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Required travel documents

Remember that a passport is required for all international flights. Please make sure you check the regulations or immigration requirements every time you make an international trip, as these regulations are constantly changing.

Please note that it is your responsibility to hold all entry, departure and health documents and any other document required by the destination country. If you're not sure what the immigration requirements are, we recommend you check with the consulate / embassy of the destination country before purchasing the ticket.

We invite you to use this tool to see all the information about the passport, visa and health requirements for international journeys. Go to the IATA Travel Centre, and travel relaxed, safe in the knowledge you have all the correct documentation.

From/To United States

For all your journeys to and from, or within, the United States territory, your reservation must contain the exact information displayed on your passport. From November 1, 2010, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) requires that all reservations include:

  • Names and surnames exactly as they appear in your passport.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Gender.

During screening for boarding at the departure airport, the TSA will determine in real-time, whether the registered information matches the reservation information and if it fulfills the required conditions.

If the information is not the same the United States TSA will deny access to air service, regardless of the airline.

Authorities and airlines have mechanisms that ensure the privacy of your personal information. For more information please visit www.tsa.gov

Passengers in transit without a Visa

Some countries allow Passengers to transit without a visa (Transit Without Visa TWOV) when due to their flight schedule they have to transit or stop in a country on the way to their destination country.

If you have to stop in a country where you are not a citizen for transit purposes, remember to always take:

  • All required travel documentation for your transit and destination country.
  • The ticket to your final desired destination or a return ticket back to where you started your journey.
  • Sufficient funds or a credit card in case you have to buy another ticket.
  • Valid ID document.
  • Visa for your final desired destination or previously issued valid entry authorization.


  • All Passengers in transit without Visa (TWOV) must have their connecting flight(s) and ticket confirmed.
  • Passengers in transit cannot volunteer to give up their seat if the flight has been oversold.
  • The Passenger’s complete journey, including all segments/legs, must be in one ticket.
  • In Mexico, a charge of USD 75* is payable. Minors are the only exception to this rule as the airline must provide an unaccompanied minors service.


  • Not applicable to the US.
  • Does not apply to Passengers with discounted tickets and/or tickets subject to availability.
  • Does not apply to Passengers that have to spend the night in Mexico.

* Applies to flights from April 9, 2012.

Information about insecticide treatment in Passenger cabins

Some countries require airlines to use insecticides in Passenger cabins. To see the list of countries please go to: http://ostpxweb.dot.gov.

Department of Transportation Aviation Consumer Protection Division

Aviation Consumer Protection Division, C-75
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Information to Passengers from/to Brazil

Please note that according to the provisions of Resolution 2524/98 of the Central Bank of Brazil, we report that passengers entering or leaving the country with currency or money instruments equal to or greater than BRL 10,000 (in cash, checks, travelers checks or the equivalent in other currencies) must declare this to the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service.

Have you got all your documents ready? Now get ready to enjoy the experience of flying with Avianca!