El Al demands doctors note from ill fliers

El Al will not allow passengers with symptoms of swine flu to board its planes without a note from a doctor attesting that they are in good health.

Ynetnews.com reported that passengers who begin to exhibit signs once a plane is en route will be isolated and treated with masks. Anything the passenger touches will immediately be disinfected, according to the report.

Swine flu has claimed more than 20 lives in Israel in recent weeks. — jta