A child under the age of 12 who is visiting Barbados unaccompanied requires a notarised letter from his/her parent or legal guardian stating that permission has been given for the minor to stay with a host/hostess. The full name, the address and telephone number of the host/hostess must be included in the letter.
Please note that no male other than a Father is allowed to receive minors and he must produce proof of paternity. A female occupant of the household is required to meet them.
Children 12 years old but under 16 travelling unaccompanied, must meet the above-mentioned requirement. Those 16 years old but under 18 must have the full name and address of their host, however, no letter is required.
Procedures for all minors travelling to, from or connecting at Antigua and Barbuda
1. The procedures for Unaccompanied Minors travelling to, from or connecting through Antigua and Barbuda applies to all minors who have not yet reached their 16th birthday.
2. If the minor is not travelling with both parents, then permission from the absent
parent or parents must be provided in the form of a notarised letter giving
permission for the minor to travel.
3. There is no need for a notarised letter from the absent parent when the child is travelling with an official document that shows the accompanying parent has sole custody. Examples of such documents are:
a) A birth certificate showing only the name of the accompanying parent.
b) A legal document such as a court order for sole custody, or adoption papers of the child to a single parent.
4. If one of the parents is deceased, Immigration may request a death certificate.
5. For a child travelling alone, both parents or the sole custody parent must give notarised permission for the child to travel as an unaccompanied minor. The person receiving the child in Antigua/Barbuda must be identified in the notarised letter, as Immigration will not release the child to a third party
Pets and Service Animals
Pets are defined as dogs, cats and domestic birds. LIAT will accept pets for carriage in the aircraft checked baggage compartment only. Prior notice of at least twenty-four hours must be given to LIAT for the carriage of pets. Transportation of pets require import/export licenses and veterinary clearances