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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.