Expectant Mothers

At Kenya Airways, we are committed to providing a safe and comfortable travel experience for our expectant passengers. Here's how we ensure your well-being during your journey:

Pregnancy and Travel Safety

Safety Precautions: We recommend that pregnant passengers consult their healthcare provider before flying, especially if they have medical conditions or are in the later stages of pregnancy.

Travel Restrictions: To prioritize safety, we adhere to guidelines regarding travel during the third trimester. Please review our policies to understand the specific timeframe for your journey.

Medical Documentation: Depending on your stage of pregnancy, you may be required to provide a medical certificate stating your fitness for air travel. Keep this certificate handy for verification.

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Pregnancy Travel Essentials

Doctor's Letter: While a doctor's letter won't act as a clearance certificate, it assists our medical team in assessing your fitness to fly. For U.S. flights, the letter should be dated within 10 days of departure.

Return Journey Limit: Please note that for your safety, return journeys must fall within a 36-week or 32-week limit for single pregnancies and multiple pregnancies, respectively.

Seat Selection: Enjoy extra legroom and comfort by selecting seats with more space. Our seat reservation options allow you to customize your experience.

Hydration and Snacks: Stay hydrated throughout the flight and carry nutritious snacks to maintain your energy level

Traveling Comfortably During Pregnancy

Comfortable Attire: Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and supportive footwear to ensure a relaxed travel experience.

In-Flight Mobility: We encourage you to move around the cabin and perform simple stretches to promote circulation during the flight.

In-Flight Comfort: Utilize available pillows to support your comfort, and adjust your seat position to find the most relaxing angle.

Carry-On Essentials: Pack your essential items in your carry-on, including medications, personal items, and a change of clothes.

Stress-Free Planning: Allow ample time for airport procedures to prioritize stress-free travel.

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Safe and Prepared

In-Flight Safety: Our cabin crew will ensure your comfort and safety on board. Remember to keep your seatbelt fastened while seated.

Destination Preparedness: Research medical facilities at your destination in case you need assistance during your stay.

Travel Protection: Consider purchasing travel insurance that covers unforeseen events, including medical emergencies

Prompt Assistance: Notify our crew if you experience any discomfort during the flight, and they will be ready to assist you.

Pregnancy Travel Guidelines


Single Uncomplicated Pregnancy:

· A clearance certificate from a Kenya Airways doctor is required after 28 weeks of pregnancy.

· Passengers will not be accepted for travel after reaching 36 weeks of pregnancy

Multiple Uncomplicated Pregnancy:

· Similar to single pregnancies, a clearance certificate is needed after 28 weeks

· Passengers will not be accepted after reaching 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Complicated Pregnancy:

· If your pregnancy is complicated, a clearance certificate from a Kenya Airways doctor is essential for all cases.

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At Kenya Airways, we prioritize your well-being and comfort. By following these guidelines and policies, we aim to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable journey as you travel with us during your pregnancy. If you have any inquiries or require further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team. Your safety and satisfaction are our utmost priorities.