Malpensa Airport has a medical centre on site, with fully trained staff, to treat both passengers and airport visitors.
Located in Terminal 2, the clinic deals with any health emergencies that may arise at the airport as quickly and efficiently as possible, as well as providing general information about travel medicines, vaccinations and health hygiene.
Vaccinations and Prevention
Staff at the airport’s medical centre can offer advice on vaccinations required for various destinations, and other special medical precautions and prevention services.
It is always advisable to have these checked prior to travel. However, a vaccination advice service is available at Malpensa Airport as a back-up. Following assessment, it is possible (if required) for vaccinations to be administered at the airport clinic. Passengers must book an appointment in advance to consult a doctor and to ensure the required vaccine is among those supplied by the ministry of health and in stock.
Doctors in service at the airport clinic are qualified and authorised to issue medical certificates, as well as valid health certificates to obtain or renew driving licenses and sailing licenses. Visits are by appointment.
Travelling with an Injury
If you are travelling with an injury that affects your mobility, you may be able to receive assistance at the airport to help ensure a smooth and pleasurable airport experience from arrival to boarding the airplane. Check out our information page on facilities available for those with mobility problems.
Travelling with an Illness
It may be okay to travel with a minor illness, such as a cold, if your symptoms are not too worrisome. However, be aware that flying can exacerbate your condition and your inflight neighbours may not appreciate your sneezes. It is best not to fly if you have a fever and/or one of the following symptoms:
- Obvious signs of illness, such as a severe headache, weakness, or skin and eyes turning yellow
- Skin rash
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Persistent, severe cough
- Confusion, especially if it has just started
- Bruising or bleeding (without previous injury)
- Diarrhoea that does not go away
- Vomiting that does not go away (other than motion sickness)
It is highly recommended not to fly if you have flu or stomach injuries, or have had recent stomach surgery. Always check with your doctor prior to travel if you have any conditions or symptoms you are worried about.
When you are under the weather, always consider whether you would be happy to sit next to someone in your condition.