Medical cases (Disease)

Asthma sufferers

Asthma sufferers require medical clearance.

If an asthmatic passenger is likely to need oxygen during the flight, Gulf Air should be informed of the possibility at the time of reservation and/or at least three days before travel in order to arrange onboard oxygen cylinders (free of charge). The aircraft emergency oxygen cannot be used for this purpose.

Recent cases of cardio-vascular disease

Gulf Air will accept passengers sufferingjustify myocardial infarction, stroke or acute heart problems three weeks from the date of onset, provided a medical report is supplied by the patient's doctor who attended during the period of illness or looked after him/her, stating that he or she is medically fit to travel as a passenger.


Passengers with active chickenpox are not permitted on Gulf Air flights. A certificate from the treating doctor is mandatory to indicate that the passenger is not in the infectious stage.

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