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Does one need a visa to visit Antarctica?

There are seven countries which have territorial claims on parts of Antarctica: Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway, which all recognize each other's claims; and Chile and Argentina, ...
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Are there any railroads in Antarctica?

There are very few mentions of railways in Antarctica. According to this webpage by Glyn Williams, a train enthusiast, there used to be one railway in the French Dumont d'Urville station, used on a ...
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How to get to Antarctica without using a travel company

Companies such as Antarctica Logistics provide transport to and from the continent. Prices in general appear quite high. I would suggest doing multiple long ski tours before attempting this, for ...
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Does one need a visa to visit Antarctica?

From 101Visa: No single government controls Antarctica, so visitors do not need visas to go there. But with the ratification of the Antarctic Treaty’s Protocol on Environmental Protection in 1998, ...
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How to get to Antarctica without using a travel company

Couldn't be easier. You just hire a plane (I mean "a private plane charter") to fly you there, and another one to fly you back from the other side. Any jet charter in NZ will do it, and any ...
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Non-AT country citizen visiting Antarctica by non-AT country registred vessel (yacht) — do I need a permit and why?

Official response from Amanda Lynnes, Communications & Operations Assistant of the IAATO — International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators: Dear Maxim, Thank you very much indeed ...
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What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?

I flew from SYD to SCL at the start of last year (Jan 2013) specifically to go on a 20-day Antarctica cruise. We got as far south as just shy of 65 degrees on the cruise. On the flight back (Qantas ...
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Non-AT country citizen visiting Antarctica by non-AT country registred vessel (yacht) — do I need a permit and why?

I am not sure I understand whether your grandfather is supposed to get a permit, on what basis and what the practical consequences could be but he can in any case get a permit from the country of ...
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Dates for travel to Antarctica in local spring

Exact times will vary by location and weather, but for most stations, the first flights in might be in mid- to late-October, and the last flights out in perhaps late March. Note that not all summer ...
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What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?

To expand on Mark's JHB-SYD suggestion, the Johannesburg to Sydney route generally does not go far enough south to sight Antarctica because it can take advantage of the winds in the Roaring 40s. ...
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