Flying with Chicken Pox
Will I be allowed to enter another country while I have chicken pox?
Even if an airline allows you to travel on their plane, passing through customers checks at your arrival destination could be a problem if you or your children have signs of chicken pox. Some countries, such as the UK and America, have very strict policies that govern arrivals, and those with a signs of a contagious disease can be denied entry. Therefore, it is important to check with the destination country before flying. Travelling with a letter from your GP that confirms you are not contagious should help.
Can a child fly with chicken pox?
The same airline policies, as explained above, apply to children as well as adults.
Can a baby fly with chicken pox?
The same airline rules and policies also apply to babies.
Will I be covered by travel insurance if I can't travel due to chicken pox?
It is always recommended to buy insurance after you book your flights. Many insurance policies with cover the cost of cancellation due to chickenpox if you or your children will be unable to fly. However, there is usually a period of time before cancellation cover protection becomes active, so reading your insurance policy carefully and purchasing your insurance at the time of booking is the best way to ensure you will be covered.
Can I cancel my flight due to chicken pox?
Airline have strict cancellation policies and may not be sympathetic about your last-minute need to cancel your flight due to the onset chicken pox.
Whether you will be entitled to a refund will depend on the terms and conditions of your flight ticket. It might help to get a sick note from your doctor stating that you or your children are contagious and not fit to fly, but it depends on the rules of each airline.
If you have booked your flights through Alternative Airlines, it is easy to contact our customer service team for more information regarding the cancellation policy of your airline.