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Antarctica Visa and Passport Requirements

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Since no country owns Antarctica, no visa is required. However, the countries that signed the Antarctic Treaty's Protocol on Environment Protection require that visitors from those countries (including the USA, Canada, EU and Australia) need permission. This is nearly always through tour operators.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators in the USA

Telephone: (401) 272 2152.
Address: Box 302, 11 South Angell Street, Providence, 02906,
Opening times:

British Antarctic Survey in the UK

Telephone: (01223) 221 400.
Address: Madingley Road, High Cross, Cambridge, CB3 0ET,
Opening times:
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