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What South American Countries Do I Need A Visa For  
User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5103 times:

I am looking to take a miliage run when I am home on R&R in the states in July. I would like to go to South America, as to avoid jet lag, since I will cross the pond again 8 days later. I would like to go to Rio, but do not have time to get a visa. What other countries in South America do I have to have a visa as a US Citizen, to visit?
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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6737 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Quoting Mudboy (Thread starter):
What other countries in South America do I have to have a visa as a US Citizen, to visit?

A quick check suggests Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia need visas. The rest allow 90 days for tourist activities.

More detailed info here....

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html



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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 1):
More detailed info here....

Thanks for the response.


User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6737 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5072 times:

Quoting Mudboy (Reply 2):
Thanks for the response.

No problem... have a good trip.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

You don't need a visa for Chile but on arrival at SCL airport you have to pay a $131 "reciprocity fee" which is intended to approximately equal the visa fee citizens of Chile have to pay to visit the USA. Several other countries (Canada, Australia, Mexico, UK) are also subject to the reciprocity fee equal to their visa fees. I think the lowest is about $25 and the US fee is the highest. The fee for Canadians visiting Chile is $125.

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23022 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
You don't need a visa for Chile but on arrival at SCL airport you have to pay a $131 "reciprocity fee" which is intended to approximately equal the visa fee citizens of Chile have to pay to visit the USA.

Correct. Argentina now also charges a reciprocity fee for US citizens. I believe it's the same story as Chile ($131 and for EZE only). Of course, the really traveler who wants to get a few more Oneworld miles can avoid these fees by connecting into interior Argentina over SCL, thereby avoiding the fee at SCL by not entering Chile and the Argentina fee by not entering Argentina at EZE.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4950 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
Correct. Argentina now also charges a reciprocity fee for US citizens. I believe it's the same story as Chile ($131 and for EZE only). Of course, the really traveler who wants to get a few more Oneworld miles can avoid these fees by connecting into interior Argentina over SCL, thereby avoiding the fee at SCL by not entering Chile and the Argentina fee by not entering Argentina at EZE.

EZE is easy too in that you can just fly to MVD and hop over the border. That's what one of my friends just did. Said it worked like a charm.


User currently offlineDFW36L From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 89 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4922 times:

I went to EZE on June 5th and the "reciprocity fee" is now $140 USD. You get a sticker in your passport where it's good for 10 years. Buenos Aires was a great city to visit, and it was also nice to cool off from this Texas heat.

Matt



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