Chile Open to Visitors from 01 Nov 2021
Updated 23 Oct 2021 Immediate Release
CHILE COVID RESTRICTIONS LIFTED and
BRITISH AIRWAYS REOPENS DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SANTIAGO
From 02 Dec 2021
British Airways is running direct flights between London and Santiago 3 times a week.
From London Dep 22:15hrs: Mon / Weds / Sat
From Santiago Dep13:00hrs : Tue / Thurs / Sun
From 01 November 2021
Chile lifts incoming restrictions for foreigners visiting the country, as long as they:
PLEASE NOTE: The Chilean tourism authority has been in communication with the Chilean Minister of Health with a view to potentially changing the need for a PCR test upon arrival to Chile as well as the second test currently required for those people going on to Patagonia.
As soon as we have an update to any changes, we will publish them here.
However, in the meantime the following are the regulations for entering Chile as a foreigner from November 01, 2021. We will keep all of our clients up to date.
In Short (please scroll down for full details)
1 – You must have medical insurance cover to USD30,000.
2 – You must be FULLY vaccinated and validate these from a Chilean web site (info
below). You will get a QR code.
3 – 24hrs prior to your departure you must log on to another Chilean web site and sign an affidavit. You will get a QR code.
4 – You must arrive to Chile with a NEGATIVE PCR test.
Upon Arrival to Santiago (land borders remain closed)
1 – You must take another PCR test (free of charge) upon arrival to Chile.
2 – You must wait 24hrs for the result of the PCR test.
If Going on to Patagonia
1 – If going to Patagonia you must have a negative PCR test within 72hrs of entering Patagonia.
NOTE: Experience Chile will offer, FREE OF CHARGE to our clients 2 nights in one of our partner hotels in Santiago whilst you wait for the PCR test results. This is subject to your itinerary value being over USD4,000 for TWO people (offer for min two people) and if we are making the arrangements.
1 – Foreigners must have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000, which covers any medical expenses caused by Covid-19.
2 – One month prior to departure from your country of origin.
Have proof of being double vaccinated in your country of origin, validated by the Chilean Health Service here: www.mevacuno.gob.cl . You need to ENTER this web site. With this you will receive a MOBILITY pass with QR code. 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).
NOTE: This process CAN TAKE up to 30 days. Therefore, you will need to enter this Chilean web site at LEAST one month prior to arrival to Chile and fill in the required form. The first thing to do is at the top right of the web site, move the bar to “Extranjero Turista” in order to set the site for visiting tourists.
This is in SPANISH only and you will need to create a password (contraseña) and then re-enter with your email and password.
3 – 72hrs Prior to your departure from your country of origin.
You need to count back 72hrs from arrival to Chile if you flight involves connections and stop overs. You need a:
NEGATIVE PCR test result – KEEP THE PROOF of this result.
4 – UPON ARRIVAL TO CHILE you will need to take a PCR test at the airport (free of charge). You then go to YOUR HOTEL OF CHOICE and wait for the result. This will take between 24hrs to 48hrs. As long as the result is NEGATIVE you are free to continue on your trip.
NOTE: EXPERIENCE CHILE SUGGESTS A TWO-NIGHT STAY IN SANTIAGO TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN PLACE IF THE RESULT TAKES LONGER THAN 24HRS.
HOWEVER, WE WILL OFFER ALL OF OUR CLIENTS 2 FREE NIGHTS AT A DECENT PARTNER HOTEL WHEN WE ARE HANDLING YOUR FULL ITINEARY IN CHILE TO A VALUE MORE THAN USD4,000 (MIN TWO PEOPLE).
5 – 48hrs prior to departure from your country of origin.
Download an affidavit from this web site: www.c19.cl . Please print this off, but if you have the option to send to your cell phone, do that too. It will have a QR code.
6 – IF GOING TO PATAGONIA
You will need a negative PCR test, taken NO LONGER than 72hrs prior to arriving to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales.
NOTE: WE WILL UPDATE AND CLARIFY THIS AS SOON AS WE CAN.
Foreigners, as well as Chilean and Non-Chilean residents, may enter Chile by air through the airports in Santiago, Iquique, and Antofagasta.
LAND BORDERS WILL NOT BE OPEN. THEREFORE, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN EL CALAFATE TO TORRES DEL PAINE OR VICE-VERSA.
For 14 days after arrival to Chile, you will receive a follow-up form sent daily to YOUR EMAIL. IT IS IMPORTANT TO RESPOND TO THIS SOON AFTER RECEIPT.
If you are traveling with kids, please advise that from 6 years old, children must have a complete vaccination program validated before entering Chile. If they are younger than 6 years of age, they must remain in mandatory isolation for seven days. Considering this reality, it would be better to postpone your trip if you have young children with you.
RECOMMENDED: TRAVEL WITH ALL VACCINATION DOCUMENTS
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