Pregnant Passenger

Pregnant Passenger

Vietnam Airlines will bring pregnant passengers the best comfort and special assistance. For safety concerns, pregnant passengers are advised to inform our staff about your pregnancy status at reservation.
 

Precaution before travel

In general, it is safe to fly during pregnancy. However, Vietnam Airlines advise all pregnant passengers to consult their doctor before planning a trip. 
- Consult your physician in advance to see if it is safe for you to fly.
- Consult with your doctor if you have any systems such as bleeding or morning sickness, or if you have any complications including threatened miscarriage, anemia, or toxemia of pregnancy during pregnancy.
- Reduce stress as much as possible.
- The best time to travel during pregnancy is the stable period between 12 and 28 weeks.

Information for carriage of pregnant passengers on Vietnam Airlines as below:
  Pregnancy period (*) Travel on Vietnam Airlines Document required (**)

1

Within 32 weeks Pregnant passengers are accepted to travel as  regular passengers. As normal passenger
2 From 32 weeks to under 36 weeks Pregnant passengers are required for Medical Clearance.

MEDIF I

MEDIF II

3 From 36 weeks; or Expected child bearing time of within 07 days before departure; or within 07 days after child bearing Air travel during this period is prohibited due to safety concerns  
4 Special case: 
Uncertain time of being pregnant or estimated date of delivery;
Previously having twin, triplet children;or multiple pregnancy;
Having complications which can be arisen when delivery;
Being pregnant by artificial insemination.
Pregnant passengers are required for Medical Clearance.

MEDIF I

MEDIF II

(*) Pregnancy period of the pregnant passenger is calculated until the flight date.

(**) MEDIF II can be replaced by sets of documents, each set containing one copy of foetus examination book, ultrasound examination result, etc which states by specialized physicians:

  • Whether it is a single or multiple pregnancy
  • The estimated week of pregnancy
  • The expected date of delivery
  • That you are in good health and the pregnancy is progressing normally, without complications
  • That you are fit to travel.

If a passenger’s itinerary involves international sector travel, passengers must prepare an additional set of documents in English certified by a notarial office with legal status. 

Valid of documents:

Medical certificate dated within 7 days of the initial travel date. The same medical certificate is valid for the next sector(s) provided there is no complication during the journey and the pregnant will fulfils the requirement of within 36 weeks on the day of commencing.

Updated medical certificate within 7 days prior to the commencing date is required if pregnant experience any medical complications during travel.

Important note

Pregnant passengers are advised to prepare all tickets, travel documents and medical clearance for flight. All required documents must be valid for the whole itinerary. For your safety, if you choose not to carry a medical certificate, if your medical certificate is out of date, or if it does not contain the information required, Vietnam Airrlines reserves the right to deny boarding.

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.


Special case:

  • Uncertain time of being pregnant or estimated date of delivery
  • Previously having twin, triplet children;or multiple pregnancy
  • Having complications which can be arisen when delivery
  • Being pregnant by artificial insemination. 


Pregnant passengers are accepted to travel as regular passengers.