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Children & Pregnancy


Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, you may need to have a doctor’s certificate with you on the trip. The following rules apply when traveling with Novair.

Week 0-28
There are no particular restrictions. Please note that the journey home also needs to be in this period.

Weeks 29-36
The airline Novair requires you to carry a medical certificate for all flights after the 28th week of pregnancy. At the time of travel, the medical certificate must not be older than 2 weeks. For flights of 6 hours or more, you can fly up to and including the 34th week of pregnancy. Even in the 36th week of pregnancy, it is fine to travel on flights within the EU.

Week 37-40
Due to security reasons, you cannot fly with Novair.

Twins or more
If you are expecting twins, your journey home must be during week 32 at the latest.

Please note that the above are Novair’s own rules. If you do not have a medical certificate, you may risk being denied boarding.
In addition to this, each individual country has its own rules. You should therefore seek information from the country’s embassy and from your insurance company about what applies to your holiday trip. Feel free to read more about traveling during pregnancy at Vårdguiden 1177.

Infants 0-2 years

Traveling with a newborn baby
It is important that the general health of both mother and child is good. The child must be at least seven days old and completely healthy.

Seating durin the flight
It is permitted with two infants per seated adult, however one of the children must be in a baby seat which requires an extra booked seat. Infants must sit on an adult’s lap during the flight. For the child’s safety, you can borrow a special seat belt from the cabin crew, which is attached to your own seat belt during take-off and landing. A special baby life jacket will also be handed  out.

Cradle and baby cover
In some locations and aircraft types, it is possible to use a hanging cradle that is placed on the wall in front of you. For baby cradle booking and information please book here. The child must weigh no more than 10 kg and must not be over 70 cm tall. A baby seat can be brought, but it must then be placed in a separate seat that is booked as a regular flight seat with your tour operator. It is not permitted for the adult passenger to have a baby seat on their lap. The requirement to bring a child car seat is that it must be CE-marked and that it must be able to be placed forward-facing in the airplane seat.

Heating food
Our cabin crew will help with warming baby food tins, baby formula bottles and similar. You may also contact your Tour Operator and book standard child meal to child 0-2 years of age.

For information on the baggage rules when traveling with infants – please read here.

Children traveling alone

Children traveling alone and  unaccompanied by an adult must be at least 5 years old, and may receive assistance up to and including 11 years of age. Ground staff take care of the children until they are on board the flight, where cabin crew take over. Our cabin crew will of course make sure that the children are taken care of in the best possible way.

Request assistance for unaccompanied children via your tour operator.