Private work: Fit to Fly Letter Request

In certain situations your airline may request you get medical clearance prior to your flight. Every airline is different so it is important you check with your airline what their requirements are. 

As this service is not covered by the NHS, this is charged at £22.80. We will contact you via a text message to let you know the outcome of your request. 

It can take up to 10 working days for this request to be completed. 


Please note your midwife can complete fit to fly letters. Please contact them in the first instance. 

Airlines differ slighty but the majority follow the rules below.

Once an uncomplicated pregnancy enters its 28th week, expectant mothers are required to carry a 'fit to fly' letter completed by their midwife/doctor above. This completed letter should be dated within 2 weeks of the booked flight.

Airlines reserve the right to refuse travel of an expectant mother over 28 weeks pregnant who does not present a completed “fit to fly" letter from their midwife/doctor at either the bag drop desk and/or the boarding gate.

For uncomplicated pregnancies travel is not permitted beyond the following dates:

  • For an uncomplicated single pregnancy, travel is not permitted beyond the end of the 36th week of pregnancy
  • For an uncomplicated twins, triplets etc. pregnancy, travel is not permitted beyond the end of the 32nd week of pregnancy.
Please do not write any clinical queries on this form. Any clinical queries or request for appointments via this form will be discarded. To make an appointment either book online via the NHS app/Patient access or by calling reception. We will start to process your form by the next working day but it will take up to 10 working days to complete. Please DO NOT call before 10 working days as you will not receive a status update from reception or the administrative team. If you are NOT a registered patient then your form will be discarded. This service is only for patients registered at the surgery aged 16 and over; and for parents or legal guardians of children. Forms must be completed in the UK due to GDPR regulations.
Private work: Fit to Fly Letter Request
IF pregnant (Please ask your midwife to complete the 'fit to fly' letter in the first instance)

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