Get set for your journey with a few useful travel tips.
Check with your doctor four to six weeks before you travel to see if you need any specific vaccinations for your destination. Even if you’ve had a vaccine before, you may need a booster. You can also check the vaccination requirements here.
Remember to bring a copy of your vaccination records with you on your trip.
Check if your destination is a risk area for malaria and speak to your doctor about malaria medication. You can use this map from the US Center for Disease Control to check the destinations that pose a risk of malaria.
You can book your flight as usual up to your 29th week of pregnancy, as long as you haven’t had any complications or medical concerns.
If you’re travelling during or after your 29th week of pregnancy, you will need to bring a medical certificate or letter signed by your doctor or midwife. You may not be accepted on the flight if you travel without one.
The letter needs to include:
You aren’t allowed to fly after the 32nd week of a multiple pregnancy or the 36th week of a single pregnancy.
If you need to travel, you must apply for medical clearance by submitting a medical information form (MEDIF).
Other considerations for travel during pregnancy:
We’re here to help you at every step of your journey when you fly with your newborn.
Your baby must be at least seven days old to fly, unless it’s for emergency medical treatment. If that’s the case you will need to complete a medical information form (MEDIF).
You can order a baby bassinet for the aircraft ahead of your flight, either when you book or through Manage Your Booking. To help you on the journey we have separate check-in desks for families and baby strollers at Dubai International airport. On board, we have infant kits with essentials like nappies, bibs and wipes. And there are baby changing tables in our washrooms on board. Find out more about travelling with infants here.
It’s important that you’re safe and comfortable on your journey. If you have a serious medical condition or you need assistance to travel, you may need to complete a MEDIF form.
You can find out more about travelling with a medical condition or flying with mobility aids, medical equipment or an assistance dog on our special assistance page.
It’s always good to travel prepared. Here’s a checklist of some medical items you might need depending on where you’re flying and things to remember to carry on your travels. You can also bring a ready-made kit from the pharmacy.