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Before you board

Australis sails in both Chilean and Argentine waters and makes landings in both territories. At the time of embarkation, it is essential for each passenger to have all the necessary documentation including passport, entry visa (if required) and proof that a reciprocity fee has been paid (if required).

 

Entry Visas



Visa and/or passport requirements vary according each passenger's nationality. Before your trip, we recommend verifying the information with the Chilean and Argentine consulates in your country of residence or origin. Each person is responsible for bringing the necessary documents to enter Chile and Argentina. The required documents must be presented at check-in, otherwise you will NOT be able to embark on the cruise.

In this link you can find the requirements for entering Argentina according to your country of origin. Remember the nationality of the visa or reciprocity fee must coincide with the nationality of the passport you are traveling with.

In this link you can find the requirements for entering Chile according to your country of origin. Remember the nationality of the visa or reciprocity fee must coincide with the nationality of the passport you are traveling with.

Reciprocity fees



To enter Chilean territory, citizens of Albania, Australia* and Mexico who embark with Australis must pay a customs reciprocity fee prior to embarking. This is required for entering Chile and the document must be handed over to Australis at check-in time; otherwise you will be denied boarding.*

Australian citizens only need to pay if they are entering through the International Airport Arturo Merino Benitez at the city of Santiago.

To enter Argentine territory, citizens of Australia and Canada who are embarking with Australis must pay the reciprocity fee online, prior to embarking. This is required to enter Argentina and the document must be handed over to Australis at check-in time, otherwise you will be denied boarding.

How do you pay the reciprocity fee?
1- Enter Here
2- Register where it says SIGN IN; if you are already registered, enter your USER NAME and PASSWORD.
3- Fill in the form with your personal information and your credit card data.
4- Print the receipt (this will be required at check in time).

Countries visited on our routes



Every Australis itinerary includes shore landings in Chile and Argentina.

Argentine or Chilean minors



For Argentines and Chileans who are underage and are leaving their country without one of their parents, it is necessary to bring a notarized authorization from the other parent stating that it's permissible for them to leave the country. Passengers from other nations may need to check similar permissions needed for their children.

USHUAIA


Check-in is between 10:00 hrs. (10 AM) and 17:00 hrs. (5 PM) at 409 San Martín Street in downtown Ushuaia.
2016-2017 season: Board starts at 17:30 hrs. (5:30 PM). / 2017-2018 season: Board starts at 18:00 hrs. (6 PM)
2016-2017 season: Departure is at 19:45 hrs. (7:45 PM). / 2017-2018 season: Departure is at 20:00 hrs. (8 PM)
Passengers must be on board at least one hour before the departure.

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PUNTA ARENAS


Check-in is between 13:00 hrs. (1 PM) and 17:00 hrs. (5 PM) at 1385 O'Higgins Street (at Arturo Prat Port) on the Punta Arenas waterfront. Boarding starts at 18:00 hrs. (6 PM). Departure is at 20:00 hrs. (8 PM).

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