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    Advice for Elderly Passenger

    Advice for Elderly Passenger

    Preparation for air travel

    • Avoid traveling in remote areas.
    • Consult your family doctor regarding appropriate medications, vaccinations, etc.
    • For any existing, chronic illness, to ensure that health conditions are safe for the trip, keep any necessary medication in your hand luggage.
    • Pack appropriate clothing for the destination.
    • Confirm your health insurance before flying


    During flight

    • Exercise and try to move around in the aircraft to prevent blood clots.
    • Keep hydrated by drinking a lot of water; avoid alcohol and coffee.


    At the destination

    • Elderly passengers ¬– like small children – are more prone to severe dehydration, therefore they should avoid long term sun exposure.
    • Prevent constipation by increasing water intake or using laxatives if necessary.
    • Be mindful of food and water hygiene.
    • Take adequate rest to adjust to the local time zone.
    • Keep skin clean to avoid infections.