*An English medical certificate is required, stating:
- whether it is a single or multiple pregnancy
- the estimated week of pregnancy
- the expected date of delivery (EDD)
- that you are in good health and the pregnancy is progressing normally, without complications
- that you are fit to travel
Acceptance of passengers with complicated pregnancies
For passengers with complicated pregnancies (i.e. pregnancy with any form of complication), acceptance to travel will depend on clinical information stated in the MEDA form and reviewed by our Company Aviation Medical Team on case by case basis – medical clearance from our medical team is required prior to travel. Please ensure you and your treating doctor complete our MEDA form and submit it no later than 48 hours prior to your planned departure.
It is recommended to have health insurance / travel insurance to cover pregnancy-related problems for your travels. You should also check whether the medical facilities at the destination country are adequate to cope with any problems which may arise during your visit and avoid travelling to remote locations whilst pregnant.
If you require medications during your pregnancy, you must have an adequate supply for the journey. Please remember that certain medications, such as some types of malaria prophylaxis and vaccinations, cannot be used during pregnancy. If the destination country requires such prophylaxis, it may be better to postpone the journey until after your pregnancy.
Some countries place limitations on the entry of non-national pregnant women. It is advisable to check with the local consulate to confirm the country specific requirements.
Travel after delivery
Medical clearance is required for passengers travelling within 7 days of their delivery date. Infants cannot travel for 48 hours after birth and need medical clearance to travel between 3 and 7 days after delivery.
You can obtain further information from your obstetrician or midwife, or from the website of the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as Cathay Pacific.