One of the most search articles on Mom On Duty are travel requirements for pregnant women. Since my husband and I love to travel, my two pregnancies did not stop us from going places–unless that time when I was required to go on bed rest when I was pregnant with our second. However, travel during pregnancy requires extra care and caution, which is why airlines have set rules for their pregnant passengers.
If you are planning to travel by plane soon, make sure that you have all the necessary documents ready so as not to encounter any delays or cancellations.
Philippine Airlines Requirements for Pregnant Passengers
All Expectant Mothers flying with Philippine Airlines are required to submit the Expectant Mothers Information Sheet (EMIS) Form to a PAL ticketing office. You can download the form here. Or, you may secure copies of the form from a PAL ticketing office. Make sure that Part 1 is properly accomplished.
Expectant Mothers whose gestation age is between 24 to 32 weeks, EMIS Form Part 2 must be accomplished by a physician to ensure that the mother is fit to travel. Furthermore, if the mother is below 21 years old, a written consent of the husband, parent, or guardian must be submitted.
Expectant Mothers beyond 32 weeks of pregnancy are required to have the Flight Surgeon or Company Physician who shall issue the clearance for travel accomplish EMIS Form Part 3.
The EMIS form is valid for 7 days from the date of issuance.
Cebu Pacific Requirements For Pregnant Passengers
Before anything else, if you are expecting, ask for three (3) copies of the Passenger Handling Form and make sure you bring it with you.
Expectant Mothers whose age of gestation is 0 to below 34 weeks are not required to submit a medical certificate. However, if the age of gestation is 34 weeks and above, the Expectant Mother will be required to present a medical certificate with the notation ‘Fit to Travel’ that is signed by a physician.
In addition, Cebu Pacific notes:
Except for flights to or from the United States, the expectant mother must complete her travel within the validity period of the medical certificate which should be ten (10) days from date of issuance.
For flights to or from the United States, the expectant mother is required to submit a medical certificate for her outbound travel only; the medical certificate must be dated within ten (10) days of the scheduled date of initial departure.