To make a booking for an Unaccompanied Minor please call us on 6692 9652 and one of our consultants will advise the Airline conditions of your choice.
As a general rule for Unaccompanied Minor, the following is a guide only:
- Any child aged 5 to 11 years (inclusive) travelling alone on a flight must be booked as an Unaccompanied Minor
- If your child is under 12 years of age and is not booked as an Unaccompanied Minor, then the child must be accompanied by another person 15 years of age or older
- Any child aged 12 to 15 years (inclusive) may also travel as an Unaccompanied Minor if requested by the parent/legal guardian
- Children between 5-11 years of age attempting to travel alone and who have NOT been booked as an Unaccompanied Minor may be denied travel by the Airlines until they have been provided with all relevant details in relation to the child's travel arrangements.
Travelling with children "South Africa"
Quick guide to the new requirements
- When leaving South Africa with children, parents or guardians must be able to produce unabridged birth certificates reflecting the details of both parents, as well as a valid passport for each child.
- This requirement applies even when both parents are travelling with their children.
- It applies to foreigners and South Africans alike.
- If children are travelling with a guardian, this adult is required to produce affidavits from both parents giving permission for the children to travel. They will also need copies of the passports of the parents, as well as the contact details of the parents.
- If children are travelling with only one parent, they must produce an unabridged birth certificate as well as:
i) a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child, if he or she is the parent or legal guardian of the child;
ii) an affidavit from the other parent granting permission for the child to leave the country;
iii) a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child; and
iv) if applicable, the death certificate of the other parent registered on the birth certificate.
- When a child is travelling as an unaccompanied minor, he or she must be able to produce:
i) proof of consent (a letter or affidavit) from both his or her parents or legal guardians to travel in or out of the country; and
ii) a letter from the person who will receive the child in South Africa, including that person's full contact details and a copy of their passport or ID book. The letter must also include details about where the child will be staying, and full contact details of both parents or legal guardians.
Travelling on Jetstar
Jetstar requires that passengers are able to travel independently. The airline does not have the systems, staff or facilities required to assume responsibility for assistance and supervision of passengers. Children requiring supervision will not be regarded as able to travel independently on the basis that they may cause a disruption or endanger themselves or others if travelling unaccompanied. As a guide, children who are not yet attending secondary school will be regarded as unable to travel independently and will not be eligible to travel unless they are accompanied by an appropriate Accompanying Passenger. An Accompanying Passenger generally will be at least 15 years old.