USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO
HOW TO GET TO THERE
Arriving in Tierra del Fuego means arriving in Ushuaia and, apart from the distance issue, this is relatively simple. As regards land, sea and air communications, there is a varied choice of services. Several airlines allow a fluid connection between the capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego and the rest of the most important tourist destinations in Argentina. The only detail that one should not forget is that in the winter season (i.e. between the months of April and October) these services modify their frequency and schedules and, depending on how extreme the weather is, there may be flight cancellations.
If you travel by car, it is important to bear in mind that in order to enter the Province of Tierra del Fuego it is necessary to cross the Strait of Magellan. This means that you should travel through the neighboring country of Chile, crossing by ferry, for which it is necessary to carry out the corresponding Customs and migratory procedures.
From Chile, there are two possible crossings by ferry: the one called "Primera Angostura", leaving Punta Delgada (in the continent) toward Azul Bay (in Grande Island), which lasts thirty minutes approximately. The other option, more to the south, is a crossing on the "Ferry Porvenir", from the Chilean city of Punta Arena (in the continent) toward the Chilean town Porvenir (in Grande Island), with an approximate duration of two and a half hours. After traveling along Chilean routes up to the bordering town of San Sebastián, back in Argentinean territory National Route Nº 3 should be taken in the north of the province.
Travelers must carry the necessary identification documents as well as an updated passport. Argentinean citizens should remember that certificates issued by the "Registro Civil" do not credit identity and are not valid to leave the country.
Requirements for underage travelers:
When travelling with pets, one should carry a "Health Certificate" granted by SENASA (National Service of Animal Sanity).
- Travelling with both parents: D.N.I (Argentinean citizens) or ID card and birth certificate or "Libreta de Familia" granted by the "Registro Civil" where his birth is recorded.
- Travelling with one of the parents only : ID card, authorization to leave the country subscribed by the parent who is not travelling, birth certificate or "Libreta de Familia".
- Travelling with a widowed parent: ID card, birth certificate or "Libreta de Familia" and death certificate of the parent.
- Emancipated: ID card and Certificate of Emancipation. If this took place due to a change in marital status, the corresponding marriage certificate is also required.