Update 16.11.2021

Covid-19: How to travel to chile

The Chilean Ministry of Health (Minsal) released new details about changes to the Protected Borders plan, which eliminates restrictions on entering the country and expands the land crossings through which travelers can enter. The changes will come into effect as of December 1.

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

The changes apply to all Chileans and resident foreigners, all non-resident foreigners with their vaccinations previously validated by the Minsal, all non-resident foreigners who comply with any exceptional requirement of decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior.

All children under 6 years of age, regardless of their nationality or vaccination status, may also enter the country. All these groups, from 2 years of age, must have a negative PCR taken in the country of origin, 72 hours before travel, in addition to completing their affidavit on the website c19.cl.

Non-resident foreigners must have a medical insurance of US$30,000 that covers disease associated with Covid-19 and their vaccination validation procedure approved by the Minsal. Therefore, the health authority called to do this procedure in advance and to have it before traveling.

The health authority also announced that all resident and non-resident foreigners and Chileans who have had a booster dose applied (3rd vaccination) in the last 6 months will be exempted from the test (PCR or antigen) and the quarantine. This depends on the pass through which they enter and as long as the vaccination is registered and validated in the Mobility Pass.

Those who have a mobility pass but have not had a booster dose in the last 6 months must be tested at the point of entry and undergo isolation until the result is obtained. The cost of the test must be paid by the passenger at the point of entry into the country.

New Border Crossings from December 1

The changes also consider that the four airports authorized for entering the country (Santiago, Iquique, Antofagasta, and Punta Arenas) will be joined by land border crossings: Chacalluta, in the Arica and Parinacota region; Colchane in the Tarapacá region; and Pino Hachado in the La Araucanía region. In total, there will be 7 accesses enabled for entry.

 

New Border Crossings from January 1

As of January 1, three more border crossings will be opened: Los Libertadores, Cardenal Samoré and Río Don Guillermo (in Magallanes). Thus, as of 2022, Chile will have 10 enabled crossings, between air and land.

Homologation of vaccines for mobility pass for foreigners.

  • The homologation must be done on the web page www.mevacuno.gob.cl.
  • This web page is available in 15 languages to facilitate the application process.
  • The process can take from 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Once the vaccination is validated, you have 45 days to travel to Chile.
  • The mobility pass for foreigners lasts between 30 and 90 days from entry to Chile (this will depend on the Ministry of Health, if it finds any inconsistency in the information, it will only be for 30 days).

Cruise ships

  • Cruise ship passengers must perform a PCR 24 hours before the first disembarkation.
  • They may make multiple disembarkation but within 72 hours.
  • If one of the disembarkation exceeds 72 hours, they should take an antigen or PCR test again.
  • Some Antarctic cruise companies have opted to continue to operate with the bubble system. If it comes to the point of bubble bursts, passengers must take a PCR test to disembark.
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The following vaccinations are recognized by the Chilean government:

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

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