Seeing if anyone knows entry costs to some countries in south america for United states citizens?
Anyone know what the entry costs for:
any info would help thanks much! Reply to this
For Chile, US$131 if flying in to the international airport from another country but not at other airports, land borders or by sea. This amount will rise at some point to US$140 as the USA now charges that for a visa application. Good for the life of the passport.
For Argentina: US$140 if flying into Ezeiza international airport from another country, not at land borders or other airports. Good for 10 years even in an expired passport. Note that Aeroparque airport in Buenos Aires will be closed mid October to mid December and flights will be going into Ezeiza. This might mean that you would normally avoid the fee by flying into Aeroparque from another country but may have to pay the fee if your flight is diverted to Ezeiza because of the closure. Most airlines don't have firm official information on the closure and it may not show on websites.
I am not positive about the others, but the cost generally reflects what the US charges for a visa application. Bolivia should therefore be about the same but has other requirements even if you get your visa upon entry. For Chile and Argentina you just pay the reciprocity fee on entry and there are no other requirements. The first three I do not know but I don't think they charge.
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awesome Fiona! thanks so much for the info!
I should have added I won't be flying into any of these airports, just entering via land in all except colombia where I'll take the boat in
thanks again Fiona! Mucho appreciated! lol Reply to this
OK. Just check the requirements for Bolivia even if entering by land as they charge you at any entry point and they ask for other things which they may (or may not) look at. Check Yellow Fever requirements too. What an awesome trip! Lucky you. Reply to this
For Peru, no entry cost. Leaving Peru by air you have to pay a departure tax of US$31.
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thanks Hendrik! yea just flying into colombia then buses into the other countries...thanks for the info! Reply to this
The land fee into Boliva is $135 for U.S. passports holders. Reply to this
Chile is now $140 for US citizens. It is for a visa that lasts the life of your passport, so really not bad if you intend to go back a lot. Of course if you are there for a one time stint it is pricey! Reply to this
Again, the Chile fee is only collected if flying into the airport in Santiago. No other airport or land border. Reply to this
Argentina has now imposed a $131 visa fee for US tourists Reply to this