Pregnancy and travel

Talk to your midwife or specialist doctor before you travel. They will let you know if travelling is safe for you and your baby.

Your midwife or doctor will be able to tell you whether you should travel – this will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are, where you are going, how you will get there (eg, car, plane, boat), and whether you have any pregnancy complications. 

Flying while pregnant

You may need to carry a letter from your midwife or specialist doctor saying that it’s OK for you to fly. Many airlines won’t let you fly in late pregnancy or if you have any pregnancy complications.

You can find out more at the Air New Zealand website or speak to your airline or travel agent.

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