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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 general rule, it is possible to fly when pregnant.

Still, here are a few important points:

  • A pregnant woman can fly up to 4 weeks before the expected delivery date (up to week 36) as long as her medical condition is good and she does not suffer from any pregnancy-related complications or from any medical problems.
  • From the 28th week of pregnancy, the woman should have with her authorization from her attending physician including information about the pregnancy (which week of her pregnancy she is in) to present to the station manager when requested.
  • The physician’s authorization should be issued no more than 48 hours before the date of the first flight and will also be valid for the return flight, as long as the return date is no later than the 36th week of pregnancy.
  • From the 36th to the 37th week, a physician’s authorization is required and permission to fly is subject to the approval of the EL AL Chief Physician / an EL AL-recognized doctor (MEDA).

A pregnant woman will not be allowed to fly in the following circumstances:

  • If the return flight is scheduled for after the 36th week of pregnancy.
  • From the 38th week of pregnancy and on.
  • When there is uncertainty about how the pregnancy is developing or the expected date of birth or if the woman has had previous multiple fetus births of or if any risks are anticipated.
  • During the first 7 days after birth, special approval is required from a recognized physician.

For more information, please contact the
EL AL Customer Service Center at:

Tel. 03-9771111  or  *2250

  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.