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Your passport needs to be valid during your travel period. Many countries additionally require that the passport is valid for 3 or 6 months beyond the end of your trip. We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website to check your destination’s requirements for passport validity:

Check passport validity requirements

Children and even infants under two years of age also need their own passports.

Processing times for passports vary, and it could take six weeks or longer. Many countries, however, do offer fast-track applications.


You may need a visa for every country you enter, depending on your nationality and the purpose of your trip. Even if you are only changing flights at a country, you may need a visa. Your visas will be checked when you board a flight and when you arrive at your destination.

We strongly recommend that you visit the IATA Travel Centre website to check whether you need a visa and pay certain types of entry fees:

Check visa requirements

If a visa is required for your trip to a certain country, you can apply directly with the embassy of that country. To learn more about the application process, visit their website or local consulate.