Updated October 7th, 2021
In October, Chile re-opened its borders to foreign travelers in compliance with the country’s strict entry requirements. Now, beginning November 1st, international travelers may enter without a 5-day quarantine.
REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-RESIDENT FOREIGNERS ENTERING CHILE:
– Proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours BEFORE boarding. On flights with layovers, the last boarding point is considered.
– Mobility Pass which must be obtained prior to traveling via the national vaccine validation system mevacuno.gob.cl (Spanish Only). It is important to solicit this with at least 30 days of anticipation since the process takes at least 14 days or more to acquire. Vaccines must be those approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
– Complete the “Traveler’s Sworn Statement” electronic form which must be completed 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
– Travel Medical Insurance with a minimum coverage of USD$ 30,000 that covers the expenses that may cause medical assistance, hospital care and repatriation, during their entire stay in the country, including coverage of any expenses originated by Covid- 19. For travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage we recommend World Nomads.
– An additional PCR test upon arrival which all travelers must undergo. Once a negative result is received, travelers are free to move about. Test results can take a few hours, and be done at the airport or point of entry and the cost is CLP$ 35,000 (About USD$40)
Chile is ranked amongst the Top 3 countries for its effectiveness of its vaccination campaign #YoMeVacuno and to date more than 88% of the population has completed full vaccination!
Sky Airlines has announced that they will begin operating bi-weekly flights to Puerto Natales from Santiago with a stopover in Puerto Montt as of 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. Airlines and many tourism operators require guests to use a disposable 3 layer or KN95 mask.
Many travelers are already planning their next trip to the eighth wonder of the world for the upcoming season. Travelers are searching for iconic experiences that provide safety, privacy, and comfort. Some of the best experiences include the famous Paine Big Circuit, Venture Off the W Trek, 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. Also, do not forget to check the Territorial Viewer for additional regional & territorial information