If you are traveling to and around in South America, you'll need the appropriate documents.
As you travel, keep abreast of local news coverage. If you plan a stay in one place for longer than a few weeks, or, if you are in an area where communications are poor, experiencing civil unrest or some natural disaster, you are encouraged to register with the Department of State. The web page for Americans to register with us is https://travelregistration.state.gov. You can register your entire itinerary on the web site. Or, after you have arrived at your destination, you can register at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Registration takes only a few moments, and it may be invaluable in case of an emergency.
Other useful precautions for all travelers are:
Contact information of embassies and US embassies and consulates in these countries:
Share your travel plans, questions, comments, concerns and trip reports. Post a message on the South America for Visitor's Forum. If you are not already registered, you'll need to do that, but it's easy and free.
We're looking forward to hearing from you!