Travel within Europe

Find out everything you need to know about getting away in Europe.
Before you take your European trip, it’s essential to know what travel documentation you require. We’ve put together everything you need to know right here.

Information Required:

Full given names
Surname
Nationality
Date of birth
Gender
Passport number
Passport expiry date

The Details

You can add APIS information to your booking through our Manage Booking facility.

Please be aware that immigration offices in some countries insist that passports must remain valid for a certain time AFTER your departure from their country. Please contact the relevant embassy for further details.

Minors under 18 years of age travelling to Portugal on their own, who don’t have anyone in Portugal taking responsibility for their stay, may be refused entry to the country.

All minors (under 18 years of age) departing Portugal may be prevented from leaving the country if he/she is travelling unaccompanied, and isn’t carrying a notarised letter of authority from a parent or guardian. Similarly, a minor (under 18 years of age) travelling with just one of his/her parents must have a notarised letter of authority to leave the country from the parent who’s staying behind. A letter stamped by the local police station will also be accepted.

Minors under 18 years of age departing France on their own must also have a letter from the French police if they’re travelling on a French national ID card. The letter from the police isn’t required if they’re travelling using their passport.

Unaccompanied minors under the age of 14 departing Italy won’t be accepted for travel. Nationals of Algeria transiting at Barcelona must hold a valid Schengen VISA to go from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 (and vice versa). Failure to hold a Transit Schengen VISA will result in refusal of carriage. Passengers transiting to or from Spanair flights (Terminal 1) require a Transit Schengen Visa.

Passengers travelling to Turkey are required to be in possession of a visa. From January 1st 2015, passengers will no longer be able to obtain this visa on arrival in Turkey, and will be required to apply online at www.evisa.gov.tr at least 24 hours prior to their flight.
Ordinary passport holders can obtain three-month multiple entry e-visas. Passengers should note that passports should be valid for at least six months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa. Failure to be in possession of the required visa at check-in will result in refusal of carriage.

*NEW* Children Travelling on Parent’s Passport


EC Regulation 444/2009 states that as of June 26th 2012, children travelling from, to or through all Schengen countries plus Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania are no longer permitted to travel on their parent’s passport, and are required to hold their own individual travel documentation. Entries on one of their parent's passports are no longer valid – irrespective of the age of the child and won’t be accepted as a valid form of documentation.
Entries on one of their parent’s passports are no longer valid – irrespective of the age of the child and won’t be accepted as a valid form of documentation.
Henceforth, children travelling to/from any Aer Lingus destination other than those listed below require their own travel documentation, with a passport photo, when travelling.

Children travelling to the following Aer Lingus destinations
are currently not bound by this regulation:

  • All Irish destinations
  • All U.K. destinations
  • Dubrovnik
  • Izmir
  • Agadir