Antarctic Travel Requirements

During the 2022-23 season, Antarctica21 will operate trips starting or ending in different ports: Port Stanley, in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Ushuaia, in Argentina; and Punta Arenas, in Chile.

Travelers should review the Pre-Voyage Note applicable to their itinerary.

Antarctica21 Pre-Departure Information

Please find below the pre-voyage documents with final travel details and recommendations for passengers traveling on our 2022-23 season.

For fly-cruise voyages starting in Chile:

Pre-Voyage Note Chile

For cruises starting in Argentina:

Pre-Voyage Note Argentina


Antarctica21 Covid-19 Prevention Measures

While many of the restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic have now been lifted, Antarctica21 continues to work on offering travel experiences that are as safe as possible.

To participate in a 2022-23 Antarctica21 trip, guests must:

  • Meet the entry requirements of the countries visited during the itinerary.
  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. At least one booster dose is also recommended.
  • Complete Antarctica21’s participation form no later than 120 days prior to departure.
  • Purchase medical travel insurance, including emergency evacuation and Covid related events.

Our operational philosophy brings together rigorous analysis, robust protocols, and flexible procedures. By following the direction of health authorities and cruise industry guidelines, we have created the pre-voyage notes applicable to the 2022-23 season.


Entry Requirements

During the 2022-23 season, Antarctica21 will operate trips that start and/or end in Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Ushuaia in Argentina; and Punta Arenas in Chile.

Many of the travel restrictions that were in place during the pandemic have been lifted. Below is an overview of the entry requirements that are in place for each country as of the indicated date. Updates will be posted as needed should the entry requirements be relaxed further.


Entry Requirements for Chile

Requirements for International travelers who don’t reside permanently in Chile from October 1, 2022:

  • Travelers will have to present the Covid-19 vaccination certificate issued in their country when boarding a flight to Chile.
  • The form is no longer requested for entry.
  • Unvaccinated travelers can enter Chile by presenting a negative PCR test result dated less than 48 hours from departure. (However, note that Antarctica21 guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to join an Antarctica21 trip.)
  • Covid-19 Diagnostic tests will be carried out randomly at the entry point to Chile, only to Chilean residents.

Complete information is available in Chile.Travel.

Last update: September 23, 2022


Entry Requirements for Argentina

Requirements for international travelers who don’t reside permanently in Argentina:

  • The National Government announced that the electronic affidavit form will no longer be required by Migrations to enter or exit Argentina.
  • Medical Travel Insurance, including COVID-19 coverage, is recommended to travelers in case of hospitalization, isolation, and/or medical assistance is required.


  • Travelers with an incomplete vaccination scheme are recommended to undergo a diagnostic test within 24 hrs. of entering Argentina.
  • If a positive or suspected Covid-19 case is detected or reported at the entry point, a Contingency Plan will be activated.

Complete information is available at

Last update: October 3, 2022


Entry Requirements for the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

  • No Covid-19 related restrictions apply for entry into the Falkland Islands. No proof of vaccination nor a negative Covid test result is required for entry.
  • As of July 2, 2022, LATAM airlines has restarted its Saturday flights between Santiago / Punta Arenas and the Falkland Islands.
  • Travelers should note that airlines may request proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR / Antigen test as a condition for travel. Travelers should check directly with their carriers.

More information is available at

Last update: June 8, 2022

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