Conditions for clearance
The following passengers must provide the airline with a medical clearance form:
- Those affected by diseases that could be spread to other passengers
- Those affected by conditions that could worsen as a result of the flight
- Those needing oxygen therapy or a stretcher on board
- Those who, for physical or mental reasons, cannot take care of themselves
- Those who require specialized medical care on board
- Women in their last four weeks of pregnancy or who have a pregnancy with medical complications
- Premature infants
- Those who need to transport biological matter
In order to obtain clearance, you must print, complete and then have your doctor sign and stamp the Medical Information Form (MEDIF) not more than seven days before your travel date. The MEDIF form must be sent to the Call Center during the booking phase for processing by the Alitalia medical service at least 72 hours before departure, not counting Saturdays and public holidays, together with Form A “Information for customers requiring special assistance”. If medical clearance is required for the transportation of passengers on stretchers, the form - completed in full, stamped and signed by the passenger’s attending physician - must be provided at least five working days in advance, not counting Saturdays and public holidays.
Air travel is not generally recommended in the following specific clinical cases for passengers who:
- Suffer from serious cardiac conditions such as: serious heart failure or coronary thrombosis, heart attack. Passengers with these conditions are generally not accepted for six weeks after a heart attack.
- Have undergone treatment for the presence of gas, for example pneumothorax, or of air in the nervous system for ventriculography, pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum etc.
- Suffer from mental illness and/or nervous disorders that require more intense tranquillizers; are not accompanied and for whom special measures are required; have serious cases of earache with occlusion of the Eustachian tube;
- Are suffering from contagious or infectious diseases
- Have serious cases of contagious skin disease
- Have recently suffered from poliomyelitis, unless the infection was over a month ago. Every phase of poliomyelitis.
- Have large tumors in the rib cage, a serious hernia, intestinal occlusion, illnesses leading to high endocranial pressure, skull fracture, or who have a recent jaw fracture with permanent damage to the ligaments
- Have recently undergone surgery from which the wound has not had sufficient time to heal
- Women who are pregnant, and seven days before and after giving birth
- Premature babies or newborn infants under 7 days old