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ATA Carnets may be used to travel to Antarctica if the customs jurisdiction immediately prior to entering Antarctica is a member of the ATA system.

For example, if customs clearance is made through a New Zealand customs checkpoint, the Carnet will be an accepted means of customs clearance.  If on the other hand, the goods enter the territorial claim of Argentina, a carnet will not be accepted, as Argentina is not part of the ATA system.

To view the territorial claims of Antarctica, visit

Staff Contact:   Glendy Sung

Vice President, Carnet Operations
Tel: 212.703.5073

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