["Good Morning, Doctor, I'm Flying to Australia Next Week!"].
ABSTRACT Travel-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) is probably less frequent than previously suspected and becomes relevant when a flight lasts eight hours or more. Usually, general measures such as avoiding constrictive clothing or dehydration and doing gymnastics and walking around in the cabin are sufficient for preventing VTE. Compression stockings can be recommended when risk factors for VTE are present. Low molecular weight heparins in prophylactic dosage should be considered after previous VTE.