Everything you need to know for your vacation in Chile. Find the answers to what are the safety protocols to enter the country and enjoy your trip in Chile.

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I travel to Chile?

Chile opened its borders for foreign travellers on October 1st. You need a negative PCR (taken 72 hours before departure), present a complete vaccination program, a Mobility Pass, the “Affidavit for Travelers” and Travel Medical Insurance.

You will also need to take a PCR test upon arrival and stay isolated until you receive your negative result.

Starting on December 1st, foreign travellers who have been during the last 14 days, in the following African countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botsuan, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique won’t be able to enter Chile.

As of February 3rd, travellers will be able to enter Easter Island presenting a negative PCR taken 48 hs before flying and following all the procedures required by the Government of Chile.

For more information, you can visit https://chile.travel/en/planviajarachile or contact one of our specialists who will help you planning your trip to Chile.

 


 

Are commercial flights operating in Chile?

Yes, commercial flights are operating for both locals and foreign travelers.

On September 7th, Sky Airlines began operating bi-weekly flights to Puerto Natales from Santiago with a stopover in Puerto Montt.

 


 

Is public transportation operating in Chile?

Yes, you can travel between regions but only with a “Mobility Pass”.

 


 

When will I be able to travel to Chile?

Borders opened for travellers on October 1st. Non-resident foreigners are able to enter Chile following the next measures:

  • Having a negative PCR, taken 72 hours before departure, counting from the last boarding on flights with stopovers.
  • Presenting a complete vaccination program, which they must validate before entering Chile at mevacuno.gob.cl to obtain a Mobility Pass. Vaccines must be those approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Up to date, the vaccines approved by these organizations are the following: Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, CanSino y Generium (Sputnik-V). The approval and/or denial of the Mobility Pass can take up to 30 days but the average tends to be 2 weeks. When “approved” or “temporarily approved”, passengers are allowed to travel around Chile.
  • Filling the “Affidavit for Travelers” form online, up to 48 hours before departure, in which you will provide your contact and health information and your travel details. This form will issue a QR code as a means of verification. This form is available at https://www.c19.cl/
  • Presenting a negative PCR test upon arrival and staying isolated until you receive your negative result. Test results can take a few hours, and be done at the airport or point of entry and the cost is USD 40. Passengers can fly to a domestic destination while waiting for the PCR test result or wait for the results at their first destination. If travellers are entering Chile through a border crossing point, the PCR test must be done at the point and the isolation in their first declared destination.
  • Presenting medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000, which covers any expenses caused by COVID-19.
  • If you are travelling with kids and they are older than 6 years, they must have a complete vaccination program validated before entering Chile. If they are younger they must remain in mandatory isolation for 7 days.

In addition, visitors also have to arrive to the stated place of isolation by private transportation, directly from the place of entry into the country, him/her being prevented from staying the night in a different place or interacting with other persons.

For 10 days upon your arrival to Chile, visitors must respond to an obligatory follow-up form sent to them everyday via email.

Passengers travelling through Chile that would like to visit Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas or Puerto Natales, will need to present a negative PCR test (taken less than 3 days prior entering these destinations).

Travellers are able to enter Chile through the following airports:

  • Arturo Merino Benítez Airport (SCL)
  • Iquique Airport (IQQ)
  • Antofagasta Airport (ANF)
  • Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)

 


 

What about Chile’s Vaccination Plan?

Chile’s National Vaccination Program against COVID-19 began on February 3rd, 2021.

As of November 29th, Chile has vaccinated 93,36% of the population with the first dosis while 90,96% are fully vaccinated.

Among the vaccines given are: Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, CanSino (Saval) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

 

 


 

What is the daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases?

COVID-19 infections have fallen significantly in Chile, with an average of 2200 cases each day.

 


 

Which measures are being taken in Chile?

Chile is going through a “Step by Step” Plan which is is a gradual strategy to face the pandemic according to the health situation of each area. These 4 gradual steps go from Quarantine to Opening. Nowadays, most of the regions are at this last step named “Opening” that follows these measures:

  • Unrestricted movement is allowed.
  • Restaurants are allowed with a distance of 2 meters between tables. Every area must be aired out and indoor areas can only be entered by locales with mobility pass.

 


 

Are National Parks open in Chile?

Yes, all the National Parks are open. Visitors must maintain a one-meter distance between them.

 


 

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for travellers in Chile?

Yes, and the test results reliably available within 72 hours. A COVID-19 test can be taken at any public hospital or private clinic.
The exam will cost around CLP $25,000. Travellers must pay for their own testing, whether by direct payment to the medical institution or through insurance.

COVID-19 Protocol at Chilean Airports

The use of a face mask is mandatory at all times.

Travellers must fill the “Passenger Location Form”

Signs on floors will indicate the minimum required separation distance.

Hand sanitizer will be available for all travelers.

Before flying

  • Touching the venue’s handles, gadgets in place, or your face is not permitted.
  • Pay attention to the directions of aviation staff.
  • Carry as few objects as possible in your pockets to avoid cluttering the control area. If this is not feasible, hold them in your hands and swiftly place them on trays.
  • Queue only if your name is called.
  • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from the boarding queue.

 


 

After the flight

  • Remember to sanitise your hands
  • Remove your luggage only when instructed.

COVID-19 Protocol at Chilean Bus Stations

Passengers need to present the “Mobility Pass”.

Travellers should keep a distance of 1 meter between them.

The bus should be aired out before and after the trip.

Hand sanitizer will be available for all travelers.

Temperature control when entering.

While travelling

  • Blankets, pillows, newspapers, and headphones are suspended.
  • Catering service, coffee and juice machines are also suspended.

 


 

When descending

  • Descending will be ordered by rows, respecting the required social distances.
  • When collecting luggage, a line must be made while maintaining the social distance of 1 meter.