A baby must be at least 8 days old before we can safely accept them on one of our flights. We also advise parents or guardians to ensure that the treating doctor agrees that these very young infants are safe to travel by air.
Similarly, a baby's mother can be accepted for travel from 48 hours after the birth of her baby, subject to the delivery without any complications or surgery. If a caesarean section was performed or if surgery was needed for the mother, then the minimum period before we can accept her for travel is at least 10 days. However, this is also subject to written approval for travel obtained from her treating doctor.