What will happen if I start feeling unwell during the flight?
If, after take-off, you start to experience symptoms compatible with COVID-19 such as Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, you should immediately contact the cabin crew and advise them of the situation. You can expect the cabin crew to respond by:
Ensuring you are wearing your medical face mask properly and have additional masks available to replace it in case it becomes wet after coughing or sneezing.
If you are having difficulty breathing, medical assistance and oxygen supplementation should be offered.
Will passengers that show symptoms be isolated on board?
Passengers who develop symptoms on board the aircraft should be isolated from other passengers to the extent possible, depending on the configuration of the aircraft, the actual occupancy and distribution of passengers, the position of the symptomatic case (and what is practicable).
What happens if someone near me on the flight is taken ill?
Passengers who were seated in the same section of aircraft with the suspected case, as defined by seat configuration, are considered close contacts of the suspected COVID-19 case. They might need to be interviewed by the entry country public health authorities if the suspected case is confirmed. Depending on the configuration (e.g. if the entire cabin of the aircraft is one section) it may in fact mean all the passengers in the particular flight. In addition, if contact tracing discovers >1 new case among the passengers, then contact tracing of all the passengers in the particular flight should be considered.
After the aircraft has landed and all the other passengers have disembarked, the isolated symptomatic passenger, and where applicable their companion(s), should be disembarked and managed in accordance with the instructions provided by the local public health authorities.