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1. Posted by Ed83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 9y

Im flying into Chile soon on a 1 way ticket. I have no plans and am going to spend a few months travelling round. Do any of the countries have issues with not having onward tickets?

Thanks, Ed

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Probably not. The concern is to ensure that you aren't coming into the country to stay and starting to drain their resources. If you can prove that you have the means to support yourself (i.e. a credit card), you'll probably be fine. In all reality, it's unlikely that anyone will ask you to prove you have an on-ward ticket or the means to support yourself. They never asked me for any of that.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Officially, all of them require you to have proof of onward journey as far as I know.

Unofficially, this becoming an issue is highly unlikely :)

4. Posted by El Boot (Full Member 106 posts) 9y

im flying from london to argentina in a few months and was told to have an onward flight booked before i arrive..

i have an onward flight to oz booked a few months later but was told that the flight has to be within 90 days...

is this necessary?

5. Posted by kiwiandrea (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Im pretty sure youll all be fine. The chances of them requesting an onward ticket are very very slim. I flew into Brazil (apparently the strictest country in South America for onward tickets) really worried about the same thing since I didnt have an onward ticket, but it was no problem at all. I didnt get asked any questions other than for my yellow fever vaccination card.

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

You wont have any problems I think. I was never asked for proof of an onward ticket anywhere in South America. :)