Information om Covid-19
Aktuel information om helbredsgodkendelse i forbindelse med Covid-19. Herunder administrativ forlængelse af gyldighedsperioden for Part-MED-helbredsgodkendelse og helbredsattest til kabinebesætningsmedlemmer (klasse 1, 2, LAPL og CC).
Important information on extended validity due to Covid-19
OBS: Important information on Covid-19 vaccination
EASA has issued the following text on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination:
“Currently several countries around the world have authorised the prophylactic use of vaccines to prevent potential infections with SARS-CoV-2 and development of COVID-19. Several vaccines are currently being assessed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in terms of their effectiveness and safety, with the aim of approving them for use in the EU Member States. Updated information on this process is expected to be released by EMA on or after December 21, 2020.
Due to the fact that for each vaccine there are potential adverse reactions, which are difficult to assess in terms of their severity, duration and impact without proper documentation and evidence, EASA strongly recommends that European medical certificate holders and cabin crew medical report holders should not receive any vaccine which has not been approved by EMA.
Vaccination with such vaccines could potentially have an impact on flight safety in the context of the requirements of MED.A.020 (a) and ATCO.MED.A.0202(a).
If, despite EASA’s strong recommendation, European medical certificate holders and cabin crew medical report holders choose to receive a vaccine which is not approved by EMA, they shall be required not to exercise the privileges of their licence and related ratings or certificates, and student pilots shall not fly solo, for a duration of minimum 30 days after receiving such a vaccine.
Aircraft operators and ANSPs should take appropriate measures to ensure that this restriction is strictly implemented.
Once EMA has issued its vaccination approvals, EASA will issue guidance on the vaccination of aeronautical personnel.“
Extensions of the validity period of Medical Certificate
EASA has made it possible to extend the exemption regime that was put in place in early 2020, subject to conditions laid down in Regulation 2018/1139, Article 71(1), including the assessment of the need for continuing the exemptions and ensuring safety, where necessary through the application of appropriate mitigating measures.
By extension the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority may grant exemptions to applicants covered by regulation 1178/2011, Annex IV (Part-MED), MED.A.045 and MED.C.030 regarding CL 1, 2, LAPL and CC by four months or until 31 July 2021, whichever is the earlier, in the following two cases:
- Pilots staying in a third country
- Pilots and cabin crew staying in EASA member states.
Extension for pilots staying in a third country
Pilots who are currently staying and exercising their privileges in a third country and also hold an ICAO-compliant aero-medical certificate issued by that third country may face difficulties to travel to the EU or to the nearest Part-MED aero-medical examiner for the purpose of revalidating their Part-MED aero-medical certificate.
In such cases, the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority may extend the validity period of the Part-MED aero-medical certificate in accordance with the following:
- The cumulative extension period shall not exceed eight months (considering both the initial exemption in early 2020 and any subsequent exemption).
- In any case, the extension period should end on 31 July 2021 or equal the end of the validity period of the third-country aero-medical certificate, whichever is the earlier.
- The third-country aero-medical certificate is not subject to COVID-19-induced deviations from ICAO aero-medical standards.
Extension for pilots and cabin crew staying in EASA member states
Pilots and holders of cabin crew attestations as per Annex V (Part-CC) to the Aircrew Regulation may not be able to undergo the necessary aero-medical examinations due to a general inaccessibility of aero-medical examiners and aero-medical centres in their member state.
In such cases, the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority may extend the validity period of the Part-MED aero-medical certificates or the cabin crew medical report on the following conditions:
- The cumulative time periods, considering both the initial exemption in early 2020 and any subsequent exemption, do not exceed 8 months.
- If the reason for granting exemptions still apply beyond March 2021 the validity period may be extended for another period of four months or until 31 July 2021, which is the earlier.
An extension is only given with the condition that the pilots and or the cabin crew attestation holders undergo regular aero-medical examinations as soon as such examinations are possible.
Since the Danish AME's are open for consultation, you may not fulfill the conditions for applying for an administrative extension of the validity of your medical if you reside in Denmark.
However, if you are unable to see an AME due to COVID-19, for instance if the Danish government has closed down parts of the Danish Kingdom, hence preventing you from seeing an AME, you can still apply for an administrative extension if you meet the requirements.
Additional conditions for extension
Besides the above-mentioned cases for exemptions the following conditions still apply:
- You must have a valid medical certificate/medical report, that has not yet expired.
- Your valid medical certificate/medical report is without limitations, except visual ones (only the following are accepted: VML, VNL, VDL, VCL, CVL and CCL).
It is a prerequisite that the application is a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and that revalidation at an AME cannot be made.
Note that the sole obligation of quarantine (e.g. in case of need to travel to/from a training facility) does not automatically justify an exemption.
If you comply with these requirements you can apply by sending your full name, e-mail, home address and medical license no. to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority and give your e-mail the title: “Application for an extension of a medical certificate/medical report”. Remember to send from a secure mail when sending personal information.
If you are a pilot currently staying and exercising your privileges in a third country as mentioned above, you must also send a copy of your valid ICAO-compliant aero-medical certificate issued by that third country when applying for an extension.
When we receive your application, we will assess if you meet the requirements. If so, we will send you a letter of extension to be carried together with you expiring medical.
You then have to see an AME before the expiration date of the extended validity period in order to revalidate your medical. The extended validity period runs from the issuing date of the specific exemption.
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