If you have a flight operated by LAN, check its Traveling while Pregnant Information.


Pregnant women receive preferential service at the TAM desk.

To ensure the well-being of both mother and baby during the journey, some precautions must be taken when pregnant women are boarding. Check the table below on the characteristics of the pregnancy and the documents required according to the term, type (single or multiple) and history (with or without medical complications) of the pregnancy.

After the birth, the mother and baby are allowed to board from the 8th day onwards by presenting a medical certificate.

Medical certificate

The certificate is issued by the passenger’s physician and must be presented at the TAM desk when boarding.

The document must contain the following information:

  • The point of departure and destination.
  • The departure and arrival dates of the flights.
  • The maximum permitted flight time.
  • The estimated date of birth of the baby.
  • The gestational age.
  • Medical opinion.

The medical certificate is valid for 10 days.

MEDIF (Medical Information Form)

This is an electronic form for passengers with special needs, provided by TAM. It is assessed by the airline’s medical department, which will inform the passenger if she can travel and under what conditions.

It must be filled out, signed and stamped by the passenger’s obstetrician and sent to TAM at least 48 hours before the flight, by the email: medif@tam.com.br.

As well as the information requested on the form, it is necessary to add the baby’s gestational age and the medical opinion.

The MEDIF is valid for 10 days.

Check how to obtain boarding authorization, in cases where the MEDIF must be sent:

  • Purchase your ticket at a TAM store inside the airport or through the Sales, Fidelity and Services Portal.
  • Request the completion of the MEDIF form from the doctor responsible, which the doctor must sign and stamp. To access it, click here.
  • You must send the form at least 48 hours in advance of the departure time of the booked flight to: medif@tam.com.br, for analysis by the TAM medical team.

The boarding authorization is subject to evaluation by the TAM medical team, and as soon as the analysis of the MEDIF is completed, an email will be sent with the result. For health and safety reasons, boarding may be denied.

In case boarding authorization is not granted, the ticket will be reimbursed in full.

Day of boarding

On the day of boarding, you must be at the airport at least 1 hour in advance when boarding domestic flights, and 2 hours in advance when boarding international flights. For your comfort and peace of mind, we recommend arriving as early as possible to the airport.

For more information, contact the Sales, Fidelity and Services Portal.