Travelling healthily

Jet lag, earache or travel sickness – you’ll find some helpful advice here on how to enjoy the experience of flying without worry. Your health on board your Lufthansa flight is important to us. Through our ‘Doctor on Board’ programme we try to ensure that there is a doctor on every flight.

Enjoy a calm start to your journey

So that our passengers can relax and enjoy the experience of flying, we have put together some helpful advice:

Medical care form

With certain illnesses (e.g. heart/lung disease, stroke, etc.), injuries as a result of an accident or chronic conditions, an assessment of your fitness to fly must be obtained from Lufthansa’s medical service.

If you have any questions about your health on flights, please contact the:
Lufthansa MEDICAL OPERATION CENTRE on tel.: +49-69-696-55077 (open daily from 06:00 - 22:30 hours)

Contact the Medical Operation Centre / Download care form

Lufthansa panel doctors

Lufthansa has selected contracted doctors at all its destinations throughout the world whose duties include taking care of Lufthansa personnel locally as well as any crew members who become ill. Generally, these doctors speak German and English. Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.

List with contact details of Lufthansa panel doctors

Seminars for relaxed flying

The agency Texter-Millott GmbH has been running seminars for relaxed flying in partnership with Lufthansa very successfully.

Seminars for relaxed flying

Travellers with special needs

We have put together some important advice on these pages especially for passengers with reduced mobility.


Travellers with special needs

Older passengers

We would also like to make flying easy and straightforward for older passengers.


Older passengers

Well-being on board

During longer flights your muscles can tense up and your circulation can slow down. Special exercises will provide relief.

Well-being on board - relaxation exercises

Doctor on board

The Lufthansa ‘Doctor on Board’ programme ensures medical help above the clouds. Doctors with different medical specialities can register to join the programme.

Doctor on board

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