Travel Requirements for Antarctica
Antarctica Tourist Visas Info
Travelers do not need a visa to visit Antarctica, however, most cruises to Antarctica depart from Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile.
Citizens of Canda and Australia need to pay a reciprocity fee online, prior to arriving in Argentina. This is a requirement for all entry points into Argentina and must be attended to before boarding a flight or crossing the border. As of March 24, 2016, United States citizens do not need to pay a reciprocity fee and can enter the country for a maximum of 90 days. Always check with your local consulate prior to traveling, as these visa and reciprocity requirements can change.
Citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada and the European Union do not need a tourist visa to enter Chile. Please always check with your local consulate before traveling as visa requirements can change. Citizens of Australia, Canada and Mexico will need to pay a reciprocity fee when arriving at the Santiago International Airport. Upon entry in Chile, all travelers will receive a tourist travel card valid for up to 90 days; always keep this card with you in your passport. Check out our Chile Travel Visa Requirements for more details.
Please note before making arrangements to visit Antarctica; you must have 6 months validity on your passport to enter the continent.