Minors travelling alone

Children aged 12 or above are usually allowed to travel alone. If required, airport and airline staff will make sure that the trip is stress-free and smooth for your child.

NB! Different airlines may have different policies about minors travelling alone, so please check with your airline before booking the ticket.

Most airlines provide an Unaccompanied Minor Service (UMNR) where the airline will take responsibility for a child aged 5-11 boarding the aircraft and being delivered to the destination. If you would like to use the UMNR service, please notify your airline well in advance. For most countries, written parental consent containing the travel details (when, from where and where to the child travels, parental information and contact details) is sufficient for a child travelling alone. However, there are countries that require notarised parental consent from both parents. Should you have any doubts, please review the immigration requirements of your destination countries.

Tartu Airport offers the Unaccompanied Minor Service for Finnair flights that are operated by Finnair and/or Norra (identified by an AY code on the ticket). Finnair will take responsibility of children aged 5 to 11 for the duration of the journey starting in the departure terminal and ending at the destination airport. If your child is 15 years old or younger and travelling alone to or from United States, you will need to book a special “minor travelling alone” ticket.

The UMNR service is available but not mandatory for teenagers aged 12-17 travelling alone.

Finnair allows children aged 5 to 11 to travel without an unaccompanied minor booking if they are travelling with a family member (16 years old or older) or with an adult (18 years or older) who has been appointed and authorized by the legal guardian of the child.

Additional information about travelling with children is available at the homepage of Ministry of Foreign affairs.