Passenger medical clearance form (MEDA)
Some passengers need special medical consideration when they travel. In some cases this may involve clearance for fitness to fly from our Aviation Medicine Unit. Medical clearance to fly may be required when:
- A passenger’s fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalisation, injury or surgery and there is reasonable doubt that they can complete the flight safely without requiring extraordinary medical assistance during the flight.
- A passenger has an existing medical condition where there is reasonable doubt that they can complete the flight safely without requiring extraordinary medical assistance during the flight e.g. breathing difficulties, unstable angina, terminal illness, etc.
- A passenger requires supplemental oxygen inflight (please read about Passengers requiring oxygen inflight).
- A passenger requires medical equipment inflight e.g. incubator, etc.
- A passenger requires a stretcher inflight (weight restrictions apply, please read about Stretcher requests).
Note: Passengers wishing to use Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) Devices inflight do not need medical clearance. We do however; still require advance notice of 48 hours before your flight to ensure that your device complies with safety regulations.
In certain situations, a passenger may be asked to fill in a Passenger Medical Clearance (MEDA) forms with details of your condition. The purpose of the MEDA forms is for Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon, in conjunction with your doctor, to determine that you are able to complete your journey safely and whether any special assistance or medical services are required.
If you are requested to submit a MEDA forms, please ensure that Part 1 and Part 2 are completed in full.
Part 1 is to be completed by the passenger and Part 2 by the treating doctor. The completed forms should be submitted to the local reservations office as early as possible, but no less than 48 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time.
Please note: for all requests of inflight medical oxygen or non-peanut or tree nut containing cocktail snacks, we recommend that the completed MEDA forms be submitted 72 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time.
MEDA (Passenger Medical Clearance Form; Part 1)(To be completed by passenger)
MEDA (Passenger Medical Clearance Form; Parts 2) (To be completed by the treating doctor)
Additional information is available in the Aerospace Medical Association’s Medical Guidelines for Airline Travel, Second Edition or the World Health Organisation’s Fitness to Fly Information.
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