Travel Tales of Argentina
Last updated: 04/01/2021
Torres del Paine it’s a beautiful place to visit, but since March Chile’s borders have been closed to tourism due to Covid-19 and its pandemic.
If you are wondering “are the Torres del Paine open?”, the answer is yes. On November 26, after eight months of waiting, the opening of Torres del Paine was confirmed. At the moment, all the trails are open to travel the famous W Circuit and people who come from phase 3 or higher will be able to visit Torres del Paine National Park.
This opening will be gradual and respecting all sanitary measures. In this first stage the following will be possible:
During the pandemic, only eleven people visited the park on a daily basis. During December 2020, there have been 359 people visiting Torres del Paine. Last year, in a single day only at the base of the Towers, 1,200 or 1,300 people entered.
While this information may seem daunting, the reality is that it is a great time to visit Torres del Paine if the government requirements are met. Fewer tourists, fewer people hanging around, less chance of getting Covid-19. For this reason, we will tell you about the restrictions for traveling to Chile and, if you meet the requirements, we encourage you to visit Torres del Paine.
Moving across Chile, including Torres del Paine, travelers will have to navigate national and local curfews, wear face coverings in all urban areas, and accept that Chile’s travel restrictions may change rapidly and disrupt their travel plans.
They’ll have to considerer this travel restrictions:
“Can Americans travel to Torres del Paine?”, it’s another question that maybe you are asking. The answer is yes. But as all travelers, they will have to present the three mandatory documents when boarding:
Also, 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.
Beyond Chile’s travel restrictions, there are some general recommendations to keep in mind to enjoy your trip to Torres del Paine in the safest way possible.
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