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Are other countries accepting Basic Med for flights through their airspace, for example the European Union?

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(I've made this a community wiki answer so that others can add new information if/when things change.)

These countries allow US pilots to fly with BasicMed:

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  • $\begingroup$ I marked this as the answer but would you please share where or how you found this? $\endgroup$ – jwzumwalt May 29 '18 at 6:32
  • $\begingroup$ @jwzumwalt It was in an AOPA email I got some time ago, and there's a bit of discussion on it in their forums too. AOPA's trying to persuade Canada and Mexico too, but it isn't easy. BasicMed isn't ICAO-compliant so each country has to decide individually to accept it or not, and most of them don't see it as a priority. They also don't want to allow foreigners to fly in their airspace with a 'lesser' medical than their own citizens require. And in the case of Canada, the US doesn't accept their class 4 medical here, so why should they accept BasicMed there? Politics, in other words :-) $\endgroup$ – Pondlife May 29 '18 at 18:29
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It wouldn't matter, as BasicMed is only valid for flights within the United States.

Q23: Can I fly outside the United States under BasicMed?

A: No. You cannot fly outside the United States when operating under BasicMed.

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  • $\begingroup$ This isn't correct. The regulations allow you to use BasicMed abroad if the other country allows it. See 61.113(i). $\endgroup$ – Pondlife May 28 '18 at 18:03

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