You must present one of the following forms of identification to board a Flybe aircraft. All identifications are photographic unless stated otherwise.
All passengers on international flights must be in possession of a valid passport and, where required, a valid visa. Citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland may travel within Europe on presentation of their valid National Identity Card, passport card.
Please see below for full list of EU & EEA countries.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The European Economic Area (EEA) includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Children who are not included on their parent's UK passport will require their own valid passport for travel abroad.
Republic of Ireland travel
British and Irish citizens must have a form of photographic ID which proves their nationality/citizenship for immigration purposes e.g. a valid passport or full/provisional photographic driving licence.
British and Irish citizens under the age of 18 do not need a passport when travelling with a parent or guardian but it is highly recommended that they have one. Without a passport, the parent/guardian must be able to prove the relationship with the child, showing birth certificate, marriage certificate etc.
A child of any other nationality must hold a passport which is covered for the period of intended stay.
Domestic travel - all must be photographic unless otherwise stated
- A valid passport
- An expired passport (domestic flights only up to two years after expiry)
- Valid EU or Swiss national identity card
- Valid driving licence (Full or Provisional are accepted)
- Valid armed forces identity card
- Valid police warrant card/badge
- Valid airport employees security identity pass
- A child on parent’ s passport is an acceptable form of ID
- CitizenCard or Civillian Card
- Valid firearm certificate
- Valid Government-issued identity card
- NHS SMART card
- Electoral identity card
- NUS card (National Union of Students)
- University/college ID card
- Company ID card of nationally recognised company
- Council issued bus pass
- Pension book (the only acceptable form of non-photographic identification)
- Young Scot card
- Disabled badges which have a photograph of the holder
- Certificate of Competency issued by the Government (domestic routes only, must be photographic)
- VALIDATE UK PASS photographic proof of age cards
Children and domestic travel
Children under the age of 16 do not need to show ID on domestic routes. The adult they are travelling with can vouch for the infant's/child's identification, providing the relevant photo ID is shown (by the adult). On International routes a passport will be required.
If the child is traveling unaccompanied and aged between 12-16 years, they will be required to produce photographic ID.
Flybe is legally responsible for ensuring children over the age of one-year-364-days do not travel on the lap of another passenger. When travelling with an infant on a domestic route, therefore, please ensure you bring either a birth certificate or passport to prove date of birth. On International routes a passport will be required.
You can apply for a Citizen card online at http://www.citizencard.com/.
Spanish children under 18 years
Children under 18 travelling without their parents/legal guardians, and with an ID card, must have a form of written authorisation to travel from their parents.
Children must collect the form from their local police station and present it with their ID card at check-in and passport control. Children without this form will be refused travel by passport control.
Children travelling with a valid passport do not require a consent form as a passport acts as parental authority.
The form is required for both international and domestic flights.
Children travelling on Flybe international flights must have either a valid ID card or a passport along with all other necessary documents.
French Children under 18 years
French children under 18, travelling to the UK can travel with their passport or their Identity Card.
The child - whether accompanied or not - can travel abroad with either:
- A valid National Identity Card, only for E.U. countries, the Schengen Area and Switzerland or
- A valid passport
On 15th January 2017 a new regulation will enter into force for minors of French citizenship traveling out of France. This regulation imposes minors (below 18 years old) travelling unaccompanied to present an “autorisation de sortie de territoire” (authorization to exit the country) at the exit border controls in France. The original form of the authorization shall be presented together with the identity document of the minors as well as a copy of identity document of the parent who signed the form.
This obligation is based on the french decree : décret n° 2016-1483 du 2 novembre 2016
Please see below the communication published by the French authorities. A link to the form for the authorization can be found here: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1359
Airlines and travel agencies are invited to inform their passengers of this new requirement. There is however no obligation created on the air carriers to verify the authorization before check-in. The controls will be done directly at the exit border controls at French airports
Portuguese children under 18 years
Portuguese nationals and alien residents under 18 years leaving or re-entering Portugal unaccompanied by their father, mother or legal guardian need a travel authorisation. This travel authorisation must be signed by the father, mother or legal guardian; and the signature is notarised if the father, mother or legal guardian reside in Portugal; or the signature is authenticated by a Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country where the father, mother or legal guardian reside.
This travel authorisation is also required when minors that are accompanied by a person other than their father, mother or legal guardian. In such cases the travel authorisation must also clearly show the name of the accompanying person.
Foreign minors under 18 years of age and travelling alone may be refused entry if they do not have anyone in Portugal taking responsibility for their stay.