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Our priority is always your safety and that of your unborn child.

To avoid unnecessary risks to you and your baby, we recommend that all expectant mothers consult a doctor before booking their ticket and inquire about their fitness to fly the length of the trip they intend to take.

Depending on the stage and circumstances of your pregnancy, you may be required to present certain medical forms before flying. For your own safety and the well being of your child, Qatar Airways will not accept expectant mothers who are pregnant from their 36th week or beyond.

Please see below for our guidelines on which medical forms may be required.

Flying with Qatar Airways while pregnant

Pregnancy stage Pregnancy details Doctor's certificate required MEDIF form required

Until the end of 28th week
(End of 28th week is 28 weeks and 6 days, 29th week is 28 weeks and 7 days)

Single pregnancy without complications

No

No

Beginning of 29th week until 36th week
(Beginning of 29th week is 28 weeks and 7 days and 36th week is 35 weeks and 7 days)

Single pregnancy without complications

Yes

No 

Complicated single pregnancy up to 36 weeks

Single pregnancy with medical complications

Yes

Yes

More than 36 weeks

Single pregnancy with or without medical complications

Not permitted to fly.

Until the end of 28th week
(End of 28th week is 28 weeks and 6 days, 29th week is 28 weeks and 7 days)

Multiple (without complications)

No

No

Beginning of 29th week until 32nd week
(Beginning of 29th week is 28 weeks and 7 days and 32nd week is 31 weeks and 7 days)

Multiple (without complications)

Yes

No 

Complicated multiple pregnancy up to 32 weeks

Multiple Pregnancy with Medical Complications

Yes

Yes

More than 32 weeks

Multiple Pregnancy with or without complications

Not permitted to fly.

Medical certificates

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

  • Patient's name and date of birth
  • Last Menstrual Period (LMP) and Estimated Date of Delivery (EDD)
  • Gestational Age on the day of examination
  • Proposed dates of air travel
  • Confirmation of an uncomplicated single pregnancy or an uncomplicated multiple pregnancy
  • Confirmation that patient is fit to travel* for the entire journey, including return (where applicable)
  • Date, stamp and contact details of the medical attendant
  • The medical certificate must be dated within 10 days of the scheduled date of the passenger's initial departing flight and remains valid for the entire journey.

* Qatar Airways must be informed of any change in patient’s status or requirement at least 48 hours prior to departure.

Download medical certificate

MEDIF forms

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 of each flight (outbound and return). In case no new MEDIF is required for the return journey then this will be indicated within Part 2 of this form as “Approved (full journey).” 

*Please keep in mind varying time zones and office working hours in each country to meet the submission timelines.

 

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Travel tips

  • For your comfort, request a bulkhead bassinet seat, or an aisle seat near a lavatory.
  • During check-in, ask for a seat with a leg rest to keep your legs elevated during the flight.

Travelling with our partners?

Find more information here if your journey includes a flight with one of our partners.

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