May 2021 licenses for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

(26 Jan 2021)

The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) has published CN1/2021, detailing key dates and vital information for those travel agents and tour operators whose licences expire on 30 April 2021

Licence holders are strongly advised to read CN1/2021 in full.

Applicants are reminded that all applications are dealt with on a date of receipt basis. Therefore, early submission is recommended. Please ensure that your application is fully submitted before midnight on 15 February 2021 to avoid levies. This means:

The Application Form submitted by email only to
Fee paid to CAR (by same day transfer if necessary) - the fee can only be paid by EFT and must be in CARs account on 15 February; and
Signed declaration received by CAR.

Please send by email only to

Date Stage
15 February 2021 Deadline for receipt of completed licence application at standard fee.
15 March 2021 Date CAR aims to issue decision-in-principle letters for completed applications made by 15 March 2021
16 April 2021 Deadline for receipt by CAR of applicant bonds for licence to be granted on 1 May 2021

Please be advised that the Commission’s secure on-line licensing system is unavailable.

If you are a repeat applicant and have not received an email from containing the application form and declaration sheet, please contact the Travel Trade team as soon as possible. 

Full text of CN1/2021

© 2022 Commission for Aviation Regulation
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