Guidelines For Pregnant Women Who Are Travelling To Australia!

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Guidelines For Pregnant Women Who Are Travelling To Australia!


 

For QANTAS Flights

Flights 4 hours duration or greater

For routine pregnancies, you can travel up to the end of the 36th week for single pregnancies and the end of the 32nd week for multiple pregnancies (e.g. twins).

Medical clearance is required if you are having complications with your pregnancy (that is, if the pregnancy is not routine).

Flights less than 4 hours duration

For routine pregnancies, you can travel up to the end of the 40th week for single pregnancies and the end of the 36th week for multiple pregnancies.

Medical clearance is required if you are having complications with your pregnancy and it is not a routine pregnancy.

Medical Certification

After 28 weeks, you need to carry a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner or registered midwife confirming:

  • the estimated date of delivery;
  • whether it is a single or multiple pregnancy;
  • that the pregnancy is a routine pregnancy and that there are no complications with the pregnancy.

The certificate or letter must be available on request and be carried with you at the airport and during the flight in your cabin baggage.

Medical Clearance

Medical clearance is required if the pregnancy is not routine and you are experiencing any complications with your pregnancy.

After Delivery

Medical clearance is required if you are travelling within 7 days of your delivery date. Infants cannot travel for 48 hours after delivery and need Medical clearance to travel between 3 and 7 days after delivery.

Note: QANTAS do not represent that travel is safe for you at any particular point during your pregnancy.You must seek advice from your own medical practitioner prior to your flight. The periods referred to above are only our minimum requirements.

Country Specific Requirements for Pregnant Passengers

Some countries place limitations on the entry of non-national pregnant women. It is best to check with the local consulate to confirm their country specific requirements.

If you require further information please contact you particular airline for their policy on the matter and ensure you TAKE YOUR SAFETY SERIOUSLY.

This was a COURTISY BLOG for the CLIENTS of RESPALL (Migration) Aust. and the General Public that may need to know these guidelines.

January 24, 2017