Sending Your Child to Brazil Alone? We Can Help!
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Chang Express Travel offers a safe and personalized service for unaccompanied minors aged 5-17. If you are planning to send your child on a journey alone, we can provide them with the care and attention they need.
Peace of Mind for Parents of Unaccompanied Minors
What You Need to Know Before You Book
As a parent or guardian, you may need to send your child on a journey alone. Whether it’s for school programs, visiting relatives, or going on vacation, the thought of your child traveling without you can be daunting. Unaccompanied minor services can provide peace of mind by catering to the needs of children aged 5-17 traveling alone.
Unaccompanied minors receive personalized care and attention from trained airline staff throughout their journey. This includes assistance with check-in, boarding, and connecting flights, as well as help meeting their designated guardian upon arrival. Airlines take extra precautions to ensure the safety and comfort of unaccompanied minors, such as assigning them seats near the flight attendant’s station and providing them with special attention during the flight.
It’s important to note that unaccompanied minor services are generally only available for children between the ages of 5 and 17. Some airlines may have additional restrictions or requirements. When booking an unaccompanied minor flight, it’s recommended to select a direct flight whenever possible and book early in the day to minimize disruptions or delays. Overall, unaccompanied minor services provide a convenient and secure option for parents and guardians who need to send their children on a journey alone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about unaccompanied minor service:
What is an unaccompanied minor?
An unaccompanied minor is a child who is aged 5-17 and is traveling without a parent or legal guardian.
What is included in the unaccompanied minor service?
The unaccompanied minor service typically includes dedicated airline staff who will escort and supervise the child throughout their journey, from check-in to arrival. At the airport, the child is assisted with the check-in process, which involves providing the airline with relevant booking information and any necessary documentation, such as proof of identity.
During the flight, the child is seated in a designated area, usually near the flight attendants’ station, where they can receive additional attention and care. The airline staff will also ensure that the child is provided with meals and any necessary assistance, such as help with using the restroom.
Upon arrival, the child is escorted to the designated pick-up area, where they are released to the designated person who is authorized to receive them. It’s worth noting that different airlines may have varying policies and procedures for their unaccompanied minor service, so it’s important to check with the airline in advance for specific details.
Can my child travel alone if they are under 5 years old?
No. Children under 5 years old are not allowed to travel unaccompanied because they are not able to understand and follow the instructions of airline staff. They are also at risk of being lost or injured.
How do I book an unaccompanied minor ticket?
To book an unaccompanied minor ticket, please contact our Brazil travel specialists at (617) 776-7770. They will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
What should I keep in mind when booking for an unaccompanied minor?
We recommend selecting a direct flight and booking early in the day to minimize any disruptions or delays. Please review your child’s ticket information carefully to ensure that all details are correct.
What other documents are needed when a child is traveling unaccompanied or with only one parent?
You will need to obtain the following:
- The child’s birth certificate
- Notarized travel authorization from both parents
The Brazilian Embassy or Consulate is the only authorized entity to issue, authenticate, or legalize travel authorizations for Brazilian minors. If you need to travel with a minor, please contact the consulate in your country of residence to obtain the necessary documentation.