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UMNR - Unaccompanied Minors
Updated on 26 Sep 2023

Learn about the conditions for children travelling alone on board TAP and check which solution is best for your client.


The acceptance of unaccompanied minors - UMNR - onboard TAP flights depends on the child's age.


TAP does not accept unaccompanied minors under the age of 5;

UNDER 2 YEARS OLD Infants under 2 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The accompanying adult must be at least 18 years old and be able to take care of the infant during the entire trip, including check-in and customs formalities.


Minors between the ages of 2 and 4 (inclusive) may travel accompanied by another passenger between the ages of 12 and 15 as long as they are travelling with "Unaccompanied Minor" procedures applied to both.


Minors of  5 to 11 years old who travel unaccompanied or travel in a different cabin than the parents/legal guardians will always be considered as UMNR.



May travel accompanied by a 16-year-old or older, under the condition that the passenger is declared capable of accompanying them for the entire trip, including acceptance and check-in and airport formalities; if not declared able, UMNR service will apply to both.


May travel as UMNR at parents/legal guardians´ request.

  • Only flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. 
  • Connections with other carriers are not permitted.
  • Reservations for unaccompanied minors are accepted on transfers in Porto and Lisbon, on TAP flights without connections to other companies, as long as there is no overnight stay on the transfer stopover (LIS/OPO) and the connection time is a maximum of 6 hours.
  • Stopover/overnight stops are not permitted.
  • Travel from Morocco to Canada is excluded. UMNR service cannot be booked on this route.
  • Travel arrangements, including delivery of the minor to the airport and pick-up at the destination, are made by the parent/legal guardian or their authorized representative.
  • The family member, legal guardian or authorized delegate accompanying the minor must fill in, sign, and print out 3 (completed) copies of the UMNR form to present at the airport. The person accompanying the minor must remain at the airport until the plane has taken off.
  • The entire trip is confirmed at the time of ticketing.
  • There is a limit of 11 UMNR in “Y” class and 2 UMNR in “C” class compartment

TAP/TAP  Stopover/ overnight stops are not permitted.


Connections with other airlines are not permitted


Not permitted/not applicable.


Not permitted/not applicable.



                   Direct Flight With Connetcting Flight

Voos domésticos

65 EUR / 77 USD / 92 CAD

Flights Between:

Europe /Morocco /Tunisia /Israel and ACC-TMS/vv

90 EUR / 112 USD / 142 CAD

100 EUR / 124 USD / 157 CAD

Intercontinental flights

(except to/from Dominican Republic)

130 EUR / 165 USD / 195 CAD

150 EUR / 185 USD / 235 CAD

Flights to/from Dominican Republic

155 EUR / 191 USD / 242 CAD

185 EUR / 228 USD / 289 CAD

Rates in other currencies shall be converted at the BBR - Bank Buying Rate. 

Service  charges apply as follows:

  • Per One Way; (example: PAROPO - 90 EUR | PARLISOPO - 100 EUR )
  • Per UMNR Unaccompanied Minor; (example: in the case of siblings travelling together as UMNR, the fee should be charged per pax)

An EMD-A must be issued for UMNR.

Note: In case of cancellation, UMNR service can only be refunded if properly cancelled prior to flight departure.



Minors are taken care of from check-in to delivery of the child at the airport of destination, including accompaniment in transit in case of transfers. 

  • Waitlisted bookings are not accepted; the reservation must be confirmed and the ticket issued only after service has been confirmed.
  • UMNR-specific seats onboard are mandatory at the time of booking of service.
  • It is mandatory to inform TAP  regarding the nominated contacts (telephone and address) of the persons who will be sending/receiving the minor at the origin and destination airports. Add contacts as OSI CTC. A paper UMNR form with this data will be carried by the minor
  • The minor's escorts at the airport, on departure/transfer/arrival - are responsible for:  
    • Handing in and picking up the UMNR with TAP staff 
    • Hand over the completed UMNR form and EMD receipt
    • Provide identification matching the name on the reservation and UM form
    • Remain at the airport until the flight  is on the air
    • Be reachable by phone at all times while the child is in TAP's care

For detailed information about the country's legal authorizations (in the case of unaccompanied children), please contact the local authorities. 

Minors travelling in a different cabin than the parents/legal guardians will always be considered as UMNR. 







Legislation for unaccompanied minors

Specific regulations apply to children entering or leaving their countries who are travelling unaccompanied or who are accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian, or by someone who is neither. Minors in these situations need certified authorization from their parents or legal guardians to leave their countries. Before booking and issuing a ticket for a minor, make sure all the legal requirements for travel are met.

Foreign minors born in Portugal

These minors have the same resident status as that granted to either of their parents.

In order to apply for a residence permit, either parent must submit the application within six months following registration of the child’s birth.

 Minors entering Portugal
Foreigners aged under 18 years must present a written travel authorisation in order to enter Portugal. 

Foreign unaccompanied minors only have permission to enter the country if they present this document duly validated or if a legal representative is waiting for them in Portugal.
Minors leaving Portugal

 Minors leaving Portugal not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian must present at border control a legally certified authorisation from their parents or legal guardians. 

For further details check the website of the Portuguese border authorities - SEF - Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras -

Minors with Brazilian nationality
Check the website of the Brazilian National Council of Justice, - Conselho Nacional de Justiça -  to find out everything you need for a minor to travel to Brazil or abroad.
  • A Minor Authorization Document will be requested from a Brazilian minor, with dual nationality, residing outside of Brazil;
  • It will have to be recognized at a Brazilian Consulate. Signature recognition by a Notary or Attorney or Country of residence is not accepted;
  • The same applies to minors with dual nationality travelling abroad from Brazil, that is, authorization recognized in a Brazilian Consulate is also required, with the same rules.
Minors with Italian nationality

Children under 14 years of age with an Italian passport cannot travel to and from Italy alone. 

If they are accompanied by someone other than their parents or legal guardian, they must have their own passport and the form "Dichiarazione di Accompagno (PDF, IT, 0.4MB)" duly filled out. 

This document must be signed by both parents (or legal guardians) in the presence of a police officer.
This document can be obtained at a local police station (Questura), but never at the airport police department. 
If living abroad, they must apply for it at an Italian embassy or consulate.

Minors with Spanish nationality
From September 1, 2019, new conditions for trips for unaccompanied minors enter into force.

Unaccompanied minors wishing to travel outside Spanish territory, in addition to having to present their DNI and Passport (the latter for trips outside the Schengen area), must be accompanied by the duly completed "Travel Authorization for Unaccompanied Minors", signed by both parents (or legal guardian).
This authorization must be recognized in the following facilities: National Police, Guardia Civil, Autonomous Communities Police, Notaries, and Alcaldías.

For more information, visit the Ministerio del Interior page here.
Minors with French nationality
Since January 15, 2017, a new regulation for minors of French nationality travelling outside of France has come into force.

This regulation requires minors (under 18) travelling unaccompanied to present an "autorisation de sortie de territoire" (authorization to leave the country) at the borders of France.

The original authorization must be presented along with the minor's identity document, as well as a copy of the identity document of the parent or guardian who signed the form.
This obligation is based on the French Decree: décret n° 2016-1483 du 2 novembre 2016


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