Important Travel Updates
New Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens traveling to Venezuela
Venezuela has just imposed a visa requirement effective immediately. American currently serves Caracas (CCS) and Maracaibo (MAR). All U.S. citizens will be denied boarding to Venezuela if they are not in possession of a valid Venezuelan visa. There are no exceptions for a U.S. passport holder born in Venezuela. Information on visa requirements can be found on the U.S. Department of State website. Contact your nearest Venezuelan consulate or the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. for more information on obtaining a visa.
For more information on rescheduling your flight or a refund, contact the company or agent from where you purchased your ticket or American Airlines reservations at 800-245-0999.
Argentina Entry Fees For Business And Leisure Travel
If you're a U.S., Canadian or Australian citizen, you are now required to pre-pay your Argentina Entry Fee prior to departure for Buenos Aires. The Entry Fee is valid for 10 years. Please visit the Argentina Entry Payment Site to pre-pay the fee and print your receipt as proof of payment required for entry into Argentina.
Because the government of Argentina will deny entry to passengers arriving without the payment receipt, you will not be allowed to board without the pre-paid receipt or passport sticker indicating that payment was made.
NOTE: Customers traveling to Argentina holding a passport from the United States, Canada or Australia are required to check in at the airport.
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
All Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers are required to pay for and obtain an electronic travel authorization (ESTA) prior to check in for travel by air or sea to the U.S. under the VWP. Children and infants must have their own ESTA.
VWP travelers may apply for an ESTA online through the U.S. government website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel to the United States and a third party, such as a travel agent, will be permitted to submit an ESTA application on behalf of a traveler. VWP travelers are encouraged to apply for authorization as soon as they begin to plan a trip to the United States, and no later than 72 hours before departure.
NOTE: U.S. citizens require a valid visa for travel to Brazil, Bolivia and China. Check-in for these destinations will be processed at the airport with an agent.
U.S. Department of State Sites
Visa Waiver Program