Flights to and from medical treatment abroad
All passengers must satisfy certain general health criteria. It is a burden on the body to fly. For example, air pressure in the cabin is lower than that on the ground, which can result in increased oxygen demand during the flight.
Health criteria also applies when you travel to and from medical treatment abroad. A medical treatment, diagnostic intervention, chemotherapy or operation may change one's state of health such that it may becomes hazardous for one's health to fly.
All critically ill and cancer patients flying with SAS must fill out a MEDIF.
The health status assessment means your doctor must complete a MEDIF (Medical Information Form) to secure prior approval of your flight journey. A health status assessment before the flight may result in the passenger being refused travel.
If a passenger is suspected of being too ill to fly at the check-in or gate, the captain has the right to refuse the passenger.
For information about health criteria as well as completing a MEDIF, please contact SAS Medical Sales.
We would like to note that ordinary travel insurance/public health insurance does not cover the cost of treatment abroad unless otherwise agreed. Accordingly, we recommend approval in advance from your insurer.
SAS Medical Sales
Tel.: +45 32 32 68 98
Fax: +45 32 32 64 72
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm CET