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no birth certificate for newborn

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I am due to travel in August, I recently gave birth and due to COVID the birth certificate administration is backed-up. I know southwest is strict about proving that your child is under the age of 2, without a birth certificate or a passport can immunization record be considered? I have been on hold with southwest customer service for a while due to long hold times, so i hope someone has any insite.


Re: no birth certificate for newborn

Top Contributor

Immunization records should be enough.

Re: no birth certificate for newborn

Top Contributor

Southwest is actually quite a bit more flexible now and allows check-in of a lap child via a kiosk at the airport and may not ask for age verification if the child is obviously younger than 2.