Beginning November 23rd, Chile will re-open its borders to international travelers, but only for those arriving by air to the Santiago International Airport (Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport). Travelers must comply with strict sanitary measures in accordance with protocols prepared by the Ministry of Health. Current protocols require international guests to provide a negative PCR text taken no more than 72 hours before boarding, an electronically completed Traveler’s Sworn Statement (can be completed up to 48 hours before), and Health insurance that covers benefits associated with COVID-19 during your stay with a minimum coverage of USD$30,000.
During a period of vigilance between November 23rd and December 7th, non-resident foreigners entering Chile who were in a high-risk country at any time within 14 days prior to their travel to the country will have to complete a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine upon entering, even with a negative PCR test. In this period, travelers must report their location and health conditions to the health authorities through a online system designed for this purpose. Failure to do so carries a penalty by Article 318 of the Penal Code*. After December 7th, international travelers will no longer be required to self-quarantine.
All travelers entering the country will be controlled through a government health application that will monitor them constantly, which will allow to maintain traceability regarding the itinerary of people and the appearance of any symptoms that may be necessary.
Once in Chile, the movement of Chileans and foreigners between communes and regions must be carried out respecting the restrictions of the “Step by Step” Plan, which is the gradual strategy to face the pandemic according to the health situation of each particular area, placing each commune in one of the 5 possible Steps, with specific restrictions and obligations. In particular, the movement between regions is only allowed between communes that are in Step 3 (Preparation), 4 (Opening Initial) or 5 (Advanced Opening). The detail of each Step is available on the web www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso
We advise each guest to check the site www.visorterritorial.cl to confirm the Step in each commune or locality which they are hoping to visit in Chile. For foreign travelers, please visit https://chile.travel/en/planviajarachile for additional information.*Article 318 of the Health & Criminal Code states that “anyone who endangers public health by violating the rules of hygiene or sanitation, duly published by the authority, in times of disaster, epidemic or contagion, shall be punished by a minimum term of imprisonment or a fine of six to twenty monthly tax units”