LATAM Airlines Group Offers Alternatives to Pregnant Passengers Traveling to South America

Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 5, 2016 09:00

In regards to the Zika Virus, LAN Airlines and its affiliates, and TAM Airlines, both part of LATAM Airlines Group, are offering alternatives to pregnant passengers traveling internationally to the following destinations: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, French Guiana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Venezuela, Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guyana, United States Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, St. Martin and Easter Island.

  • Pregnant passengers who are traveling to the affected destinations above may select to return on an earlier flight without additional fees (subject to seat availability).
  • Pregnant passengers who have not yet begun their travel plans to these locations may choose to change their destination (subject to fare difference) or request a refund.

In order to be eligible for these options, the pregnant passenger must submit a medical statement from a doctor confirming the weeks of gestation. These options will also be extended to travel companions of the pregnant passenger who are booked on the same flight.

For information on preventive measures concerning the Zika virus, which is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, please see the website of the World Health Organization at: http://who.int/en.