Spires and Ice, Trek Patagonia's Fitzroy & Paine
A valid passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity is required for entry into Chile. Visas are NOT currently required by UK citizens. The Chilean authorities impose an arrival tax which varies according to nationality. Currently there is no charge for UK citizens but other nationalities should check the cost of this arrival tax with the Chilean Embassy in their own country. Currently the charge is US$131 for US citizens, US$132 for Canadians, US$61 for Australians, and US$23 for Mexicans.
Note that many of our Chile trips also enter Argentina.
As of January 7 2013 Argentina are now charging USA, Canadian and Australian citizens a fee to enter the country from any entry point land, sea or plane. Citizens $160 a fee valid for 10 years, Canadian citizens $75 valid for one single entry, and Australian citizens $100 valid for 1 year. It is required that these fees are paid online PRIOR to arrival. For further details please visit: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/ and click on Pay your reciprocity rate in the left hand navigation bar. These figures are subject to change at any time.
Passengers intending to travel via the USA, please note the following:
Your passport must have a machine readable bar code if you are transiting through the US. You must complete an online application form to travel to, or transit through the USA.
Under the new Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), all travellers, including children, from the 27 countries under the US visa waiver programme will have to fill out an electronic travel authorization form online (esta.cbp.dhs.gov) prior to boarding any US-bound aircraft or ship. You can also use this site to check whether your country is part of the visa waiver scheme.
You will be required to answer questions about criminal records, communicable diseases, past history of visa revocation or deportation, and basic biographical data such as name, birth date and passport information. Changes in address and itinerary can be made online after the ESTA form has been first submitted.
You will not be allowed to board any US bound aircraft without completing the online ESTA form.
If you have a criminal record (including criminal driving offences), you will be required to obtain a visa in advance of entering or transiting the USA.
We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant commission in the case of recent alterations.Print Page