Procedure of Acceptance of Pregnant Woman

  1. Normal pregnancy cases are acceptable through the 28 weeks on domestic and international flights. However, the passenger should be able to furnish a physically fit for transportation, certificate form. Pregnancy Certificate (Form PS-05-29A) shall be filled in three copies. 

    The form can be downloaded by just clicking Pregnancy Certificate or from the nearest Ethiopian ticket office. 
  2. Medical clearance (MEDIF) is required after 28 weeks. Travel is permitted through the 36 weeks for domestic & short flights with flight time not more than 2 hours and 34 weeks for international flights.

    Moreover, Medical clearance is required if from such information it appears that confinement may be expected in less than four (4) weeks; or there is uncertainty of progress of pregnancy or time of confinement, or that there were previous multiple births, or that complications in delivery may be expected.

    Such certificate should be issued within seven (7) days of commencement of travel.

    However, boarding will be denied if physical signs of labor are present. 

    Please use MEDIF Link to download the MEDIF forms in one file.

  3. Regulations regarding the use of seat belts must be observed.


These pages are for informative purposes only and do not form a contract. As such, any information contained within this site is subject to change with or without notice. Ethiopian Airlines assumes no liability for these changes. Ethiopian also reserves the right to interpret and apply these policies and procedures. In each case, Ethiopian’s interpretations and applications shall be final and conclusive.

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