Traveling while pregnant

Is it Safe to Travel while Pregnant

Traveling is normally one of the activities that people generally enjoy. Many women who are pregnant may be hesitant to travel. Don’t despair, traveling while pregnant is very common. However, there are certain precautions and preventive measures women can take while traveling to ensure the health of both mother and baby. We have included below some pregnancy travel related tips. We hope these tips will be useful in planning your next trip.

Is it safe to travel while pregnant?

Women who are not experiencing complications with their pregnancy can travel safely until close to their due date. It is best to discuss travel plans with a health care provider before traveling. Generally, the best time to travel is usually in the second trimester of pregnancy (14 to 28 weeks). During this period, soon to be mothers usually have more energy, have reduced or completely gone early stage pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, and are still able to easily walk, sit and move around with confidence.

Flying while pregnant

It is important to consult with a doctor before you travel and also to assess what form of transportation (Example: driving, flying, taking the train) would be most safe.

Airlines have different policies for customers that are pregnant. Many airlines allow pregnant women to fly domestically in their third trimester before the 36th week. Some international flights restrict travel after 28 weeks of pregnancy. Some airlines may ask for a medical certificate from your doctor where it must be confirmed that you have been examined and have been cleared to travel. If you are traveling by air, we recommend that you visit the airline's website or contact their customer service department to confirm their travel policy.

Is it important to have a travel protection plan while traveling during pregnancy?

It is ideal to travel with a travel protection plan. A travel protection plan assists travelers in the times of the unexpected and can possibly reduce the burden of unexpected medical treatment expenses and additional travel arrangements.

Is it advisable to travel pregnant during COVID-19??

It is important to consult with your health care provider to determine if it is safe for you to travel at your stage of pregnancy as well as receive medical advice to avoid and minimize the risk of infection.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( are two useful websites that can provide you with additional information on traveling.

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