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What do you need to know about travelling to South America in 2022?

 

International travel is back! However, it can be hard to stay on top of each country's travel requirements, whether you're off to explore South America or are flying into Ushuaia, Argentina before your Antarctica cruise.

This South America travel guide is kept up-to-date on all of the travel requirements for each country, making it easy to understand what's needed as you prepare for your trip.

Of course, country entry requirements and the situation with COVID-19 can change quickly. You can also find the most current travel requirements on smarttraveller.com.au or the relevant body for your home country. 

If you have any questions about the travel requirements for your trip, our Destination Specialists are happy to help. 

South America Tourism Update: Guide To International Travel Restrictions

COVID cases across South America have been declining for months, and tourism is back. Many countries have reopened their borders to international travellers, whilst others are in the final stages of reopening. Our local ground operations unpack the current travel restrictions.

Central America Tourism Update: Guide To International Travel Restrictions

Tourism across Central America remains largely open to international travellers - COVID case numbers and travel restrictions vary. Some parts of Central America have been hit particularly hard during the pandemic. However, there are signs the worst of the outbreak is behind them.

Chile Tourism Update: November 2021

From November 1, 2021, Chile will reopen its borders to international tourism. International travellers can once again explore the incredible diverse regions of Chile. Chile has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, and case numbers have remained low for several months.

Argentina Tourism Update: April 2022

Argentina is a must-visit destination packed full of incredible highlights. Argentina reopened its borders to international tourism and have now removed most entry requirements. International travellers can once again explore its diverse regions, unique culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Ecuador Tourism Update: April 2022

Ecuador tourism is bouncing back. Resilient local operators, supportive government initiatives, and dropping COVID case numbers have all led to travellers returning to this iconic destination. After a difficult couple of years, the future for Ecuador’s tourism sector looks bright.

Brazil - After riding a pandemic tidal wave, things are finally looking up!

Vaccinations are accelerating through the population and whilst not yet at pre pandemic levels, international tourism in Brazil is rebounding and welcoming travellers from the US and Europe! With tourism a critical element to income, international tourists have been welcomed back with open arms.

Peru - The borders are open and the tourists are coming back!

The sheer volume of US tourists to Peru is testament to the improved health of Peru’s citizens and ongoing protocols to protect the safety of all visitors and communities. Despite the borders being open now since March 2021, cases have fallen to the lowest levels since the pandemic began.

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