Flying with kids

What are the requirements for a minor to travel?

Before traveling, please note that, for their safety, all minors must be identified before airport and immigration authorities. 

Please note:

Passengers aged 14 or younger must travel with their parents or a responsible adult (over 18 years old) on both domestic and international flights; otherwise, they will be denied boarding starting May 15, 2024. Consult the information bulletin.

If you purchased a ticket before May 15, 2024, don't worry! Passengers between the ages of 12 and 14 will be able to travel. They must go to the airport counter to get their boarding pass.

Other considerations:

  • Confirm the requirements or authorizations for the departure and entry of minors with the corresponding immigration authority of each country.
  • Please note that we do not provide the unaccompanied minor or recommended minor service on any of our routes.
  • If the minor does not meet the requirements or age to fly unaccompanied, a refund may be requested, provided that the fare conditions allow it.
  • The minimum age for an unaccompanied minor to travel varies according to each airline. If you have connecting flights, the unaccompanied minor handling policies of each airline apply.

Listed below are some documents and requirements that a minor must meet to travel. Travel documentation may vary depending on the minor's age, whether they are traveling with one of their parents, with a relative, or unaccompanied.

For domestic flights in Colombia and Ecuador
  • ID document:
    • For minors from 0 to 7 years old: Original copy of civil registry or birth certificate. (Avoid carrying photocopies, photographs on mobile devices or the loss report of the document.)
    • For minors from 8 to 17 years old: ID card.
  • Responsible companion:
    For regulatory and safety reasons, passengers aged 14 or younger must travel with their parents or a responsible adult (over 18 years of age).
  • Parent ID (Only applies to domestic flights in Ecuador):
    • If the minor is traveling without parents, a photocopy of the parents' or their legal guardians' ID is required.
    • If one of the parents is deceased, the death certificate or civil registry must be provided.
For international flights
  • Passport:
    To leave the country, all minors from 0 to 17 years of age must have a valid and current passport.
  • Copy of civil registry or birth certificate. (Avoid carrying photocopies, photographs on mobile devices or the loss report of the document.)
  • Authorization or exit permit:
    If the minor is traveling unaccompanied by one or both parents or guardians, an authenticated exit permit signed by the parents or guardians is required. This permit may vary in format and procedure depending on the country.
    • Find it on the official website of the immigration authority of your country of residence.
    • We recommend you carry an additional authenticated copy in case the immigration authorities of your connection or destination country require it for entering or exiting the country.
    • Remember that it is always advisable to verify the information and requirements for leaving the country with the immigration authorities before planning your trip with a minor.
  • Responsible companion:
    For regulatory and safety reasons, passengers aged 14 or younger must travel with their parents or a responsible adult (over 18 years of age).
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