Find the necessary information on the medical assistance and the vaccinations necessary during your trip.
Some vaccinations are mandatory, others are optional. It is important to find out what is recommended for your destination well in advance of your departure.
French people travelling abroad are encouraged to consult the section: Advice to travelers on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development website.
You can find all the information on vaccinations on the Institut Pasteur website.
- To know
- No vaccinations are required for direct destinations from Montpellier Méditerranée Airport. However it is highly recommended to be up to date universal vaccinations.
- For certain destinations (with stopovers), the authorities make admission to the territory subject to consultation of the vaccination book. This is the case in the countries of Africa, Central America, and South or Asia.
Take a first aid kit
In addition to your regular treatments, to be taken in sufficient quantities if possible, the contents of the first aid kit will depend on the destination. Your doctor will list the items to take: treatment against malaria and diarrhoea, analgesics, antiseptics for the skin, bandages, gauze, disposable syringes, condoms…
Medical assistance and rapatriation
When you travel abroad, it is strongly recommended to take out coverage for medical assistance and repatriation including health care costs.
The health assistance and repatriation contract may be included in the services provided by your travel agent or tour operator.
It is often included in the services provided by your credit card for a limited length of stay (less than 90 days), provided your trip is paid for by credit card.
- Warning: diseases that exist prior to travelling and which are the reason for the request for repatriation may be refused insurance coverage.
- If you wish to keep your medication with you on board the aircraft, you will have to take it out of your hand baggage and present it separately in the trays during the safety check.
- The safety official does however have the right to ask you for a medical prescription in your name or for certification by a pharmacist.
- These medications are permitted in cabin baggage for the duration of the flight.
- There are no restrictions on medication in tablet or powder form.
Advice for diabetics
The French Association of Diabetics has produced a guide in partnership with the General Directorate of Civil Aviation and Aéroports de Paris.
Its goal is to reconcile the imperatives of aviation security while preserving the quality of life of travelers with diabetes.
Many questions arise before flying, to avoid a break in treatment: What certificates must be carried? How much insulin can I take with me? What to do with my insulin pump when going through the gantry?