My husband’s lung collapsed. He was in the Netherlands and the doctors treated him with what I suppose is a chest tube. He is fine but will have another check up. How long until he can fly back to Cape Town?

Long flight. The area of the collapse, complications and his health will help to determine when he can fly. The flight is long and I would advise that he be fully recovered before flying. A time period of observation may be weeks. Please have a follow up visit with Pulmonology. He should avoid lifting and straining.
Best. To answer will be the doc who will see him again as his clinical condition among others will be weighed in. The cause for his lung collapse, if found, and preexisting lung disease, if any, will be also considered.