Medical Conditions – Travel Clearance Guidelines

All air carriers reserve the right to refuse to carry passengers with conditions that may worsen, or have serious consequences for them or their fellow passengers during the flight.
There are some conditions that require medical clearance before you will be allowed to fly. We recommend that you consult with your doctor in advance of travel if you have recently had surgery or if you suffer from any of the conditions listed below.
Please note that this list is simply a guideline, you should contact your doctor with any queries about your own suitability to fly.

Condition/Surgery

Travel Allowed After (No. of days)

Appendectomy or abdominal keyhole surgery

4 days

Broken Bones

Passengers should pre advise Ryanair of their condition and assistance requirements (if applicable) at the time of booking online or via our Special Assistance line or chat preferably on the day of booking. 

Cataract or corneal laser or other eye surgery

1 day

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema or other forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

You may be able to travel with therapeutic oxygen. There is a charge for this service and it must be booked in advance of travel by calling our Special Assistance Call Centre line or through our chat.

Epilepsy

Unless advised otherwise by your doctor you should not travel within 24 hours of a grand mal fit 

Heart Attack

Unless advised otherwise by your doctor you should not fly within 7 days of a heart attack and only then if it is essential (e.g. if you need to be repatriated from overseas) and, ideally, delay travel for up to 4 weeks or longer if there any complications.

 

Infectious Disease

All airlines reserve the right to refuse to carry passengers with conditions that may worsen or have serious consequences for themselves or other passengers during the flight. 

 

Major chest, abdominal or cranial surgery, or middle ear surgery

10 days 

Tonsillectomy

6 days