Chile (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 03.05.2021
1. Until 31 May 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Chile;
– children of nationals and residents of Chile. They must have proof of their relationship;
– 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 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.
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 5 days at their own expense in a hotel booked at .
8. Passengers younger than 18 years traveling unaccompanied are subject to quarantine at home.


Detailed Tourist Information

From 5 April, all non-resident foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter Chile. The only exception would be for non-resident foreign nationals with specific permits or visas issued by a Chilean Consulate allowing you to enter during this specific period. This measure will be in place for the whole of April. The Chilean authorities will reassess this restriction at the end of April. Additionally, from 5 April at 5am, all Chilean borders (including Santiago Airport) will close for the whole of April. Chilean authorities will prohibit all non-essential overseas travel to Chileans and resident foreign nationals. There will be some exceptions that must be requested via the Comisaria Virtual website.

Lockdown Details

Chile is under a daily nationwide curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Starting Saturday, March 13 the curfew will begin at 10:00 pm.

Chile remains under a State of Emergency through June 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 – Cuarentena (

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