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Flying Pregnant with EL AL

Flying Pregnant with EL AL
Pregnant women are welcome on EL AL flights.
For your safety and peace of mind, following are general guidelines for pregnant women on EL AL flights.

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As a rule, it is possible and permissible for pregnant women to fly.

Notwithstanding the above, a woman can fly as long as she is in good health, with no risk factors in her pregnancy and no illness. This applies until the end of the 35th week of her pregnancy and requires written approval from her physician.

The medical clearance should include general information about the pregnancy, such as: previous pregnancies, the stage of the pregnancy, etc. The medical approval should be on hand, in case it is needed, from check-in and throughout the duration of the flight.

Starting the 36th week of the pregnancy, medical approval by an EL AL doctor is required. The passenger’s attending physician should fill out a medical questionnaire (MEDA) which will be submitted through the travel agent or through the EL AL Customer Service Center, for final approval by the EL AL doctor.
Attached medical questionnaire form

For more information, please contact the EL AL Customer Service Center at:
Tel. 03 -9771010; ext. 4
Fax: 03-7605515

Due to medical considerations, pregnant women may not fly after the end of the 37th week of pregnancy.

    1. It is advisable to take out medical travel insurance, including special coverage for pregnant women.
    2. Code share flights and flights operated by other airlines are subject to the regulations  regarding pregnant women as stipulated by the airline operating the flight.