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. While a medical certificate is not required under 28 weeks (for a single pregnancy) or under 22 weeks (for a multiple pregnancy), Gulf Air highly recommends that you carry a letter from your own doctor stating your estimated due date.

Please note that if, in our opinion, we feel that you may not be fit to travel or to complete your whole journey safely, we may not accept you on board.

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

Single pregnancy

Pregnancy Stage (Weeks)
Medical Certificate
0 - 28
Recommended to have a “fit for travel” document from her own doctor stating:
- LMP
- Number of weeks of pregnancy
- Single / Multiple pregnancy
- Is fit to travel
29 - 34
Required to have pre-approval from Gulf Air Doctor. This must be obtained within 48 hours of intended travel through the Carriage of Medical Passengers form.
35 - 36
Required to have pre-approval from Gulf Air Doctor. This must be obtained within 48 hours of intended travel through the Carriage of Medical Passengers form.
A medical escort is required.
+36
Air travel is not permitted

Mutliple pregnancy

Pregnancy Stage (Weeks)
Medical Certificate
0 - 22
Recommended to have a “fit for travel” document from her own doctor stating:
- LMP
- Number of weeks of pregnancy
- Single / Multiple pregnancy
- Is fit to travel
23 - 32
Required to have pre-approval from Gulf Air Doctor. This must be obtained within 48 hours of intended travel through the Carriage of Medical Passengers form.
+32
Air travel is not permitted

After Delivery

Air travel is not permitted for mothers within the first week of delivery. Should you wish to travel with your newborn after one week, we require you to carry evidence of their date of birth.