Advanced passenger information (API)
What is API?Understand what API is and how it will affect your travel arrangements to other countries outside the EU
What is API?
The Advance Passenger Information or API was established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. APIS provides a limited number of data elements (identification details from the passport and basic flight information) from commercial airlines to the computer system of the destination state.
When travelling to or from certain countries, passengers are required to provide advance passenger information (API) before they check in or they will be unable to fly.
Do I need to supply API information before I fly?
When travelling to or from certain countries, passengers are required to provide advance passenger information (API) before they check in or they will be unable to fly. These countries include:
Antigua Grenada Russian Federation Australia India Saint Lucia Barbados Ireland Spain Canada Jamaica Taiwan China Japan Trinidad & Tobago Costa Rica Maldives Trinidad & Tobago Cuba Mexico United Kingdom Dominican Republic Republic of Korea USA
How can I enter my API information?
API information can be added on the airline’s website using the reference found on your e-ticket under ‘airline info’, please check if the destination you are travelling to requires API information.
If there is more than one airline do I need to add API with both airlines?
Yes - you will need to add your APIS for all the airlines you are flying with