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Travelling with Children allows passengers aged 14 or over to travel alone. Any passenger under the age of 14 can only travel if accompanied by a passenger aged 16 years or over who will take full responsibility for them. We are unable to offer an ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ service.

Some countries impose special conditions for minors who are travelling either alone, or without their legal parent/guardian. You can find out more about the requirements for EU member countries - simply select the relevant country from the dropdown menu. You must make sure you show the correct travel documents.


Young people under the age of 18 are required to have a letter of authorisation with them when leaving or entering Portugal, including Madeira, without their parent or legal guardian. This letter must be signed by the parent or legal guardian and, in some circumstances, may need to be legally certified.

You can download our form here, then simply follow the steps to complete it. You’ll be asked to show your completed form at the airport.

For more information, please visit the Portuguese government website.