Kids in Tow? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Planning a family trip to South Africa or Brazil? Or perhaps you’re setting sail on a cruise with your little ones? Buckle up, because there are some important regulations you need to be aware of!

 

South Africa & Brazil: Paperwork Galore!

To curb child trafficking, South Africa and Brazil have ramped up their travel requirements. It’s not just about having passports anymore. Here’s your checklist to avoid any last-minute surprises:

  1. Passports: Naturally, everyone needs one, even the tiniest traveller.
  2. Unabridged Birth Certificate: This detailed birth certificate includes the names of both parents. Make sure to have it handy.
  3. Signed Affidavit by Both Parents: Yes, both parents need to give their nod of approval. Think of it as a notarized “permission slip” for international travel. Don’t worry, this isn’t just another piece of paper to lose in the airport. It’s a crucial step to keep your trip running smoothly!

 

Cruising with Kids: Smooth Sailing or Rocking the Boat?

Cruising with kids can be an adventure of a lifetime—or a logistical nightmare if you’re not prepared. If you’re a single parent or a guardian taking the kiddos on a cruise, you need to prove that the other parent (or parents) are on board with the idea (pun absolutely intended). Here’s what you need:

  1. Proof of Approval: This might be a letter or an official document, but make sure it’s clear and properly signed. Otherwise, you might be stuck on the dock waving goodbye instead of sailing away.

 

 

So, gather your documents, double-check your lists, and get ready to make some incredible memories with your kids. And remember, the only thing more challenging than these requirements is getting sand out of their shoes after a beach day. Happy travels!

 

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!