Passenger Guide - Documents
If you’re looking to make a smooth start to your journey, you need to make sure you have the right documents, such as a valid passport and the relevant visas. Without these essentials, you may not be allowed to travel.
Unless you are flying solely within Poland you’ll need a passport or an equivalent travel document that is valid for the full duration of your trip. Your children will also need their own passports, even infants under two years old.
Some countries additionally require that the passport is valid for a minimum period beyond your trip — usually 3 or 6 months. Check passport validity requirements before your trip at IATA Travel Center.
Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your journey, you may need a visa or an equivalent form of authorisation for every country you enter as part of your journey — even if you are only changing flights. This is in addition to a valid passport. Your visas will be checked both before you board the flight and again on arrival at your destination.
For accurate and up-to-the-date advice on visa requirements and certain types of entrance fees, visit the IATA Travel Centre. You’ll also be able to check passport and health requirements, as well as customs, currency and airport information for your destination.
If it indicates you need a visa for your journey, you can apply directly with the embassy or high commission of the country you want to travel to — visit their website or local consulate to learn more about the process.
Travelling with a child under 18 years of age
Some countries' Immigration Departments require additional documentation for all children travelling into, out of or transitting their country. The extra documentation that you may require varies depending on the country, so please make sure you have everything you need before you travel. The IATA Travel Centre can advise you what documentation is required for each country. Just make sure you use the date of birth of your child to ensure the extra requirements are displayed
In addition, here is a list of necessary documents to keep in mind before the planned trip. Make sure you have all the most important documents before you hit the road to the airport:
- passport (necessary for foreign travel) - should be intact, valid for at least three or six months,
- visa (required for travel to some countries) - must have the right type and validity,
- personal documents - a valid ID card and/or driver's license,
- electronic ticket - printed document that is sent as a file to the e-mail after booking. When it is not possible to print an electronic ticket, save the flight data and the reservation number on the phone.
- boarding pass - in the case of check-in online should print out and take it with you to the airport.
- certificate of completion of vaccination - where the outlet to the countries where they are mandatory.
- certificate of opportunities to travel by a pregnant woman.
- passport for the animal and a certificate from the vet - in the case of transport of animals.
- medical documents (in the case of sick or taking drugs), confirming the illness and medication taken.
Have a nice flight!