If you are planning on travelling to Africa, we recommend you take out travel insurance for medical and repatriation costs
Your practitioner will issue you with the necessary certificates and prescriptions. He/she will carry out the necessary vaccinations and checks (ears, teeth, panoramic X-ray if necessary). A routine check-up so that you can travel with peace of mind.
Destination, length of the trip, local conditions where you are staying, your medical history: you may be in need of a vaccine. Remember, some vaccines are only offered in accredited centres (yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis). Please consult the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs carefully. For a smooth trip, stay on top of your vaccines!
Before you leave, it’s a good idea to make a checklist of your important documents. Make sure you have your passport, up-to-date health and vaccination record, European Health Insurance Card and repatriation insurance in your possession. Don’t forget, it can take time to obtain certain documents. A covered traveller is a successful traveller!
Pregnant women are permitted to travel by plane. Nevertheless, ask for a medical opinion and avoid flying during the last month of your pregnancy and the week following your delivery. In terms of practicalities, choose comfortable clothes and compression stockings. These will make it easier for your blood to circulate: ask your doctor about it. Finally, stay hydrated and fasten your seatbelt below your abdomen, as you would with a pregnancy belt.
Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease which can be dangerous for pregnant women, babies and vulnerable people. If your child has chickenpox, wait until they are no longer contagious. If their spots persist, bring along a certificate proving that they are no longer contagious. Without this document you will not be able to board.
Yes, but only if you are able to present a medical certificate* indicating that you are able to travel with a closed cast. Without this authorisation, the airline may deny you access to the plane.
* The medical certificate must indicate the date on which the cast was fitted.