Medical equipment

Can I fly with my portable dialysis machine?

Yes, you can fly with your portable dialysis equipment taking into account the following specifications:

  • Maximum weight: 12 kg (26 lb).
  • Maximum height: 16 cm (6.3 in).
  • Maximum length: 38 cm (15 in).
  • Maximum width: 30 cm (12 in).
  • Portable dialysis machine stand: approximate weight of 9 kg (20 lb) and 158 linear centimeters (62 in).
  • Peritoneal dialysis solution:  2-day treatment (8 bags), approximate weight 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) per bag. Approximate total weight of 20 kg (44 lb).

Keep in mind:

  • You must provide a medical certificate that includes the flight details (date, route, and booking code) and a description of the medical diagnosis.
  • In-flight use is restricted.
  • Machine stand and peritoneal dialysis solution must be carried as checked baggage.
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