Chile (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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 days is required for all countries.

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 10.02.2021
1. Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile.
2. Nationals and residents of Chile who have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
3. Flights from the United Kingdom to Chile are suspended.
4. Passengers are allowed to enter Chile via Santiago (SCL).
– This does not apply to following passengers, who can enter through all airports:
– nationals and residents of Chile;
– parents and children of nationals and residents of Chile;
– passengers with a certificate of marriage or of registered partnership with a national or resident of Chile, if the relationship is registered in Chile;
– spouses and partners of nationals or residents of Chile registered abroad with a safe-conduct issued by a consulate of Chile.
5. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR SARS-CoV-2 test result. The test must have been 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.
6. 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.
7. Passengers must have a travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000 to cover of all expenses originated by Coronavirus (COVID-19), e.g., medical treatments, repatriation costs, etc.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile.
8. Passengers must undergo “Passenger Tracking” for 14 days or until they leave Chile.
9. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.
10. Passengers are subject to quarantine.

 

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.

All other travellers (including Chileans, resident and non-resident foreign nationals) must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in Chile. After day 7 there is an option to take a local PCR test to potentially shorten the quarantine. If the result is negative, quarantine may be lifted.

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 14 day quarantine will remain in place.

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 March 2021

Restaurants and cafes in Chile are re-opening with variations between regions, under social distancing regulations.

In high-risk areas, restaurants are open for takeout and delivery only.

Bars remain closed.

Most non-essential and leisure businesses and attractions in Chile are re-opening with variations between regions, under social distancing regulations.
In high-risk areas, non-essential businesses and attractions are closed.

Wearing face masks is required in public places and public transportation.
 

Sources

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