Your employee qualifies as a special needs traveller if she's:
Let's take a closer look at how you need to accommodate each of these special needs travellers.
Here's how to accommodate special needs travellers
#1: Disabled traveller
There are different groups of disabled travellers. These can be for example, people with spinal cord injuries, paraplegics, the hearing impaired, amputees and the visually impaired, says the Health & Safety Advisor.
Here are the general measures you can take to accommodate disabled travellers:
#2: Immune compromised
Who is considered immune compromised?
You must ensure these employees get the necessary vaccine. The travel clinic can help you with this.
'Any adverse reaction to the vaccine of HIV positive individuals should be reported to the travel clinic, who will then report it to the Department of Health', says the Health & Safety Advisor.
#3: Pregnant women
General travel isn't discouraged during pregnancy until close to due date (from 34 weeks) in healthy women. But some airlines impose travel restrictions in late pregnancy and the neonatal period.
Although travel is considered safe, certain vaccines can be harmful (for example live vaccines such as yellow fever or rubella) and must be avoided.
Ideally pregnant women mustn't enter malaria or yellow fever endemic areas.
Now that you know who's considered a special needs traveller, make sure you meet your legal obligations.