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As a service to our valued customers we've provided a list of information you should know before you travel.


We recommend that you arrive at the airport to check in at a minimum of two hours prior to your scheduled time of departure. Check-in closes forty five (45) minutes before departure.  LIAT reserves the right to cancel the reservations of any passenger who does not check-in at least forty five minutes (45) prior to the scheduled or posted departure time of the flight.

It is the passenger's responsibility when making bookings to allow adequate time for baggage collection and rechecking if connecting to another carrier. We recommend at least 150 minutes between international connecting flights.

Passengers who have checked-in for a flight and have received a boarding pass must present themselves at the departure gate and be ready to board their flight no later than thirty (30) minutes prior to departure. Passengers not in the boarding area by this specified time prior to scheduled departure are subject to seat cancellation.


Traveling on the LIAT network is considered International travel.  All customers are required to present proof of identity such as a valid government issued photo ID and proof of citizenship such as a passport at the LIAT check-in counter.  Passengers must keep proper documentation on their person during travel.  It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that they have in their possession the correct documents needed for travel to any destination.  Passengers must also be in possession of a copy of their itinerary as proof of their onward or return journey.

We have translated some of the forms required for travel to help our French speaking customers. Click below to view these forms.

Immigration Form for Barbados.pdf

Immigration Form for St. Lucia.pdf


Please see our baggage acceptance policy.

Security Tips

Please be aware that both your checked baggage and carry-on baggage may be subjected to security screening.  There are some items which are prohibited in carry on baggage and some items which are prohibited in checked baggage.  Generally you are prohibited from carrying dangerous goods, restricted items such as flammable liquids, compressed gases, corrosive, magnetised or radioactive materials, toxic and infectious substances and sharp or other dangerous objects which could be used as weapons aboard the aircraft.

To avoid delays during the passenger screening process, we recommend that you place items such as jewellery, keys, cell phones etc. in your carry on baggage and not on your person.  Pack appropriately to avoid inconvenience and delays at security check points.


An infant over seven days old and under twenty four-months of age not occupying a seat is accepted for a fee of US$10.00 per one way trip to most of LIAT’s destinations. For flights into and out of the following ports a fee of USD $20.00 is applicable per one way trip due to governmental taxes levied on infant carriage.

  • St Thomas
  • St Croix
  • San Juan
  • Santo Domingo
  • Martinique
  • Guadeloupe

Each infant must be included in the booking of an accompanying adult passenger and this fee does not entitle the infant to a seat on aircraft or checked luggage. If the passenger wishes to place an infant between the ages of 6 and 24 months in an approved car safety seat, they should meet the requirements outlined on the Baggage Requirements page.  LIAT regulations do not permit more than one infant per accompanying adult. If a second infant is to be carried a seat must be purchased for the second infant who must be over 6 months and secured in an approved  restraint system.

Accompanying children ages 2 to 11 will be charged the applicable child fare for the flight.


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.



LIAT's Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Policy caters primarily for children from 5 to 11(not yet 12 years). Parents wishing for a young person (YP) 12 to 15 years to travel with supervision, will be allowed to do so as per UM policy.

For more information on Unaccompanied Minors and acceptance, click here


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.


           Restricted Items

The following items shall NOT be carried: 

  • compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable and poisonous); 
  • corrosives (such as acids, wet batteries, mercury and alkalis); 
  • explosives, munitions, fireworks and flares; 
  • flammable liquids and solids (such as flammable aerosols, lighter or heating fuels, matches, ether, articles which are easily ignited and substances which on contact with water emit flammable gases; 
  • oxidising substances such as bleaching powder and peroxides; 
  • poisonous toxic and infectious substances; 
  • radioactive materials;
  • magnetised materials and miscellaneous dangerous goods as listed on the IATA website


The following items MAY be carried in Carry-on luggage but NOT in Checked  Baggage:  

  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Mercury barometers
  • Fuel cell systems
  • E-cigarettes  


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