I have read that Timatic is widely used by many Airlines to check what document requirements passengers have to fulfil to board international flights.

The Demo link on Timatic web is broken but I remember having seen it working before but I was not able to understand any of the information it provided.

Can a passenger him/herself go through a Timatic request somewhere on web (for free) to see those requirements beforehand?

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Timatic is a paid service that airlines use. They offer a free trial, however the service is mostly meant for airlines and similar companies.

Timatic search for United Airlines is a good search, based on the Timatic database.

  • @ugoren Except that's the IATA Travel Centre, based on but not identical with Timatic. The travel centre sometimes has outdated info compared with Timatic
    – Crazydre
    Jul 18, 2017 at 10:58

If you look at the source code of the Wikipedia Timatic template, you can see how to manually construct a URL to a Timatic page given nationality, destination country, and many other parameters.

  • I like this answer the most. The only reason i didn't accept it is that the accepted one explains the concept more to a reader with no technical background, even though for me I'll use this solution Mar 3, 2017 at 7:38
  • @HankyPanky: The URL there uses KLM's account, and I believe it was directly accessible through a form on KLM's website as recently as 3 months ago. However, the KLM website seems to have switched to a new non-Timatic interface for travel documents now. That's why I referred to the Wikipedia template as it's the only way to get to Timatic now that I know of.
    – user102008
    Mar 4, 2017 at 1:25

They seem to have a consumer portal:


It's got a rather annoying captcha on it.

  • Thanks! That is a good find. This is a good option it asks for quite some details before producing a result Dec 13, 2017 at 7:48

And there are airline sites such as https://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/vendors/default.aspx?i=TIMATIC which supposedly use TIMATIC

also, There are some third-party visa agency sites such as https://www.travisa.com/


Another free gateway can be found at https://skyteam.traveldoc.aero/ this has the best interface I've seen in this field, allows adding connecting flights, visas, residence permits...

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