Advanced pregnancy passengers who have experienced a normal uncomplicated pregnancy or where there is no likelihood of an impending birth do not require medical clearance. Complicated or multiple pregnancy acceptance for travel does require medical clearance.
After 28 weeks, you will need to carry a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner or registered midwife confirming:
- The estimated date of delivery
- Whether it is a single or multiple pregnancy
- That your pregnancy is routine and that there are no complications
The certificate or letter must be available on request and be carried with you at the airport and during the flight in your cabin baggage.
If you do have complications with your pregnancy, Medical Certificate is also required.
For routine pregnancies, you can travel up to the end of the 36th week.
Medical Certificate is required if you are travelling within 7 days of your delivery date. Infants cannot travel for 48 hours after delivery and need Medical Clearance to travel between 3 and 7 days after delivery.