Borders open for tourists from October 1, 2021

Entry for foreign tourists to Chile will be possible again from October 1, 2021 with restrictions. Andes Nativa informs here about the current conditions for entry via the airports Santiago de Chile, Iquique, and Antofagasta. We are confident that the situation will ease further until November and that entry will be possible again without quarantine. We also recommend you to check the official Chilean WhatsApp hotline of SERNATUR (National Tourist Service): +56 9 9458 0453

Requirements for entry into Chile

  • Mobility passport (proof of vaccination): Proof of complete vaccination against Covid-19, to obtain it, the traveler must first apply for it on mevacuno.gob.cl and wait for its validation. With the provision of personal data and the vaccination documents. This can currently take up to 30 days.
  • Registration form and QR code from the website c19.cl
  • Negative PCR test (sample taken up to 72 hours before boarding).
  • Travel medical insurance with minimum coverage of 30,000 USD for medical assistance in case of illness with COVID-19 coverage.

Quarantine measures upon entry into Chile

  • Persons with validated mobility passport (temporary and permanent): 5 days (120 hours) from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country.
  • Persons without mobility passport: 7 days (168 hours) from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country.
  • Transportation from the airport to the domicile/quarantine hotel may only be by private transfer or cab, which are subject to strict sanitary regulations for trips of less than two hours. A vehicle can be shared only with the same travel group.
  • When using a hotel at the point of arrival (can be freely chosen), until the deadline: no visitors may be received, the hotel may not be left.
  • Tracking of travelers after entering Chile: Possible home inspection during isolation (5 or 7 days), daily self-report of health status and location information until 14 days after entry, if positive for COVID-19 or in close contact with infected persons, the traveler must be isolated at the site and for the period determined by the health authority.

The following vaccinations are recognized by the Chilean government:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
  • CanSino
  • Generium (Sputnik-V)

Application process:

The traveler must create a user profile on mevacuno.gob.cl, complete the identification data and attach information about the vaccination process abroad. For individuals who have a digital document with an advanced electronic signature or QR code that proves the information was issued by an official government agency, this document is sufficient to complete the validation.

Individuals who only have a physical validation (card, certificate or vaccination card) that cannot be confirmed in an electronic system (QR code or electronic signature) must submit some additional information:

  • Passport or other proof that you have been in the country where you received the vaccine on the date indicated in the vaccination certificate of that country.
  • Result of a test performed in an authorized laboratory in Chilean territory certifying positive IgM / IgG antibodies to coronavirus, performed at least 14 days after the completion of the vaccination procedure.
  • If the physical certificate is not in Spanish or English, you may be asked to attach the authorized translation of the certificate in one of these two languages.

 

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