Pre-departure Checklist (some need to know info before you go) – South America

Visa Requirements:

  • Need extra passport photos
  • Carry extra cash for payment of visas

Argentina

  • Make extra copies of passport for the crossing of the border to see the Iguazu waterfall
  • No visa, just tourist card
  • $160 Reciprocal Fee
  • Must pay online, print and present to immigration upon arrival (https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/)

Bolivia

  • Obtain visa either in advance or upon arrival in Bolivia
  • $135 and yellow fever vaccination required (must bring enough cash)
    Los Angeles Consulate
    3701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1065
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    http://boliviala.org/us-citizen-visa-requirements/

Brazil

  • $160 for a visa, must be obtained at the Brazilian consulate in the United States
  • Do not lose your emigration permit
    Los Angeles Consulate
    8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 711
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Phone: (323) 651-2664
    Fax: (323) 651-1274
    Website: http://losangeles.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/
    http://losangeles.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/tourism_visa.xml

Chile

  • No visa required

Columbia

  • No visa requirement
  • Stamp only but double check for common errors

Ecuador

  • Valid passport required, must keep embarkation/disembarkation card

Paraguay

  • Must obtain a visa beforehand if not arriving at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport ($160) – credit cards not accepted at the Airport
  • Go to consulate for Paraguay if unsure about flying into the international airport
    (http://www.embaparusa.gov.py/v2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1290&Itemid=618)
    Los Angeles Consulate
    9841 Airport Boulevard,Suite 820
    Los Angeles, CA90045
    Tel.: 310 417 9500
    Fax: 310 417 9520

Peru

  • No visa necessary, tourist card upon entry (keep card for departure)

Uruguay

  • No visa required

Venezuela

  • No visa required

Vaccinations

  • Routine Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever (Bolivia)

Some countries may require:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies

Valuable Resource: http://www.cdc.gov/

 

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