to be denied carriage if travel is to be undertaken within the time specified.  

These conditions may be used as a guide only. Contact your medical practitioner or Airnorth reservations who can provide you with further guidance.

Medical condition Time period
Heart attack within 7 days of intended travel
Stroke within 3 days of intended travel
Psychiatric disorder acute or uncontrolled
Contagious or infectious disease if this poses a direct risk of infection to passengers or crew
Angioplasty within 3 days of travel
Angioplasty with stents within 2 days of travel
Pregnancy  domestic flight – pregnancy after 36th week
international flight - routine pregnancy after 36th week
or multiple pregnancy after 32nd week
Infants within 7 days of birth

Pregnant passengers permitted to travel must be able to comply with seat belt regulations. 

Infants less than 48 hours old will not be accepted for carriage. Infants less than 7 days of age will not be carried unless extenuating circumstances exist. If extenuating circumstances exist, the infant must be assessed by a medical practitioner as fit to fly and a written clearance to fly signed provided by a medical practitioner. 

Airnorth reserves the right to deny carriage if it is not satisfied that a customer is fit to travel.