Carriage of Medical Equipment

If you wish to carry or use a special medical item onboard you must submit your requirements for via the online form. Our special assistance team will review and determine if your request can be approved. If approved, we will provide you with written authorisation of this.

Alternatively, if you have a question you can contact our special assistance team via chat or phone.

A medical equipment baggage waiver letter is required to carry any medical equipment onboard a Ryanair flight.

Passengers with pre – existing medical conditions who need to carry medical equipment in addition to their checked/hand baggage allowance must contact our Special Assistance team in advance.

On provision of a doctor’s letter confirming the requirements a medical baggage waiver letter will be issued. Only Items listed in the waiver letter will be accepted for carriage free of charge. Please ensure that these items are packed separately and available for inspection at the airport.

A Fit to Fly Form is required to be completed when fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery, if you have an existing unstable medical condition, if you wish to use medical equipment or therapeutic oxygen on-board.

If you are in any doubt about your fitness to fly, please consult your doctor before booking your flight. A Fit to Fly Form can be obtained by contacting our Special Assistance team.

These devices may be carried in the cabin of the aircraft without prior notification if the device fits in your cabin baggage. However, if the device will be carried in addition to your baggage allowance you must obtain a medical baggage waiver letter by contacting our Special Assistance team.

These machines are not permitted for use onboard.

Nebuliser, Ventilator or respirator or any other respiratory device

If you wish to use nebuliser, ventilator or respirator or any other respiratory device during your flight please contact our Special Assistance line to obtain prior approval. To use one of these machines onboard you will need to complete a “Fit to fly form” which will be sent to you once you have contacted our Special Assistance team.

Certain items such as Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) that meet regulatory requirements are approved for onboard use. Other medical equipment such as a CPAP or Portable Dialysis machine can be carried but not used onboard.

Passengers are permitted to carry syringes in the aircraft cabin, if they are needed for medical reasons (for example a diabetic passenger). However, passengers should carry a doctor's letter confirming their requirement.

Should you wish to carry a defibrillator in addition to or in your cabin baggage must obtain a medical equipment baggage waiver letter by contacting our Special Assistance team. This waiver letter must be presented at the bag drop desk or at the boarding gate if travelling with no checked baggage. You will need to also carry a “fit to fly form” with you to show staff on the day of travel at the airport.

If you wish to travel with a POC please contact our Special Assistance team to obtain prior approval and a Medical Equipment Approval & Baggage Waiver.
This approval & waiver letter must be presented at the Bag Drop desk or at the boarding gate if travelling with no checked baggage.

If you wish to use a POC during your flight please contact our Special Assistance line to obtain prior approval and a “Fit to Fly” form.
You must complete the “Fit to Fly” form and return it to Ryanair between 14 and up to 2 days prior to travel for validation. You must carry the validated “Fit to Fly” form on all flights and produce it to our cabin crew on boarding the aircraft.

If the POC is to be used onboard it is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they have a sufficient number of fully charged batteries for the duration of the flight and any possible delays, as POC or batteries cannot be charged on board.

Approved models

Therapeutic Oxygen is restricted to one customer per flight. If you require it, please contact our Special Assistance team. We recommend contacting us on the same day as the flight booking is made. The team will send a medical clearance form. This form must be completed and sent back to us for validation between 14 days up to 2 days prior to your outbound flight.

The customer must carry the validated Therapeutic Oxygen Medical Clearance form on all flights and cannot be accepted for travel without it.
A fee per flight applies to the provision of therapeutic oxygen. The fee is payable at the time the Therapeutic Oxygen Medical Clearance Form is returned for validation. Once validated the form will be returned to you via email and should then be presented to cabin crew on boarding the aircraft.
Ryanair supplies therapeutic oxygen at a continuous flow rate of 2 litres per minute - max duration of 250 minutes. Ryanair cannot accept passengers for travel requiring a continuous supply of oxygen of more than 250 minutes.

See Table of Fees for more details.