How long to travel south america

Andrea Bergareche, 7 months of hitchhiking through


To curb the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and well-being of all Europeans, it has been necessary to impose some travel restrictions. The European Commission is doing its utmost to allow people to meet friends and family and travel for work purposes, as well as to ensure the free movement of citizens, goods and services, in full compliance with health and safety measures.

The exchange of data between Member States’ contact-tracing authorities can be particularly important in situations of close proximity in cross-border travel, such as on planes or trains. Member States can use digital passenger tracking forms to collect data on those entering their territory through cross-border travel. In order for Member States to exchange relevant data through the exchange platform developed by the Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Commission published on 17 March 2021 draft measures laying down the necessary legal conditions for the processing of such personal data.

Traveling in South America – Santa Fe to Porto Alegre Route

It is one of the most frequent doubts, and although for those of us who have been on the road for a while it may seem obvious, thinking about the necessary documentation to go on a trip can be a bit annoying. What documents are needed to travel around the world? Although the requirements depend a lot on where you come from, as well as where you travel to, in this post I am going to tell you in a general way what are the points to take into account when planning a trip, as well as the most common requirements that you may be asked to enter another country. If you have any doubts, questions or comments, you can leave them at the end of the post.

For Argentine travelers there is the possibility of moving around almost all of South America (excluding the Guianas) only with a national identity card (DNI). The advantage of this option is that it is not necessary to get a passport and, if you already have one, you can save pages traveling with DNI. The disadvantage is that, as they cannot stamp your document, they give you a paper with the entry stamp and the number of days you can stay. What documents are needed to travel afterwards? Well, this paper is essential to be able to leave the country, so you should not lose it. If you don’t have it, you may be charged a fine, or leaving may become a much more cumbersome process than it should be. Personally, it gives me a lot of stress to have to think about not losing a piece of paper that is easily confused with a ticket or one of the many forms you are given. So if you choose to travel with an ID card, keep it in a safe place.


The existence of transnational networks dedicated to human trafficking is an impossible fact to ignore in the midst of the Colchane migration crisis. So far no one has been able to dismantle these networks, even Chilean authorities admit they don’t know much about them. They blame the migrants for not reporting them, and those who migrate accuse the coyotes of swindling and stealing from them. CIPER reconstructed the route taken by the thousands of Venezuelan migrants who have been crowding the country’s northern border since the end of 2020. This is a story of iron wills and journeys without papers.

Originally from San Cristóbal, a city located in the border state of Táchira, Junior arrived on Sunday, February 7, at the migrant camp set up in Plaza Brasil, after serving seven days of quarantine in one of the shelters specially set up in the area to receive immigrants and thus decongest the migratory crisis at the point of entry: Colchane (see report in CIPER).

The crossroads that Junior was at in Pisiga is the same one faced by thousands of migrants who have arrived in Chile these days through unauthorized passes, or “trochas” as they call them. CIPER spoke with Venezuelan citizens who have arrived in Colchane and Iquique, and reconstructed the route they use to travel through South America with final destination Santiago.


If on the day of your emergency interview the consular officer determines that the reason you were approved for the advance does not correspond to the true purpose of your trip, this will be recorded in your file and may negatively influence the outcome of your current or future applications. You will also need to schedule a new appointment through the regular channels.

The length of stay will depend on the type of visa and purpose of travel.    With a tourist/business visa the length of stay allowed can be up to 6 months. Even if you have been given 6 months, keep in mind that legitimate tourism generally does not last six months and you will need to explain to consular or immigration officials the reason for such a long stay.

Information for travelers in the United States who are concerned about their non-immigrant status or length of stay: The expiration date of a U.S. visa does not determine how long one may remain in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will determine admission and period or length of stay at the time of entry.

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