Children travelling abroad unaccompanied
Issues you may wish to consider, such as policies travel companies may have on children travelling unaccompanied and things you could do to help your child prepare for a trip abroad.
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Check airline or ferry company's policy
Before booking travel, you should check with the airline or ferry company about their policy on children travelling unaccompanied.
Some countries' immigration departments require additional documents for all children travelling into, out of or transiting their country.
The extra documents vary depending on the country, so make sure you have everything before the travel date.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Centre also has advice on what documents are required for each country.
You should also make sure the person collecting your child knows their travel details.
You should also check what travel health steps you have to think about for your child, including travel insurance, and if they need any vaccinations.