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  13.02.2008 Formalities:Argentina
Date of Border Crossing

13.02.2008 - Buenos Aires

26.02.2008 - San Sebastian (Tierra Del Fuego)

07.03.2008 - Monte Aymond

27.03.2008 - Cohaique Alto

Point of Entry See Above
Passport and Visa Passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months and Swiss citizens do not need a visa. A 90 day entry is standard.
Insurance Proof of valid insurance is requested, if coming from Europe the Green Insurance card worked fine (regardless of the fact that mine isn't valid outside Europe)
Drivers License Did not get checked, but I am sure that officially you are required to have one.
Motorcycle papers The standard ownership papers are required for the various customs clearance. They will ask for the Carnet de Pasage, but it probably would work without it although it might be more time consuming. In particularly in the southern borders where they are used to the Carnet.
License plates Own license plates are sufficient.
How it went

The passport gets stamped with a 90 day stamp before boarding the ferry, after a immigration document is filled out. At land borders, same thing, 90 days and the usual immigration form.

Customs in Buenos Aires stops you before leaving the port, and will issue you a temporary import document, in addition to filling in your Carnet de Pasage. At the other land borders Customs will stamp the Carnet de Passage and may or may not require the temporary import document.

Point of Exit

26.02.08 - Monte Aymond, to Chile

06.03.08 - San Sebastian, to Chile (Tierra Del Fuego)

26.03.08 - Los Antiguos, to Chile Chico, Chile

28.06.08 - Buenos Aires, Buquebus ferry to Colonia, Uruguay

How it went

Immigration: An imigration form has to filled out and the passport is stamped out.

Customs:The Carnet gets stamped out without incident, and the temporary customs form is turned in (if you got one at the border crossing).

Additional Information


The land crossings into and out of Tierra del Fuego are overrun by buses, so the wait may turn out to be pretty long if you get there just after a bus or two. Otherwise they are very quick and efficient.

Extending a Visa:

Staying beyond the 90 day limit will impose a 50.00A$ fine upon leaving. This may sometimes be waved, but not generaly

Changing money:

There are ATM which accept the usual cards and systems (Visa, Maestro, Cirrus, etc.) pretty much everywhere.

Tourist Information:

Most towns sizeable towns have a tourist information booth, usually at the main bus station.

These are the details of the border crossing into this particular country. The information is correct as of the date on which the border was crossed. But, due to the stability and vagaries of the regimes involved, it is prudent that you get additional data directly from the embassy involved, preferably in your own country. Also you should keep in mind that the procedure can vary depending on exactly who is on duty. So never assume anything is a particular way, and regardless of what anyone says, the impossible is often possible if you are in the right place at the right time. Good Luck.


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