Chile welcomed travelers from around the world this past October 1st after over a year and a half with closed borders and restrictions. Since then, government authorities have updated the Protected Borders Plan because the country has reported very low Covid-19 infection rates. Starting November 1st, the 5-day isolation period previously announced is no longer mandatory; travelers who are fully vaccinated and validate their vaccination status prior to traveling, as well as take a Covid-19 PCR test in Chile presenting negative results, can travel throughout the country without a quarantine. Visitors are still able to enter through dedicated airports in Santiago, Iquique, or Antofagasta.
To enter Chile, all travelers will have to complete a series of mandatory requirements:
- A negative Covid-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel to Chile.
- Completion of the 'Travelers’ Affidavit' form 72 hours prior to travel at c19.cl. The electronic form includes contact information, medical history, and previous travel history.
- Travel insurance to cover any medical expenses related to Covid-19 with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000 for health benefits.
- Visitors have the option to complete the full 5-day isolation period announced in September or temporarily isolate until receiving a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which can only be taken in Chile. In both cases, travelers will also have to present proof of a Covid-19 vaccine, which will allow visitors to obtain the Mobility Pass issued by the Chilean Ministry of Health. The pass must be requested at mevacuno.gob.cl/ prior to traveling.
- Those who travel to Chile without an approved Mobility Pass will have to isolate for a total of 7 days.
- Every person must still comply with the traveler’s follow up process, which is done over a period of 14 days and consists of daily self-reporting of health status, current location, and testing via email.