EgyptAir prevents individuals under 18 from traveling abroad without their guardians



Sat, 30 Dec 2023 - 10:20 GMT


Sat, 30 Dec 2023 - 10:20 GMT

FILE - EgyptAir - Courtesy of EgyptAir

FILE - EgyptAir - Courtesy of EgyptAir

CAIRO – 30 December 2023: EgyptAir has posted an announcement stating that minors under the age of 18 will not be allowed to travel outside Egypt to any destination without their guardians.

EgyptAir further explained that in the case of a minor (under 18) traveling alone, they must obtain prior permission from the communication department, which falls under the Ministry of Interior’s Administration of Passports, Emigration and Nationality.

Meanwhile, sports teams that have received approval from the Ministry of Youth and Sports can travel without obtaining prior permission from the department. This does not include sports teams that only hold a letter from their sports federation.

Children traveling alone, without the supervision of a sibling aged 16 or older, a parent, or a legal guardian, are classified as unaccompanied minors, EgyptAir says. This includes children traveling in a different class or cabin from their siblings, parents, or guardians.

The flag carrier added that minors and adolescents who are not accompanied by an adult must carry an identification document verifying their age, and they must have a confirmed reservation in advance.

The transportation of unaccompanied minors under the age of two may not be approved, EgyptAir stressed.

Transportation of unaccompanied minors aged two to below six years is permitted, provided that minors who are not accompanied by an adult are not allowed to board the aircraft without being accompanied by one of the flight attendants.

The guardian is responsible for paying the flight attendant ticket according to the service class accompanying the minor. Additionally, the EgyptAir unaccompanied minor form must be completed and correctly signed by the guardian and/or parent(s).

The authorized guardian must hand over the child at the departing airport. Upon arrival, the mentioned parent(s)/guardian(s) in the form must meet the child at the arrival airport.

Additional flight attendants are required to accompany the child during the flight, EgyptAir said, noting that unaccompanied minors are not permitted to occupy emergency exit seats.

The ticket fare for unaccompanied minors is set at 100% of the applicable adult fare, in addition to the full fare for the flight attendants' trip, the flag carrier added.



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