Chile (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 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 08.10.2021
1. Until 31 October 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;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covieshield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. The certificate must be uploaded before departure at https://mevacuno.gob.cl/ .
2. Passengers must arrive at Antofagasta (ANF), Iquique (IQQ) or Santiago (SCL).
3. 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.
4. Passengers must complete an “Affidavit for Travellers to Prevent Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) (Declaracion Jurada)” at most 48 hours before arrival at www.c19.cl . They will receive a confirmation email with a QR code to be presented upon arrival. The confirmation email must state “Vacunas Validadas” for passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
5. 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.
6. Passengers must undergo “Passenger Tracking” for 14 days or until they leave Chile.
7. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
8. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
9. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival are subject to quarantine for 5 days. Details can be found at https://chile.gob.cl/chile/en/ingreso-a-chile-desde-el-exterior .
10. Passengers younger than 18 years traveling unaccompanied are subject to quarantine at home.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

From 1 October, the Chilean government’s new ‘Fronteras Protegidas’ (Protected Borders) Plan will be in force.

From 1 October, you will be allowed to enter Chile if you are:

-a Chilean national or a resident foreign national; or
-a non-resident foreign national only if you
-hold a valid Chilean Mobility Pass ‘Pase de Movilidad’
-hold a Special Entry Permit (Salvoconducto) issued by a Chilean Consulate.
-or you fall into one of the ‘exceptions’ listed in Decree 102.

Borders open for travel from 1 October for those who meet entry requirements:

-Arturo Merino Benítez airport
-Iquique airport
-Antofogasta airport
 

Lockdown Details

The Chilean government has introduced a four stage plan, “Plan Paso A Paso (https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso/)”, for managing and explaining changes in restrictions applied in different regions.

Additional the government has introduced a special mobility pass (‘Pase de Movilidad’) for vaccinated residents in ‘comunas’ in ‘Cuarentena’ (Stage 1) and ‘Transition’ (Stage 2). You can request the ‘Pase de Movilidad’ on the ‘MeVacuno’ website (https://mevacuno.gob.cl/). This will generate a QR-code after entering your personal information. This permit can only be requested 14-days after completing a full COVID-19 vaccination course in Chile (i.e. after the second dose for a two-dose course COVID-19 vaccine such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, etc).

The Chilean government is allowing Chileans and foreigners resident in Chile who have been vaccinated overseas to register for Chile’s Mobility Pass scheme (‘Pase de Movilidad’). You may obtain a Mobility Pass if you fulfil the eligibility criteria on the Chile Government’s MeVacuno website (https://mevacuno.gob.cl/). More details on accepted vaccines and the process to apply for the Mobility Pass, including the documents required to validate the vaccination, is available here https://www.minsal.cl/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021.07.28_VALIDACION-DE-INFORMACION-DE-VACUNAS-RECIBIDAS-EN-EL-EXTRANJERO.pdf (in Spanish).

From 1 November onwards, a Mobility Pass will be requested for children from age 12 and up.

The COVID MODE Strategy should be followed in all stages and requires that you respect national/local/regional restrictions at all times: wear face masks on public transport and in: public spaces including shops and supermarkets; keep to social distancing rules; self-isolate immediately if you suspect you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID case.

The mobility rules and permitted numbers for gatherings will vary depending on whether you hold a mobility pass (Pase de Movilidad) and the ‘Paso a Paso’ stage of the ‘comuna’:

All rules for each ‘paso’ will apply seven days a week. There will be no prohibition of movement.

Stage 1: Quarantine. Mobility Pass holders: free movement only within the ‘comuna’; restricted gathering capacity on funerals, weddings and religion ceremonies; outdoor exercise activities are allowed at any time. Non-Mobility Pass holders: restricted mobility; permits required for essential activity; a maximum of two a week including one only at weekends. You should review the Chilean Government Paso a Paso website (https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso#situacioncomunal/).

Stage 2: Transition. Quarantine remains in place at weekends and bank holidays. Mobility Pass holders: free mobility at any time; interregional travels are allowed to any other ‘comuna’; social gatherings are allowed with maximum 10 people (all Mobility Pass holders); out/indoor exercise activities are allowed. Non-Mobility Pass holders: social gatherings of no more than five people allowed inside. You should review the Chilean Government Paso a Paso website (https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso#situacioncomunal/).

Stage 3: Preparation. Under this stage there are no mobility restrictions within the comuna; Mobility Pass holders: free movement among comunas and interregional travel is allowed; social gathering with maximum 20 people (all Mobility Pass holders); in/outdoor exercise activities are allowed at any time. Non Mobility Pass holders: social gatherings capped at 10 people. You should review the Chilean Government Paso a Paso website.

Stage 4: Initial opening. Significant step that aims to re-open certain low risk activities and to avoid crowds and physical contact. Social gatherings with no more than 40 people permitted if all are Mobility Pass holders; cinemas, theatres, restaurants and cafes allowed to function at 25% capacity; restaurants and cafés allowed to open to the public at 25% capacity. You should review the Chilean Government Paso a Paso website (https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso#situacioncomunal/) for more details.

The Government’s ‘Paso a Paso’ website (https://www.gob.cl/pasoapaso/) outlines which phase-out stage each comuna of Chile is under the heading (‘Situación Comunal’).

In those areas under Stage 1 ‘quarantine’ you are only allowed to leave your residence under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food or medical supplies, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual (https://comisariavirtual.cl/). Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish.

Individuals that wish to pass the sanitary cordons must obtain a “Salvoconducto” permit (https://comisariavirtual.cl/) and a “Health Passport” (https://www.c19.cl/formularios.html ) (under “viajeros regionales” for residents or “viajeros regionales” for foreign visitors), at least 24 hours before.

Information on the areas of Chile that have sanitary cordons is available on the Government’s ‘Plan de Acción’ (https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/plandeaccion/)

Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” (https://www.c19.cl/) prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.

From 1 October a health passport (pasaporte sanitario C19) will only be required for interregional travel on public transport (plane, bus or train), and will be required by the operator. From 1 November the health passport will not be required, only the Mobility Pass will be requested.
 

Sources

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