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Expectant mothers

Flying while pregnant

You and your unborn child’s safety are our priority.

To avoid unnecessary risks to you and your baby, we recommend that all expectant mothers consult a doctor before booking their ticket.

Depending on the stage of your pregnancy and certain details, you may be required to carry certain medical forms. Please see below for our guidelines on which medical forms may be required.

Pregnancy stage Pregnancy details Doctor's certificate required MEDIF form required
Up to and including the 28th week

Without complications

No, but recommended to prevent delays at airport

No
Beginning of 29th week up to end of 32nd week
Single pregnancy without complications Yes No
Multiple or complicated pregnancy Yes Yes

Beginning of 33rd week up to end of 35th week

Single pregnancy without complications Yes Yes
Multiple or complicated pregnancy

Qatar Airways cannot accept expectant mothers with multiple or complicated pregnancies in their 33rd week of pregnancy or beyond for travel.

Beginning of 36th week and beyond  

Qatar Airways cannot accept expectant mothers in their 36th week of pregnancy or beyond for travel.

MEDIF forms must be written in English and filled and submitted to Qatar Airways no less than 48 hours and no more than 7 days prior to departure.

Medical certificates must be written in English and include the following information:

  • Patient's name and date of birth
  • Estimated date of delivery
  • Proposed dates of air travel
  • Confirmation of an uncomplicated single pregnancy or a multiple or complicated pregnancy
  • Confirmation that patient is "Fit to travel" for the entire journey including return (where applicable)
  • Date, stamp, & contact details of a qualified doctor.

Travel tips for expectant mothers