Travelling with babies

If you are travelling with a baby, please take into consideration the following recommendations:

  • Babies can fly from 48 hours after their birth onwards. However, it is recommended that they do not fly until one week after their birth for short flights and at least three weeks for long-haul flights.
  • In general, it is a good idea to inform the airline you are travelling with in advance, especially if you are going to need a special seat for your baby.
  • Babies may travel throughout Spanish territory without documentation. However, some companies request to see the Family Record Book registration, in accordance with their internal policies. We recommend that you contact your airline to confirm the documentation that you may need.
  • In order to travel outside of Spain, all passengers will need their DNI documents for European flights (Schengen zone) and their passports (and visas if the country of destination so requires) for international flights and those to non-Schengen countries in Europe.
  • The dry and pressurised air in the airport cabin may upset or dehydrate your baby. It is therefore recommended that your baby drinks frequently before and during the flight.
  • During times of take-off and landing, it is recommended that you keep your baby calm, as these times may cause them stress.
  • You are entitled to travel with hand luggage for your baby, meaning that you can travel with your own hand luggage and that of your baby.
  • The liquid products (for toilet, food, medication,...) that your baby will need while travelling (outbound flight, stay and return flight) are regulated by regulations for travelling with liquids.
  • You may need to open these items to the staff at the security checkpoints, and we therefore recommend that you pack them in containers that can be reclosed.