Visas Requirements for South America

Please note that visa requirements are subject to change and we recommend that you contact your embassy for the most up to date information. Visa procurement is solely the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours.

 

Argentina

UK, RSA and NZ  passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Argentina. AUS, USA and CAN passport holders do not require a visa, though you will need to pay a reciprocal entrance cost. Contact the embassy for further details.

 

Bolivia

UK passport holders do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. CAN, AUS and NZ passport holders do not need a visa for stays of up to 30 days. USA and RSA (South African) passport holders do require a visa.

 

Departure Tax: Please note there is a $USD25 departure tax when leaving Bolivia. This is sometimes included in the airfare. Please check with the airline before departure.

 

Brazil

UK, RSA and NZ  passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Brazil. AUS, USA and CAN passport holders do require a visa which must be obtained prior to departure. Contact the embassy for further details.

 

Chile

UK, USA, CAN, RSA, AUS, NZ  passport holders do not require a visa for entry to Chile. CAN, NZ, USA and AUS are required to pay a reciprocal fee. Please contact your embassy for current costs.

 

Ecuador

UK, USA, CAN, RSA, AUS, NZ  passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Ecuador.

 

Departure Tax: Please note there is a $USD25 departure tax when leaving Ecuador. This is sometimes included in the airfare. Please check with the airline before departure.

 

Paraguay

UK and RSA passport holders do not require a visa for entry to Paraguay. USA, CAN, AUS and NZ passport holders do require a visa. Please check with your embassy for further information.

 

Peru

UK, USA, CAN, RSA, AUS, NZ  passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Peru for stays of up to 90 days. 

 

Uruguay

UK, USA, CAN, RSA, AUS, NZ  passport holders do not require a visa for entry to Uruguay


Departure Tax: US$36 international or $17 if flying to Buenos Aires. 

 

 

NOTE: Whether entering by land or air, passports will be stamped and arrival cards completed on entry into each country. If you are issued with a Tourist Card please treat with care as it will need to be handed in on departure. Please ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity after your planned date of return from the South American Continent.

 

 

Information for US and Canadian Citizens

 

Obtaining A Passport

If you do not have a passport you can download instructions and an application form using the following links:

 

US passport service

http://www.americanpassport.com/Passport_Services

 

Canadian passport service

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/index.aspx?lang=eng

 

Please ensure you allow plenty of time to obtain a passport and visas before your tour departure date.

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