International travel and health

Motion sickness

Except in the case of severe turbulence, travellers by air rarely suffer from motion sickness. Those who do suffer should request a seat in the mid-section of the cabin where movements are less pronounced, and keep the motion sickness bag, provided at each seat, readily accessible. They should also consult their doctor or travel medicine physician about medication that can be taken before flying to help prevent problems, and should avoid drinking alcohol during the flight and for 24 h beforehand.