I just want to double check that as a UK citizen I don't need a visa for any of the countries I am visiting in South America.. Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile. I thought I had it tied down but someone has given me conflicitng information so I just want to be sure I don't rock up at the airport and get sent back home again
I didn't go to Peru, but I can confirm that a UK passport holder does not require a visa for Brazil, Chile, Argentina and even Paraguay (that's one most countries citizens do require a visa for). I am certain that you will not require a visa for Peru either, but I am not as certain about the countries up in the northern bit of the South American continent. Holding a UK passport in South America means you will not even be slugged with the entry fees that passport holders of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Mexico get slugged with when entering Chile.
You can check out the following link and that allows you to put what nationality you are, where you want to go and will tell you the visa requirements for anywhere in the world.
Im from Lincoln in UK and i went to Lima, Arequipa y Cusco in Peru last year and didnt need a visa for a 3 week stay, although on the outbound flight you will have to fill in a few sheets of paper with general details to hand into the Peruvian officials along with passport and just remember to keep hold of the stamped return sheet they will give you as you will need to show that to any hotel/hostel that you may stay in, as it just shows you have entered the country legally.....
I would imagine the same applies for Argentina, Bolivia, and so on