Requirements to travel to Antarctica

What are the requirements you need to be able to travel to Antarctica? – How do you travel to Antarctica

Antarctica, the White Continent is a truly unique place. From its phenomenal landscapes to its diverse wildlife, no other place on the planet comes close to its beauty.

And that’s not the only thing that makes it a special destination.

From a political point of view, did you know that it is the only continent on earth without an official government and without permanent residents?

That is because in 1959 a group of countries signed a treaty where today more than 40 nations recognize Antarctica as a continent without a homeland and destined for scientific research.

Visiting Antarctica is an experience that everyone should have at least once in their life.

Whether you like to ride with emperor penguins or kayak in the company of humpback whales, or maybe even climb one of the seven highest peaks in the world, there are many reasons to want to pack your bags and travel to Antarctica! !

Visa requirements

Antarctica does not belong to any government or jurisdiction, so visas are not required.

However, citizens of nations that have signed the Antarctic Treaty Environmental Protection Protocol (US, Canada, EU and Australia) must obtain prior permission before visiting.

Don’t worry though, as this is arranged through your licensed tour operator.

Travel insurance

To be able to embark on Antarctica, you will need a fairly comprehensive travel insurance, surely not enough with the one you use for your other trips.

It is important that your travel insurance covers an evacuation from the Antarctic continent and the city of Ushuaia .

We recommend that you check with your trusted insurer, we know that for example in Spain the insurance of the automobile club of Catalonia and Madrid includes it.

Affidavit of good health

In addition to the aforementioned travel insurance, the shipping company will ask you to sign an affidavit of your good health.

Be transparent with your statement, if you have or have had any illness, communicate it transparently.

They will not prevent you from traveling, but they do want to know the general health of the passengers.