Chile Latest News: Country to open borders to nationals and foreign residents that have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on 26 July.
*Entry rules in response to coronavirus: From 26th July, you are allowed to enter Chile if you are:
• a Chilean national or a resident foreign national; or
• a non-resident foreign national only if you
• hold a Special Entry Permit (Salvoconducto) issued by a Chilean Consulate.
• or you fall into one of the ‘exceptions’ listed in Decree 102.
All other non-resident foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Chile until further notice.
All travelers must comply with the following sanitary measures:
• negative PCR test SARS-COV-2 (rapid and antigen tests are not acceptable), taken not more than 72 hours before boarding the final flight into Santiago.
an Affidavit (Declaración Jurada), completed up to 48 hours before boarding. This will generate a QR-code by a separate email, which must be shown at entry. Health authorities at Santiago Airport may require the completion of a follow-up email form for 14 days from the arrival date.
• Only for Authorised Non-Resident foreign nationals: health or travel insurance that covers COVID-related medical care up to a minimum of US $30,000 for the duration of your visit
• a mandatory 10-day quarantine from arrival date.
You should arrange to take a private test.
All passengers will be required to have their temperature taken on arrival.
For more details please contact the Chilean COVID Health-line 6003607777 option 0.
The Chilean authorities have closed all ports to cruise liners.
*Travel in Chile: Travellers arriving in Santiago should be aware that local authorities frequently move municipalities (comunas) back and forth through the quarantine Stages Plan (Paso a Paso). You should review the
Chilean Government Paso a Paso website .
If you are traveling from or to the airport to catch a flight from or to one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting your passport and boarding pass will permit you to cross any checkpoints. Use a recognized taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permissions.
Chilean authorities require the use of face masks in all public spaces / public transport, including the airport. You risk a significant fine for not wearing a mask in public.
From 15 July, there will be two curfew regimes depending on the public health situation and the number of vaccinated residents in each region. One curfew is from 10 pm to 5 am and the other from midnight to 5 am (regions with less than 150 active COVID-19 cases and more than 80% vaccinated residents). You should check this information with local health authorities or on the Ministry of Health website, which is updated daily. If you have a medical emergency or funeral during curfew times, you must request a permit (Salvoconducto) online.
Be aware that if you wish to travel to Magallanes Region, you might be required to provide proof of a negative PCR-test result given within 72 hours prior to travel. You should get in contact with your transport operator.
On 28 July 2020, the Chilean government introduced a five-stage plan, “Plan Paso A Paso”, for managing and explaining changes in restrictions applied in different regions.
On Wednesday 26 May 2021, the government introduced a special mobility pass (‘Pase de Movilidad’) for vaccinated residents in ‘comunas’ in ‘Cuarentena’ (Stage 1) and ‘Transition’ (Stage 2). You can request the ‘Pase de Movilidad’ on the ‘MeVacuno’ website. This will generate a QR-code after entering your personal information. This permit can only be requested 14-days after completing a full COVID-19 vaccination course in Chile (ie after the second dose for a two-dose course COVID-19 vaccine such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinovac, Sinofarm, etc).
The COVID MODE Strategy should be followed in all stages and requires that you respect national/local/regional restrictions at all times: wear face masks on public transport and in public spaces including shops and supermarkets; keep to social distancing rules; self-isolate immediately if you suspect you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID case.