Chile (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: PCR tests required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 10 or 14 days is required som

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.07.2021
1. Until 25 July 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Chile;
– children and parents of nationals and residents of Chile. They must have proof of their relationship;
– spouses and partners with registered partnership of nationals and residents of Chile who were married or registered as partners in Chile. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by Civil Registry;
– passengers with a diplomatic or official visa issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile;
– passengers with a diplomatic or official passport.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Chile.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– nationals and residents of Chile with 2 medical certificates with positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test results:
– the first test taken at least 14 days and at most one month before departure, and
– the second test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
3. An Affidavit for Travellers to Prevent Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) (Declaracion Jurada) must be completed at www.c19.cl at most 48 hours before arrival.
4. Passengers must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses, with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000.
This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Chile;
– nationals of Spain with an E-CHL/09 and E-CH/11 form.
5. Passengers must undergo “Passenger Tracking” for 14 days or until they leave Chile.
6. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 10 days. First 5 days at their own expense in a hotel booked at https://www.c19.cl/ , remaining 5 days home quarantine.
8. Passengers younger than 18 years traveling unaccompanied are subject to quarantine at home.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

All non-resident foreign nationals – who have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days – are not currently permitted to enter Chile. Direct UK-Chile flights have been suspended until further notice.

Since 5 April, all non-resident foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Chile. This measure has been extended until 30 June. Additionally, since 5 April, all Chilean borders (including Santiago Airport) are closed. Chilean authorities prohibit all non-essential overseas travel to Chileans and resident foreign nationals. There will be some exceptions that can be requested via the Comisaria Virtual (https://comisariavirtual.cl/) website.

From 31 March, all travellers (including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals) must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in Chile. This cannot be avoided under any circumstances, such as with a proof of C19 vaccine. You will not be able to leave quarantine early with a negative PCR.

All travellers will be transferred to a ‘transitory’ hotel, and will need to take a PCR test. They must remain there for five days. After staying at the ‘transitory’ hotel for five days and having obtained a negative PCR test result, passengers are allowed to leave the ‘transitory’ hotel to continue to their final destination where they will have to complete the remaining five-day of quarantine. If the PCR test result is positive, the passenger will have to remain in a ‘Residencia Sanitaria (quarantine hotel). All costs related to transfer, ‘transitory’ hotel, quarantine hotel and PCR test may be charged to the passenger prior to boarding the flight to Chile when filling in the ‘Pasaporte Sanitario’ or on arrival in Chile. Check the Santiago Airport official website (in English) for further information.

Furthermore, any traveller at an arrival point in Chile who presents one or two COVID symptoms will have to enter a ‘Residencia Sanitaria’ (quarantine hotel) until local health authorities give the all clear.

From 7 January 2021, all travellers (including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals) require a negative PCR test (rapid PCR tests will not be accepted) taken within 72-hours of boarding the flight to enter Chile. The mandatory 10 day quarantine will remain in place.

From 11 March 2021, all passengers arriving from Brazil, or who have visited Brazil during the last 14 days, will be transferred to a ‘transitory’ hotel, and will have to take a PCR test. They must remain there for at least 72 hours, even if the PCR test result is negative. After staying at the ‘transitory’ hotel for 72 hours and having obtained a negative PCR test result, passengers are allowed to leave the hotel to continue to their final destination where they will have to complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine. If the PCR test result is positive, the passenger will have to remain in a quarantine hotel. All costs related to transfer, transitory hotel and PCR test must be paid by the passenger prior to boarding the flight to Chile when filling in the ‘Pasaporte Sanitario’.

You should be aware that Chilean health authorities at Santiago Airport are selecting passengers on arrival for random PCR testing, even when passengers have complied with the requirement to hold a negative PCR test on arrival.

Airlines may require all passengers to have filled-in a “Pasaporte Sanitario” to be allowed to board their flights. This government form requests information on recent countries visited and coronavirus-related health. Once submitted, you will receive a PDF of the completed form that you can store on your phone or print.
 

Lockdown Details

Chile is under a daily nationwide curfew from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

Chile remains under a State of Emergency through September 2021.

Across Chile, travelers should be aware that any health and safety measures currently in place, including restrictions on movement and gatherings in groups, may become stricter with little notice. American citizens should exercise caution by maintaining social distancing practices, following quarantine and sanitary procedures as directed by the Chilean government (including curfew), and following all sanitary and hygiene guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate health risks. Infractions could be subject to fines and potential arrest. For more information please visit Gob.cl – Cuarentena (www.gob.cl)
 

Sources

https://cl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co