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Travelling
with kids

Get ready to travel with your kids by planning what you’ll need, packing carefully and applying for passport and visas. Lots of families travel with Jetstar, we’re here to help with all the things that make your journey easier.

Packing and baggage

Please check your carry-on baggage allowance carefully because these limits have changed.

Infants up to two years old not occupying a seat are not entitled to a carry-on or checked baggage allowance. Any baby food and items required for use in-flight may be carried as part of the accompanying adult’s carry-on baggage allowance. If a seat has been booked for an infant, you can bring an approved infant car seat on board in addition to your carry-on baggage allowance.

We’re flexible with your checked baggage allowance, so you can add what you need before you fly, depending on your destination and what your family likes to do. Fees apply.

Baby accessories such as strollers, portacots, and high chairs may be checked in free of charge, in addition to the checked baggage allowance.

Getting ready to travel

Get to know your destination – New sights, tastes and experiences can start before you’ve even left home. Introduce your child to your destination with movies, maps or planning activities. 

Meals and snacks – Bring food for your child in your carry-on baggage. There is light food available for purchase on all Jetstar flights, but for most international flights meals are only available if purchased beforehand. Pre-purchase meals at manage booking.

Contact details – Give your child an easy way to get in touch or find where you’re staying in case you become separated. A business card usually works best.

Plan for emergencies – Give your child plan of action in case you become separated. Perhaps they could ask an official or another parent for help.

Paperwork

Each country has different paperwork requirements for travellers. It’s best to prepare before your trip as some visas, passports and vaccinations can take time.  

Travel visas – For some of our destinations you’ll need to arrange a visa before you travel. Contact the embassy or consulate of your destination for requirements and processing timelines.

Passports – For international travel, everybody needs a passport. If you’re an Australian citizen arrange your child’s passport with the Australian Government passport office.

Travel insurance – Tailor your family’s insurance to include just the cover you need. Jetstar offers travel insurance with AIG.

Vaccinations – For some of our destinations we recommend that you arrange travel vaccinations. You may be required to have some vaccinations to enter the country. For up to date details see the Australian Government’s travel advice.

Foreign currency – For the best rates it’s often better to arrange currency exchange before you travel. Be aware that different rates may mean you’ll spend more with some companies. 

Consent forms – Some countries require that if you’re travelling alone with a child under 18 you’ll need a consent form signed by the child’s parent or guardian. It even applies if you are the child’s parent or guardian. Contact the embassy or consulate of your destination.

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