Expectant mothers

With the highest standards of passenger care

For yours and your baby’s safety there are certain requirements if you wish to fly on Air Mediterranean during your pregnancy.

No medical certificate is required if:

You are 28 weeks pregnant or less

Medical certificate stating fitness to travel, number of weeks of pregnancy, estimated date of delivery is required if:

  • You are 29-36 weeks pregnant (uncomplicated single pregnancy)
  • You are 29-32 weeks pregnant (uncomplicated multiple pregnancy)

Certificate must be dated within 10 days prior to travel.

Air Travel is not allowed if:

  • You are 36 weeks pregnant or more (single pregnancy)
  • You are 32 weeks pregnant or more (multiple pregnancy)

Please also note that for security purposes, pregnant passengers are not permitted to sit at the emergency/exit row. If you are pregnant and seated at an emergency /exit row, please contact the cabin staff who will be happy to assist in relocating you to a more comfortable and suitable seat.

Special cases for expected mothers and infants that Medical clearance is required

  • There is an uncertainty in progress of pregnancy or time of delivery if mother had previous multiple births, or that complications in delivery may be expected regardless of the week of pregnancy
  • Premature babies are not accepted for travel, prior to Medical clearance
  • Infants aged less than 48 hours are not accepted for travel. Infants aged 48 hours and up to seven (7) completed days, from the date of birth, are not accepted for travel prior to Medical clearance.

For all above cases, Medical Form should be completed by the attending doctor and sent to Air Mediterranean, in order to apply for Medical Clearance at least 72 hours prior to commencement of travel.

Useful tips

  • Consult your doctor/gynecologist before travelling.
  • Please advise ground and/or security staff that you are pregnant, especially if you would like to opt out of going through the metal detectors, and would prefer a pat down instead (even though metal detectors do not use x-rays)
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Avoid bringing heavy hand luggage, if possible. Please ensure you ask for assistance to carry, when possible, and when retrieving it from overhead bins etc.
  • Strap your seat belt below your belly.
  • It is recommended to walk around and/or do in-seat exercises from time to time.
  • During the check-in process, it is recommended to request an aisle seat.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions or are on a special diet, please request a special meal accordingly.
  • Drink plenty of liquids, especially water.
  • It is recommended to wear compression socks during your flight, which assist in the avoidance of the risk for deep vein thrombosis.

For more information please contact our Call Center or send E-mail to:
[email protected]

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