Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I travel to Chile?

Yes, 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.

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 30-day Mobility Pass, which becomes active after the mandatory confinement. 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). If travelers don’t hold the “Mobility Pass”, they’ll have to stay isolated for 7 days after arrival.
  • 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.  Test results can take a few hours, and be done at the airport or point of entry and the cost is CLP$ 35,000.
  • 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.

As of October 2021, Chile opened its borders to foreigners, requiring, in addition to the conditions mentioned above, mandatory isolation for 5 days. This mandatory isolation must be carried out in a previously declared address, hotel, or residence. The place of isolation must not be more than two hours from the arrival airport. Starting on November 1st, this requirement won’t be needed and travelers will only have to stay isolated until they receive their negative PCR result after arriving to Chile.

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 14 days after entering the country, travellers will receive a follow-up form sent daily to their e-mail.

 

Travellers are able to enter Chile through the following airports:

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

 


 

What about Chile’s Vaccination Plan?

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

As of September 21st, Chile had already vaccinated 13,254,229 people with one dose, representing 87.19% of the target population. With the complete vaccination scheme there are 12,788,050 people, which corresponds to 84.13% of the target population.

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 450 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.