All Passengers (including U.S. citizens and children, regardless of age) must have a valid passport book in order to travel to and from the United States. Passports that are damaged, including passports with bite marks; torn, missing, or separated pages; water damage, holes and other damage rendering text illegible or photos distorted, are not valid and will not be accepted. Passport cards are not an approved form of identification for travel by air and will not be accepted.
Depending on the Customer’s circumstances and travel itinerary, additional travel document requirements may be imposed by the originating and/or destination country. Country-specific documentation requirements can be found by completing the “Documentation Requirements for International Travel” form below.
International Travel for Minors and Children
- Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. If a minor is traveling with an adult over the age of 18, they must be listed on the same flight itinerary.
- If a child under the age of two travels as a lap child, government taxes and fees may apply to the international portion of the itinerary.
- Many governments have initiated procedures at entry and exit points, which may include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child’s travel from the non-traveling parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).
- In the case of a child traveling without both legal parents or guardians, Customers must follow the guidelines provided by the country of destination.
U.S. Department of State provides country-specific information for U.S. citizens traveling abroad and foreign citizens traveling to the U.S. Topics include documentation requirements, tips for safe and healthy travel, and embassy contact information.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security invites international travelers to view multilingual videos and download brochures detailing U.S. entry/exit requirements for non-U.S. citizens. Visit their site to learn about the US-VISIT Program, machine-readable passports, and biometric enhancements.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides country-specific information for international travelers on immunizations, disease risks, and tips for staying healthy. The World Health Organization offers guidance on travel-related health risks and precautions.
Mobile passport app by Airside Mobile lets you skip the line at US airports for Custom and Border Protection (CBP).