If you are ill or injured and are traveling or returning home for treatment or rehabilitation, a medical clearance may be required. A medical clearance helps Cobalt ensure your comfort, health and safety and facilitates the provision of any specialized equipment or assistance you may need. You will need a medical clearance if:
You have a medical condition that meets the criteria listed in detail in the Medical Travel Clearance Guidelines
You are unsure about your fitness to travel
You require supplementary therapeutic oxygen
You are traveling with medical equipment such as ventilators, humid crib, defibrillators, portable oxygen concentrators etc.
How to get medical clearance
Please download the Cobalt Passenger Medical Clearance Form and fill out part A.Then ask your doctor to complete part B and send the completed form to email@example.com, as soon as possible and not later than 7 days before the date of your departure. You will be advised if you are fit to travel.
Traveling with medicines or medical equipment
- always carry a prescription or supporting letter from your doctor to avoid delays at security or customs
- if you need to take any medical equipment with you, you will need to complete the Medical Clearance Form
- if you have your own battery-operated wheelchair or mobility aid you will have to contact our Call Center. This is because battery-powered devices can be a fire risk on board aircraft, and the battery needs to be disabled before the flight takes off.
- Please inform us if you are traveling with any liquid medication or syringes in your hand baggage.
Communicable Disease and Infection
Where Cobalt has made an individual assessment of you and reasonably concluded that you would pose a significant risk to the health or safety of passengers or crew if you were to travel, you may not be accepted for travel unless or until the risk has been eliminated.
Scuba Diving & Decompression Sickness
To minimize the risk of decompression sickness, often known as “the bends”, if you who have been scuba diving within 24 hours of your flight departure you will not be permitted to travel. If you have suffered decompression sickness prior to travel you will require clearance for travel commencing within 10days of completing treatment.
After the 28 weeks, you need to carry a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner confirming:
- The estimated date of delivery
- Whether it is a single or multiple pregnancy
- That your pregnancy is routine and that there are no complications
The certificate or letter must be available on request and be carried with you at the airport and during the flight.
If you do have complications with your pregnancy, a Medical Clearance is also required.
Beyond 36 weeks for a single pregnancy and beyond 32 weeks for multiple pregnancy, air travel is prohibited.
After delivery, medical clearance is required if you are traveling within 7 days of your delivery date.
Newborn cannot travel for 48 hours after delivery and need to complete the Cobalt Passenger Medical Clearance Form to travel between 3 and 7 days after delivery.
Note: Cobalt does not represent that travel is safe for you at any particular point during your pregnancy. You must seek advice from your own medical practitioner prior to your flight. The periods referred to above are only our minimum requirements.