Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 22, 2013 9:24 AM Last Post By: femby
Mar 15, 2013 5:47 AM
reciprocity feeI have tried to post this before but it did not appear in the thread sorry if it is a repeat
I am Australian had to pay reciprocity fee on entering Argentina by air . Is there a similar fee going into Chile from Salta, Argentina to San Pedro de Atacama . What currency is used if there is?
What are money changing facilities in San Pedro?
Mar 15, 2013 6:02 AM
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Mar 15, 2013 12:43 PM
3I do not agree with #3, Latinspecialist. Although there is an advantage to travelling with USD in Argentina and Venezuela, there is absolutely no advantage to travelling in Chile with USD. You certainly don't want to be carrying around enough cash to cover your entire trip. Latin America covers a lot of different countries with different economic realities.
There are 4-5 ATM machines in SPA and places to exchange foreign currency. You can pay for tours with your cc and possibly your lodging. As in Argentina, you will find a charge for withdrawing money from an ATM with a foreign card.
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Mar 22, 2013 6:42 AM
Mar 22, 2013 7:03 AM
8Ok, just to clarify, #7 would be the case for entering Argentina, NOT Chile. And, you will not be able to even board a plane to Argentina without proof of pre-paying, so it is not a question of paying money at the airport.
For Chile, only on air arrival (and leaving the international transit zone) in Santiago do you have to pay the fee, so that is the only place you will have to have cash or anoperative credit /debit card. Always best to make sure you have cash there.
Mar 22, 2013 9:24 AM
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