Antarctica is a continent, not a country. It belongs to no nation, but is governed under an international treaty which states that it is owned by no country and that no one can exploit the land. This treaty is the Antarctic Treaty, signed by 45 countries in 1959. Did you know seven countries use to fight claims for territory in the region? These seven countries are Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, France, United Kingdom and Norway.
Visa Required for Antarctica
None! Since Antarctica isn’t a country and governed by no other nations, you won’t need a visa to see Antarctica. Although, you will need a visa for the country of departure of your cruise. You can read our article with Everything you need to know about Visa Requirements to travel to Antarctica.