Using the Timatic CLI Mainframe application – IATA

A pdf document can be found on > timatic

The document explains to the users the latest Timatic software development and Timatic structure.

A redeveloped Timatic is to ensure the consistency making it simpler for check-in agents to understand the answers given, since the relevant details will consistently be shown in the same sequence and place.

Timatic structure

Basic Principles

Timatic database contains information retrievable by query response transactions. Possible types of queries are:

  • Full Text
  • Specific Database
  • Miscellaneous

Full Text

This query returns an entire, up-to-date display of the subject requested. This subject could be described by country and section and/ or subsection. (Shall be explained separately)

Specific Database

This query returns a tailor-made response to an itinerary-specific query, based on passenger’s nationality, destination and embarkation points, transit, and country (ies) stayed in the last 6 days. Health information is a section of Specific Database. Can be seen in the pdf document.


Miscellaneous queries comprise of News, Rules (“Terms & Definitions”) Group lists and City/Country code tables.

Source: > timatic