When flying with special medical requirements, you may need to arrange medical clearance. Check when to arrange it and how it works.
When to arrange
You need to arrange medical clearance if you:
- are suffering from a contagious disease;
- need medical care or are dependent on specific medical equipment;
- have a medical condition that could result in a life-threatening situation or could require exceptional medical care for your safety;
- cannot use the seats in a standard, upright position;
- are suffering from a disease or physical condition that results in unusual behaviour that could have an effect on the welfare and comfort of other passengers or crew, or could be considered a potential hazard to the safety of the flight or its punctuality;
- have a psychological disorder and are unaccompanied but require assistance;
- have recently had surgery (including all cosmetic treatments).
Arrange medical clearance
Please consult your physician to arrange medical clearance. Please fill out the medical information form A yourself and ask your doctor to complete and sign form B. Make sure to submit these forms to us at least 48 hours before departure.
Frequent Traveller Medical Card
If you fly at least twice a year and have a medical condition, you can request a Frequent Traveller Medical Card (FREMEC), so you don’t have to fill out the forms every time you travel. You will still, however, have to make your reservation at least 48 hours in advance.
Want to request a FREMEC? Ensure forms A and B are filled out completely and send an e-mail to KLM CARES.
The Sunflower lanyard offers a discreet way of showing that you have an invisible disability and require additional assistance. This lanyard is available for free at the Schiphol check-in desk and assistance desk, as well as some other airports.