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IATA Timatic is the industry standard used by airlines and travel agents to verify passengers travel document requirements for their destination and any transit points. Airlines use this information to ensure their customers are compliant with border control rules and regulations. Timatic delivers personalized information based on the passenger's destination, transit points, nationality, travel document, residence country etc. 

The key benefit of Timatic is the ability to reduce fines imposed by immigration departments for passengers who are carried with improper or insufficient travel documentation. These fines can be in the thousands of dollars per instance and can soon add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars! Informing passengers of information such as how long their passport needs to be valid, or if they need a visa provides passengers with a valuable service. This will help avoid delays or disruption during the check-in process and a hassle free travel experience. 

Benefits of Timatic

The key benefit of Timatic is the ability to reduce fines from the immigration department due to inadmissible passengers.  Make sure your passenger is carrying the correct travel documentation. No delay or disruption during the check-in process and a hassle free travel experience, when passengers consult Timatic for their travel documentation requirements at the time of booking.

Timatic features:

  • Passport requirements and recommendations
  • Visa requirements and recommendations
  • Health requirements and recommendations
  • Airport tax to be paid by the traveler at either departure or arrival airport
  • Customs regulations relating to import/export of goods and small pets by a passenger
  • Currency regulations relating to import and export by a passenger
  • Latest News on key regulation changes

Timatic is a mainframe application and is accessed via airline reservation or departure control systems. It can also be accessed by airlines and travel agents via most GDS systems.

TimaticWeb 2

TimaticWeb 2 is a web-based version of Timatic which can also be integrated into airline, travel agent and other travel related sites. An XML application interface is also available which enables airlines to integrate Timatic into departure control and other operational systems.

More Information

For more information on using Timatic please download this User Guide (pdf).

To order or for more information on any of the Timatic range of products please call +31 20 403 7990 or +31 20 403 7991. You can also e-mail us at

Training Course

Documentation Control and Passenger Assessment. Get practical knowledge and tools about travel documents required prior boarding, recognize potentially disruptive passengers, prevent delays and avoid penalties due to inadmissible passengers.


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