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Travel and insurance during pregnancy

Just because some airlines allow air travel at the end of pregnancy doesn’t mean your travel insurance from your home insurance will still be valid at that time. A good piece of advice is to check the rules before booking your trip.

Some airlines do not allow pregnant women to fly after a certain week of pregnancy. It is most common that you are not allowed to fly during the last two months of pregnancy. The reason for these rules is not that flying is inherently unsuitable for pregnant women, but due to the risk that the plane might need to land if labor begins.

Some airlines require pregnant women to sign a document that essentially states that the airline waives responsibility and any costs.

If you or the baby need medical care abroad How does regular health insurance work if the mother needs medical care or if the newborn baby is born abroad? Medical care abroad can be expensive for those who are uninsured. Premature babies might need hospital care, and you and the baby might need transport home.

Within the EU, parents can get reimbursement for their expenses afterward.

However, outside the EU, only in Algeria and Australia can sick Swedes receive care without special insurance, as there are agreements between Sweden and these countries. But even this care is often conditional.


  • Look up the airline's regulations regarding pregnancy, as they can vary from airline to airline.

  • Contact your insurance company for advice and review the conditions of your insurance to ensure you are properly covered.

  • Bring the European Health Insurance Card issued by Försäkringskassan.

  • Take a medical certificate detailing how far along your pregnancy is and your overall health.

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