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If you or your child have Chickenpox, we recommend that you read these useful information pages provided by NHS Choices:

These pages contain information about the infection (also known as varicella) and some of the available treatments.

You should note that Chickenpox is infectious and spreads easily and quickly. Of particular note is the fact that you may not be allowed on board an airline if you have chicken pox, so you should also inform us if you do have it in case a flight needs to be cancelled or delayed.

    Travelling on a plane

    If you or your child have chickenpox, you may not be allowed to fly until six days after the last spot has appeared.

    You and your child should be safe to fly once you’re past the infectious stage and all of the blisters have crusted over. However, it’s best to check the policy of your airline first. Inform the airline as soon as chickenpox is diagnosed.

    It is also important to let your travel insurer know if you or your child has chickenpox. You need to make sure that you’ll be covered if you have to delay or cancel your holiday, or if you need to extend your stay until your child is well enough to fly home.

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