Read about the restrictions and requirements to travel Patagonia and enjoy the best landscapes of Argentina and Chile.

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Can I travel to Patagonia?

Yes! Both Chilean and Argentine borders are opened.

To avoid isolation upon arrival, passengers must have a complete vaccination schedule, present a PCR test before boarding (72 hs) and a second negative PCR test between the 3rd and 5th day of their stay.*

We strongly suggest booking a Covid travel insurance before travelling.

*Children without a complete vaccination record don’t need to stay isolated for 7 days.

 


 

Which are the numbers of vaccinated people in Patagonia ?

In Argentina, almost 80% of Argentine Patagonia’s population was vaccinated with the first dosis while approximately 70% are fully vaccinated. Among the vaccines given in Argentina are: Convidecia, Comirnaty, Sputnik V, Covishield, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Moderna.

Crossing the Andes, Chile has almost 99.6% of Patagonia’s population fully vaccinated. Among the vaccines given in this country are: Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, CanSino (Saval) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

 


 

Are National Parks open in Patagonia?

Yes, both Argentina and Chile have opened their National Parks.

 

Requirements to enter the different destinations

 

 

El Calafate & El Chaltén

  • The first dose of COVID-19 vaccine given 14 days prior to entrance. If travellers don’t present at least one dose of the vaccine, they’ll need to present a COVID-19 negative test. This is required for all people over 16 years of age (48 hours prior to the trip by air or 72 hours by land).

 

 

Peninsula Valdés

  • Present the certificate of circulation
  • Present the affidavit

 

 

Bariloche

  • Present the certificate of circulation
  • Present the affidavit

 

 

Ushuaia

  • Present the certificate of circulation
  • Have COVID-19 insurance

 

Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas & Puerto Natales

  • Present the “Mobility Pass”

 

 

COVID-19 Protocol at Chilean Airports in Patagonia

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.

 

COVID-19 Protocol at Argentine Airports in Patagonia

Passengers travelling through Argentina should present a certificate of circulation.

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

It is recommended to arrive early since preventive measures may require more time to complete the protocols at the airport.

Signs on floors will indicate the minimum required separation distance.

Temperature control when entering.

Hand sanitizer will be available for all travelers.

During the flight

  • Air conditioning system with special high-efficiency filters (HEPA, High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters) that constantly renew the cabin air.
  • Only mineral water is offered upon request.
  • Reading material, blankets and pillows are temporarily suspended.
  • 100 ml of alcohol gel is the only sanitizer allowed for use on board.

 


 

When disembarking

  • The crew indicates when each seat can be unoccupied.
  • Respect the recommended distance when descending.

 

COVID-19 Protocol at Argentine Bus Stations

Passengers should present 2 certificates: International passenger motor transport service & Interurban passenger motor transport service of national jurisdiction.

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

Signs on floors will indicate the minimum separation distance required.

Temperature control when entering.

Hand sanitizer will be available for all travelers.

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

 

While travelling

  • For every type of vehicle and car, the occupancy is limited to 80%.
  • Once the passengers are on board, personnel designated by the transport company will inform that they must report the appearance of symptoms during the trip to the crew.
  • There should be 20 air changes per hour through the bus’s air conditioning in non-recirculation mode.
  • Blankets, pillows, magazines and headphones are suspended. The passenger, if he wishes, may provide
  • Catering service, coffee and juice machines are 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 1.5 meters.
  • In order to enter each province, the travellers must follow their requirements.

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