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Expectant mothers

Air travel when you are expecting is safe and trouble-free if your pregnancy is uncomplicated; however, we recommend that all expectant mothers consult a doctor before booking a ticket. In order to ensure the health and safety of you and your baby, airBaltic has established the following policies.

As long as you have not experienced any complications during your pregnancy, no restrictions for travel apply up to and including the 27th week of pregnancy. However, it is advised to take your pregnancy passport with you to prevent possible delays at the airport. The document must state your name, last name and stage of pregnancy in weeks.

From the beginning of the 28th week up to the end of the 35th week of pregnancy, either a medical certificate in English, stating that you are fit to fly and indicating the stage of pregnancy, or a pregnancy statement for air travel (click to download the form) is required for travelling. The document must be dated within two weeks of your scheduled departure.

In case of a multiple pregnancy, flying is not permitted once you enter the 35th week of pregnancy.

No pregnant passengers are accepted on board beginning with the 36th week of pregnancy and beyond.

Expectant mothers who cannot present a pregnancy passport / medical certificate / pregnancy statement to prove the stage of pregnancy may be denied boarding for safety reasons if the airline representative has doubts that the passenger can withstand the flight without requiring extraordinary care.

Expectant mothers wishing to travel with an infant on their lap are permitted to do so.

Our policies are summarized in the below table.

Pregnancy stage Pregnancy details Travel restrictions
Up to and including the 27th week All pregnancies A medical certificate is not required, but it is recommended to have a pregnancy passport to prevent delays at the airport
Beginning of the 28th week up to the end of the 34th week All pregnancies A medical certificate in English or a pregnancy statement is required for travelling
Beginning of the 35th week up to the end of 35th week Single pregnancy A medical certificate in English or a pregnancy statement is required for travelling
Multiple pregnancy airBaltic cannot accept expectant mothers with multiple pregnancies in their 35th week of pregnancy and beyond
Beginning of the 36th week and beyond All pregnancies airBaltic cannot accept expectant mothers in their 36th week of pregnancy and beyond 

To feel comfortable on board, we invite you follow these recommendations:

  • drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as the cabin air is dry;
  • stroll the aisle and stretch your calf muscles occasionally to avoid the risk of thrombosis;
  • put on compression socks to improve blood circulation in your legs;
  • wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes;
  • fasten the seatbelt below your belly;
  • avoid snacks and food with high sodium content that can lead to water retention and swelling.

We wish you a safe and pleasant flight!


Please note! The given prices and information replace any information published previously and are subject to amendments or cancellation taken unilaterally by airBaltic at any time. The equivalent of the given prices in a different currency may vary depending on the currency fluctuation and applied rate. A bank applies its own exchange rates and commissions, thus the total amount may differ from that on the website.
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