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1. Posted by emilybrit (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

Hey.. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice or let me know where I can find information for visa requirements in Central/South america.
Me and my boyf are both UK passport holders so we're just wondering which countries we'll need visas for out of the following:

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Hondurus, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Colombia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina & Brazil.

Thanks :)

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

I can only help you with some of the countries. For Colombia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina & Brazil you can tourist visas stamped onto your passports on arrival in each country , either in the airport or at the borders, you shouldn't have to pay anything for these visas.....

to find advise on the various countries you should check out the consulate websites

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

i had a bit of time on my hands so here is some links to the consulates, you can also get their numbers if you need to double check with them

Colombia - http://www.colombianconsulate.co.uk/#uno
Brasil - http://www.brazil.org.uk/tourism/visasvaccinations.html

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Although I am not 100% sure, simply because I didn't check it and I haven't been to all of the countries you mentioned, I am pretty sure that what Rraven says about Bolivia, Brazil etc. applies to the other countries as well. And should you need a visa, you can get one upon arrival at the airport or border. Latin America, unlike most of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, is pretty easygoing regarding visas.
Still, things can always change though and there might be other regulations for example for US pasport holders.

[ Edit: Edited on May 27, 2008, at 11:37 AM by Utrecht ]

5. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 8y

When we visited Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil it was just a stamp in our passport, no charges at all to be paid for British passport holders. I can't remember how many days we got (I remember Argentina was 90 days) on arrival.

Depending on where you are coming from though the Immigration/Customs/Health in each country (not really sure who!) may want to see a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, for example going to Brazil from Bolivia. If you don't have one we heard that they insist on a vaccination on the spot.

Can't help with Central America visa stamps.

6. Posted by emilybrit (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

Thank u so much for your replies, thats a great help. I think we're pretty much ok to get visas on arrival.. oh the joys of having a british passport :)

Thanks again, em x

7. Posted by vikas m (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Well, you are indeed lucky to have a british passpost!
I am an Indian by nationality and I have to get visas of all the countries i am planning to visit in SA..and i wonder if the officers in consulate are out of their minds or derive some kind of pleasure by making it difficult for some people.
I am being asked for all hotel reservation..flight tickets.When I told the chile embasssy that I would be going in and out of chile by bus they wanted a bus ticket...and hotel reservation of each day u spend there...i thought there is something called freedom and flexibility while you travel..
My research on booking a bus ticket online from didnt bear fruit. Same with argentina embassy...

Looks like things havn't got much easier since Mr.Christopher's time !!
lets hope things get easier for geniune travellers!

vikas