Chile Updates Entry Requirements for Foreign Travelers

Chile Updates Entry Requirements for Foreign Travelers

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 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 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 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