Current regulations, which are subject to change at any time, are as follows:
- Parents of minor children (under 18 years old) must carefully document legal custody prior to traveling.
- If a minor child is traveling with only one parent, the absent parent should provide a notarized letter of consent.
- If only one parent has legal custody, that parent should be prepared to provide such evidence to airlines and authorities (ie. A copy of the sole custody document, or death certificate of absent parent.)
- In cases in which a minor child is traveling alone or in someone else's company, both parents (and the sole, documented custodial parent) should provide a notarized letter of consent.
- If a child traveling has a different last name from the mother and/or father, the parents should be prepared to provide evidence to airlines and authorities, such as a birth certificate or adoption decree, to prove that they are indeed the parents.
Please be advised that securing and bringing the required identification and travel documents (by governments, cruise lines, air lines, etc.) are solely the responsibility of each guest. We are unable to provide refunds for guests who do not possess the necessary documentation.
For up-to-date travel restrictions for children, please visit: U.S. Department of State.
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