Expectant mothers and newborns
We know flying can be a daunting experience if you are pregnant or travelling with a newborn. To ensure you and your unborn child are safe during your travel, it is best to take some precautions before travelling.
Generally, travelling is safe for any expectant mother if there are no complications with the pregnancy. It is best to consult with your gynaecologist before flying to avoid any last-minute worries.
You can travel till 32 weeks of pregnancy without additional documentation. If the pregnancy has advanced beyond the 32nd week:
- If a normal delivery is anticipated, you can travel until the 35th week of pregnancy.
- You will have to obtain a medical certificate from your obstetrician, which states that you are fit to travel and there are no complications.
- You will not be allowed to travel after the 32nd week of pregnancy in case of:
- Multiple pregnancies, which refers to twins, triplets, etc.
- Complicated pregnancy, where the mother has experienced a miscarriage on previous occasions or had a complicated delivery.
If you are over 35 weeks (about 8 months), we would not be able to let you board, considering your safety. You will be permitted to travel only in case of an emergency after permission from the Executive Director, Medical Services, after filling out the MEDIF form.
In case there is a gap of more than a month between the date of the booking and the departure, you have to get a medical certificate from your obstetrician stating that you are fit to travel and that your pregnancy has no complications. The letter should be issued within 72 hours of departure.
Your little one is our responsibility, and we want to ensure that you have a comfortable and safe journey.
- The infant should be 14 days old before air travel.
- You and your child can travel 14 days before only in case of an emergency for the child. In such cases:
A. A medical certificate must be obtained from the pediatrician stating the emergency.
B. You must be accompanied by a doctor.
C. You must sign an indemnity under case of the MEDA passengers.