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Fit To Fly Letters

We are unable to issue letters / certificates stating patients are “fit to fly”. Assessing whether someone is fit to fly, falls outside of our area of expertise as General Practitioners (GPs).

We are able to provide factual information about medical conditions and pregnancy if required by your airline. Please check with your airline which specific information / forms they need completed.  Please note we charge a fee for this.

For some conditions, your hospital team will be better placed than us to provide information to your airline. Pregnant women may be able to obtain the required paperwork form their obstetrics / midwife team.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority states:

‘Most airlines have medical advisors who provide advice and “clear” passengers as fit to fly… The final decision whether or not to carry a passenger is that of the airline’

For further information please see the health pages on the UK Civil Aviation Authority website.