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New boarding rule for unaccompanied minors under 16 years old on trips in Brazil

The ECA (Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente) was modified by Law 13812/2019 which is valid from 03/18/2019 and provides, among other measures, the need for travel authorizations for boarding of unaccompanied minors under 16 years old (the previous rule was for children under 12 years old). Please pay attention to the new rule detailed in Article 83:

No child or teenager under 16 (sixteen) years old may travel outside of the county where it resides unaccompanied by its parents or legal guardians without granted judicial authorization. (As written in Law 13812, of 2019)

1. Authorization will not be needed when:

a) the county of residence of the child or teenager under 16 (sixteen) years old is in the same Federation unit, or in the same metropolitan area; (as written in Law 13812, of 2019)

b) the child or teenager under 16 (sixteen) years old is accompanied: (As written in Law 13812, of 2019)

1) of parent or related adult, up to the third degree, with document that proves such relation;

2) of an adult, upon expressed authorization of the father, mother or guardian.

2º The judicial authorities will be able to, if asked by parents or guardian, concede an authorization valid for two years.

According to the rules established by Resolution 295 of the CNJ (National Council of Justice), of 09/13/2019, no court authorization will be required when:


a) the child or adolescent under the age of 16 travels unaccompanied as long as it is expressly authorized by either of its parents or legal guardian, by means of a public deed or a private document with notarized signature for authenticity

b) the child or adolescent under the age of 16 presents a valid passport with express authorization to travel abroad unaccompanied.

Check out prices and rules:

Age Availability Price
Minors between 0 and 4 years old Cannot travel unaccompanied -
Minors between 5 and 11 years old Required service USD 70,00 / EUR 45,00
Minors between 12 and 16 years old Free service -

See the rules:

  • Prices applied per leg and per child/teenager
  • It is mandatory to present the documentation required by ECA (Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente) for minors between 5 and 16 years old incomplete.

Notes:

ANAC offers a form on its website, with an optional template of authorization to be used by parents or legal guardian for children or teenagers under 16 years old traveling domestically accompanied by an adult. At the age of 16, in domestic flights, boarding is allowed without the need of an authorization. Access the form template provided by ANAC, where they must be presented in two original ways.

We want to see you on board, so please keep in mind:

For boarding of an unaccompanied minor, it is necessary to fill out a form (click here to download it), besides having the mandatory authorization. The form must be filled in 2 original copies for boarding both the outbound and the return flight. These must be delivered at the time of check-in at the airport along with the remaining requested documents.
Notes: We do not accept authenticated copies, plain copies, and electronically filled templates.

Available only at Azul Center 11 4003-1118 and at the airport.
*In accordance with the Statute of the Child and Adolescent, section 3, article 83.

You can check extra luggage for an additional cost through our digital channels or at the airport check-in counter. However, please note, if the weight of each piece of luggage exceeds 23 kg or the maximum dimensions allowed of 158 cm (sum of all sides), a flat fee will be charged for excess luggage.

It is very close to your flight so you can only buy baggage directly at the airport.