Mãe gestante com bebê

Questions about how to prepare for flying during pregnancy?

Learn about the services we provide and when is the best time to travel.


General information

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    Preferential service

    Pregnant and breastfeeding women are entitled to preferential treatment. Therefore, if you are in these conditions, request the special service at the GOL counter at the airport.

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    Medical advice

    In order for you to have a calm and a safe trip, consult your physician and ask for his advice before you start your travel preparations. 

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    High-risk pregnancies

    If your gestation is considered to be high-risk pregnancy, you must send the MEDIF form to GOL up to 48 hours before traveling.

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    Boarding conditions

    If it is necessary, GOL offers different conditions for the traveling companion of passengers with special assistance needs. Click here to learn more.

For more information, access the GOL Online Service or consult a GOL attendant at the airports.


Rules for flying while pregnant

 

Single pregnancy

GESTATION PERIOD
UP TO 27 WEEKS
FROM 28 TO 35 WEEKS
FROM 36 TO 37 WEEKS
38 WEEKS OR MORE**

Medical certificate*

Not required

It is necessary to present
the document, with a 30 days-validity    

It is necessary to present
the statement signed both by
a physician and the pregnant woman    
It is necessary to present
the document, with a 30 days-validity    
Declaration of responsibility Not required Not required It is necessary to present
the statement signed both by
a physician and the pregnant woman
It is necessary to present
the statement signed both by
a physician and the pregnant woman

 

*It is necessary for the medical certificate to be the original version and to contain the weeks of gestation and the person’s current clinical condition, as well as the date, signature and the physician's stamp with the Regional Council of Medicine registration number. 

**As of 38 weeks (boarding permitted only in situations of extreme necessity and accompanied by the responsible physician).

 

Click here to download the Declaration of Responsibility template

 

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Notice: Travel is not recommended 7 days before or after the childbirth.

 

Twins (or more) pregnancy

GESTATION PERIOD
UP TO 27 WEEKS
FROM 26 TO 31 WEEKS
FROM 32 TO 37 WEEKS
38 WEEKS OR MORE**

Medical certificate*

Not required

It is necessary to present
the document, which has a 30 days-validity

It is necessary to present
the statement signed both by
a physician and the pregnant woman
It is necessary to present
the document, which has a 30 days-validity
Declaration of responsibility Not required Not required It is necessary to present
the statement signed both by
a physician and the pregnant woman
It is necessary to present
the statement signed both by
a physician and the pregnant woman

 

*It is necessary for the medical certificate to be the original version and to contain the weeks of gestation and the person’s current clinical condition, as well as the date, signature and the physician's stamp with the Regional Council of Medicine registration number. 

**As of 38 weeks (boarding permitted only in situations of extreme necessity and accompanied by the responsible physician).

 

Click here to download the Declaration of Responsibility template 

 

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Notice: Travel is not recommended 7 days before or after the childbirth.


Rules for flying while pregnant

Single pregnancy

UP TO 27 WEEKS

Medical certificate*: Not required

Declaration of responsibility: Not required

FROM 28 TO 35 WEEKS

Medical certificate*: It is necessary to present the document, with a 30 days-validity  

Declaration of responsibility: Not required

FROM 36 TO 37 WEEKS

Medical certificate*: It is necessary to present the document, with a 30 days-validit

Declaration of responsibility: It is necessary to present the statement signed both by a physician and the pregnant woman

38 WEEKS OR MORE**

Medical certificate*: It is necessary to present the document, with a 30 days-validit

Declaration of responsibility: It is necessary to present the statement signed both by a physician and the pregnant woman

*It is necessary for the medical certificate to be original and contain the weeks of gestation and the current clinical condition, as well as the date, signature and the physician in charge's stamp with the registration number at the Regional Council of Medicine.

**As of 38 weeks (boarding permitted only in situations of extreme necessity and accompanied by the responsible physician).

 

Download here the model of Declaration of Responsibility

 

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Notice: Travel is not recommended 7 days before or after the childbirth.


 

Twins (or more) pregnancy

UP TO 27 WEEKS

Medical certificate*: Not required

Declaration of responsibility: Not required

FROM 26 TO 31 WEEKS

Medical certificate*: It is necessary to present the document, with a 30 days-validity  

Declaration of responsibility: Not required

FROM 32 TO 37 WEEKS

Medical certificate*: It is necessary to present the document, with a 30 days-validit

Declaration of responsibility: It is necessary to present the statement signed both by a physician and the pregnant woman

38 WEEKS OR MORE**

Medical certificate*: It is necessary to present the document, with a 30 days-validit

Declaration of responsibility: It is necessary to present the statement signed both by a physician and the pregnant woman

*It is necessary for the medical certificate to be original and contain the weeks of gestation and the current clinical condition, as well as the date, signature and the physician in charge's stamp with the registration number at the Regional Council of Medicine.

**As of 38 weeks (boarding permitted only in situations of extreme necessity and accompanied by the responsible physician).

 

Download here the model of Declaration of Responsibility

 

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Notice: Travel is not recommended 7 days before or after the childbirth.

Information about the medical certificate

Medical certificates issued by physicians are valid worldwide provided they contain

 Name of the doctor

 Registration of the respective professional medical or specialist council (with signature and stamp)

 Number of weeks/months of gestation

 For international flights, the certificate must be issued in the customer's language (original copy) and be sworn translated into the languages of the countries of origin and destination.

Attention to deadline

The medical certificate must be issued up to 7 days prior to the boarding by the pregnant woman’s attending physician, and it is valid for 30 days, provided there is no change in the gestation code in the period until the return flight. If the passenger boards on the outbound flight between the 35th and the 36th week of gestation and at the time of the return flight has completed 36 weeks, it is necessary to present the Declaration of Responsibility and attestation with the updated number of weeks.