Travel Visas and Passport Information for Latin America

Travel Visas and Passport Information

A current, valid passport is required to travel to any Latin American country from the United States, Europe, Australasia and Africa.

The passport must remain valid for a further six months upon returning to your home country.

Travellers who do not ensure that their travel documents are valid and in good condition may be refused entry to the country they are visiting.

Travel Visas (Short Term Visas)

    Latin America
  • Argentina For stays of up to 90 days, U.S., Canadian and European passport holders* do not require a visa
  • Bolivia European passport holders* do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. US passport holders require a tourist visa which is valid for 5 years from the date of issue and allows access up to 3 times per year for a total of 90 days. Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days. An onward or return ticket is required
  • Chile European* and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Canadians must have a tourist card which the airline provides. U.S. passport holders require a multi use visa which is valid for up to 90 days at a time
  • Costa Rica European passport holders* do not require a visa for stays up to 30 days. Canadian and U.S. passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. An onward or return ticket is required
  • Cuba European passport holders* require a tourist card. U.S. passport holders require a visa. Canadian passport holders require a visa or tourist card. Visitors require medical insurance
  • Dominican Republic European passport holders* do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Canadian passport holders require a tourist card for stays of up to 30 days. U.S. passport holders require a visa or tourist card for stays of up to 60 days. An onward or return ticket is required
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  • Ecuador European*, U.S. and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. An onward or return ticket is required
  • Guatemala European*, U.S. and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days
  • Mexico European passport holders* do not require a visa for stays of up to 180 days. U.S. and Canadian passport holders must complete a tourist card at their entry point
  • Peru European*, U.S. and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 180 days

Check with the consulate or embassy of the country you plan to visit to ensure that you have your paperwork in order prior to your visit as laws and regulations may and do change.

Many Latin American countries require that you are able to identify yourself so you may need to keep your passport with you at all times.

* European passport holders - most European countries