Can you go to Antarctica without permission?
Yes, you can go to Antarctica without permission.
It is perfectly legal to go visit Antarctica as it is not a country and it does not belong to any country. There is an international agreement called “The Antarctic Treaty” which states that Antarctica is free for scientific and peaceful use. The treaty and related agreements ensure that all human activity is carefully managed and planned, including environmentally sensitive tourism.
Do you need a visa to visit Antarctica? Because no country owns Antarctica, a visa is not required to travel there.
Keep in mind, that there are no commercial flights that fly to Antarctica.
But we can get you there anyway! Find out how ->
So travelers do not need permission to go to Antarctica, but tourism operators must hold a valid permit, so they submit stringent permit applications annually. If their planned activities meet all criteria, they are authorized and granted one. Traveling with an authorized operator means your permit has been secured for you.
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