Sunday, July 19, 2009
The 'No-Sneeze' List: 'Fit-to-Fly' certificate required by airlines over swine flu:
The 'No-Sneeze' List: 'Fit-to-Fly' certificate required by airlines over swine flu: Airlines to stop suspected swine flu victims from flying --Airlines offer guidance to check-in staff to help them prevent customers boarding flights if they appear to have the virus 19 Jul 2009 Passengers with swine flu will be stopped from boarding flights, two major airlines confirmed today, as the Department of Health warned tourists who contract the illness abroad not to travel home until their symptoms have gone. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic said they had provided check-in staff and cabin crew with guidance on how to act if they believe a passenger is unwell. Medical advice would be taken to assess the condition of passengers exhibiting symptoms, including having a headache, sore throat, runny nose, and aching muscles. Virgin Atlantic said those suffering from the condition would be prevented from flying until they could provide a fit-to-fly certificate from their doctor or a hospital.
Posted by JRohio at 5:14 PM