Air travel with a baby

Mondassur gives you some tips for traveling with your baby and explains the most important points when choosing travel insurance for your baby. At the very least, take out repatriation insurance before you start your trip!


Travelling with an infant?

If you’re used to traveling at the last minute, without much organization, you’ll need to rethink your strategy when traveling with your newborn. For airlines, a baby is considered as such until the age of 2.
First of all, if you want to fly with your baby before he’s 7 days old, you’ll need a medical certificate. Like all individuals, they will need a passport or identity card. Depending on the destination and airline chosen, the price of the ticket may be either totally free or worth between 10% and 30% of the adult fare.

How do you plan a trip with a baby?

On some airlines, you can choose to reserve a seat for your baby, or travel with him or her on your lap using a special belt. If you book a seat, you’ll benefit directly from the children’s baggage allowance, otherwise you’ll be entitled to one piece of cabin baggage weighing less than 12 kg and one piece of hold baggage weighing no more than 10 kg.

The current regulations on liquid containers over 100ml do not apply to your baby’s bottles. So you can take everything your child needs with you on the flight.

Good to know: some airports do not allow strollers for security reasons.
Do a little yoga before you start your trip to relax before what can sometimes be a trying journey.

Which travel insurance is right for a baby?

When you’re traveling with an infant, it’s vital to think about providing medical coverage abroad to protect him or her in the event of problems. To do this, you need travel insurance. Before you leave, make sure you have all the necessary vaccinations and arrange a visit to the doctor. Travel insurance will cover your baby abroad for accidents and unforeseen illnesses, but not for vaccinations or a simple visit to the pediatrician. Choosing the right medical insurance abroad is all the more important as a baby is more fragile. So travel with peace of mind by taking out repatriation insurance as a minimum, bearing in mind that it’s always better to take out health insurance to cover any medical expenses you may incur locally. Repatriation is generally organized for more serious care, and is therefore fortunately less frequent, and sometimes a baby, unlike an adult, needs to be treated immediately without waiting for repatriation.

Direct coverage of hospitalization costs and reimbursement of routine medical expenses are essential guarantees to ensure that your baby has access to quality care in the event of health problems.

In a country with very high medical costs, such as the USA or Canada, a series of examinations may be necessary to determine an infant’s health problem, and your international health insurance is there to guarantee your safety through its direct coverage. In particular, we can offer you our Travel Pass multi-risk insurance policy, which provides comprehensive cover.

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