What do Airlines say?
Airline Chicken Pox Policies Explained
It is crucial to contact your airline before heading to the airport, as rules and policies vary. Some airlines will insist on seeing a fit-to-fly note from a doctor.
To help you understand the rule of some of the major airlines, we have composed a list with an overview of their policies.
British Airways recommends that passengers do not travel until at least six days after the last spot appears. Those who have had chicken pox will also need a letter from a GP stating that they are no longer infectious.
It is advised to travel with a letter from your GP to confirm that you do not pose a contagious risk. Permission to board may be denied if you appear to have active lesions (chicken pox spots).
Passengers will only be allowed to travel seven days after the appearance of the last spot. A letter from a doctor may be required.
Permission to board may be denied if you appear to have active lesions.It is advised to travel with a letter from your GP to confirm that you do not pose a contagious risk.
You will only be allowed to board if your chicken pox scabs are dry and if you have a letter from your GP.
Passengers can fly six days after last lesion appears, as long as the scabs are dry. A GP letter may be required.
Sufferers will need to wait seven days after the last spot appears and a GP letter may be required.
Those suffering/have suffered from chickenpox may be asked to complete the airlines ‘Meda’ form and await a decision from the airline. Those with active spots are unlikely to allowed to fly.