Updated July 21, 2021
Until July 25th, only Chileans, permanent residents, and people arriving from countries without community transmission, as defined by the WHO, will be allowed to enter the country.
Once Chile has re-opened its borders to non-resident foreigners, all travelers entering the country must abide by the new entry protocols which include:
– Proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding. On flights with layovers, the last boarding point is considered.
– Complete the “Traveler’s Sworn Statement” electronic form up to 48 hours before boarding, in which you must provide your contact information, health and location history. This form will include a QR code as a means of verification. It can be completed at www.c19.cl
– Complete 5 days of quarantine in a transit hotel, where a new PCR test will be performed. If test is negative, you will be able to continue your 10-day quarantine period at your final destination and if test is positive, you will be transferred to a health residence. During the first 14 days after entering the country a follow-up form will be required which will be sent to your e-mail on a daily basis. Timely completion is mandatory.
Once in Chile, movement between regions is only allowed between communes that are in Step 3 (Preparation), 4 (Initial Opening) or 5 (Advanced Opening). The details of each stage are available on www.gob.cl/pasoapaso. Also, do not forget to check the Territorial Viewer for additional regional & territorial information.
In the Magallanes Region, Puerto Natales has transitioned to Phase 2 while Punta Arenas is currently in Phase 3 & Torres del Paine National Park is in Phase 4. The National Park is open although some park services may operate with certain restrictions.
Chile is ranked amongst the Top 3 countries for its effectiveness of its vaccination campaign #YoMeVacuno and to date about 60% of the population has completed full vaccination! The Chilean government has recently announced a “mobility pass” for fully vaccinated residents which allows unrestricted domestic travel even under Phase 1 (quarantine).
Sky Airlines has announced that they will begin operating bi-weekly flights to Puerto Natales from Santiago with a stopover in Puerto Montt beginning September 7th with the objective to help reactive tourism in the region which has been affected greatly due to the pandemic.
Throughout the country it is mandatory to wear a mask in almost all public settings. Additionally, it’s encouraged to practice physical distancing of at least 1 meter and regular washing or sanitization of hands.
Many travelers are already planning their next trip to ‘eighth wonder of the world’ for the upcoming season (October 2021 – April 2022) since travel to Chile looks optimistic based on the country’s travel & tourism board updates. Travelers are looking ahead and searching for iconic experiences that provide safety, privacy, and comfort. Some of best trips to take include Discovering Torres del Paine, Overland Tierra Del Fuego, Trekking the Spirit of Aysén, Patagonia Estancias Horseback Ride, & the 3 Day Fast Track W.
We advise each guest to please visit https://chile.travel/en/planviajarachile for additional information or contact one of our trip specialists who can help with details, questions or concerns about traveling to Chile.