Babies (INF) are passengers that, at the date of commencement of travel, are older than 7 days and younger than 2 years.
Children (CHD) are passengers that, at the date of commencement of travel, are between the age of 2 and 12 years.
Each passenger may only carry one baby (up to 2 years). Thus, the presence of a second accompanying passenger over 15 years of age is required to travel with two infants.
The maximum number of infants on board depends of the aircraft type and specifically, the number of additional oxygen masks and available infant belts on board the aircraft.
When travelling with infants or children it will be allowed to transport, free of charge, a baby stroller/basket and a baby chair as checked baggage.
Children and passengers travelling with babies must not be seated at emergency exit rows.
Passengers with babies may only be seated in seats where a supplementary oxygen mask is available.
In addition to specific documents that may be required, (e.g. Declaration of Unaccompanied Minors, document used to obtain subsidized fares, etc.). Portuguese and foreign minors residing in Portugal, are requested to present the following documentation:
Accompanied or unaccompanied minors
Valid identification document (B.I., birth certificate/personal schedule ”cédula pessoal” or passport);
A minor is emancipated either through marriage or by decision of his / her parents, attaining full legal capacity to rule his / her life and therefore no longer requires a travel permit. In order to prove the emancipated status, the person concerned only needs to exhibit the respective marriage certificate or birth certificate, depending on the case.
Minors accompanied by their legal guardians (usually legal guard belongs to both parents)
Valid identification document (passport or any other identification document accepted for transportation in both countries);
Minors resident abroad (outside Portugal) accompanied by who has no legal guardian or unaccompanied
Valid identification document (passport or other identification document accepted for transportation in both countries) and written authorisation dated and signed by the person who has minor’s legal guard validated by the Portuguese embassy or consulate in the foreign country;
Minors residents in Portugal accompanied by who has no legal guard or unaccompanied
valid identification document and written authorisation dated and signed by the person who has minor’s legal guard validated by Notary’s Office, empowering the designated accompanying person duly identified:
A notary validation consists in a declaration confirming that someone’s signature belongs to a specific person (Identification document, date of issuance and place). This validated declaration shall also testify the relationship or any other which associates the minor with the author of the authorisation.
The declaration must have the notary stamp and the white seal.