Chile welcomed travelers from around the world this past October 1st after over a year and a half with closed borders and restrictions. Since then, government authorities have updated the Protected Borders Plan because the country has reported very low Covid-19 infection rates. Starting November 1st, the 5-day isolation period previously announced is no longer mandatory; travelers who are fully vaccinated and validate their vaccination status prior to traveling, as well as take a Covid-19 PCR test in Chile presenting negative results, can travel throughout the country without a quarantine.
Visitors are still able to enter through dedicated airports in Santiago, Iquique, or Antofagasta.
Updated Entry Requirements
To enter Chile, all travelers will have to complete a series of mandatory requirements:
- A negative Covid-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel to Chile.
- Completion of the “Travelers’ Affidavit” form 72 hours prior to travel at http://www.c19.cl. The electronic form includes contact information, medical history, and previous travel history.
- Travel insurance to cover any medical expenses related to Covid-19 with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000 for health benefits.
- Visitors have the option to complete the full 5-day isolation period announced in September or temporarily isolate until receiving a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which can only be taken in Chile. In both cases, travelers will also have to present proof of a Covid-19 vaccine, which will allow visitors to obtain the Mobility Pass issued by the Chilean Ministry of Health. The pass must be requested at https://mevacuno.gob.cl/ prior to traveling.
- Those who travel to Chile without an approved Mobility Pass will have to isolate for a total of 7 days.
Every person must still comply with the traveler’s follow up process, which is done over a period of 14 days and consists of daily self-reporting of health status, current location, and testing via email.
Chile is a country rich in diversity and contrast. It possesses a special geography that distinguishes it from other world destinations. One of its most unique features is having territory in three world regions: South America, Oceania, and Antarctica. Its continental length from north to south reaches over 4,300 kilometers in a narrow strip of land between the rugged Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Such a great expanse gives way to an array of privileged landscapes, beginning with the planet’s most arid desert, transitioning through a fertile central valley, down through a land of lakes and volcanoes and ending in the glaciers, fjords, and granite mountains of wild Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego – the farthest reaches of the continent. Reasons to discover Chile include: surprising natural wonders such as the Atacama, the driest desert in the world with more than 200 native flowers; culture and heritage with six UNESCO world heritage sites and firsthand experience with the Mapuche Culture; world-class sports and adventures - ski the Andes, surf in Pichilemu or go scuba diving in Easter Island; flavors and wine from the end of the world; astronomical tourism with the clearest skies in the Southern Hemisphere; vibrant city life in Santiago; health and wellness with 270+ thermal springs, wine therapy and treatments using local products such as olives or avocado; among many others. Visit www.chile.travel for more information.
For more information on the update of the Protected Borders Plan and the entry requirements for foreigners arriving to Chile please visit https://chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan.