ENTRY TO CHILE – Updated to 30 December, 2021
Who can enter Chile?
All non-resident foreigners who have been awarded a Chilean Mobility Pass, which is the certificate of vaccination against coronavirus. Vaccines received abroad must have been previously validated in Chile to obtain it.
Non-resident foreigners in Chile under 6 years of age who have not been able to access the coronavirus vaccination, without the need for a Chilean Mobility Pass.
Non-resident foreigners in Chile who comply with any of the exceptions contained in Decree 295 of the Ministry of the Interior.
Who cannot enter Chile?
The entry of non-resident foreigners who have spent the last 14 days in at least one of the following African countries is prohibited, regardless of their vaccination status:
- South Africa
BORDER CROSSINGS ENABLED FOR ENTRY TO THE COUNTRY
- Arturo Merino Benítez Airport
- Iquique airport
- Antofagasta airport
- Punta Arenas airport
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER CHILE
Negative result of the PCR test, whose sample collection cannot be older than 72 hours. These are counted until the time of departure of the flight with final destination Chile if you enter by air, or until the time of entry to Chile if you enter by land. If a person presents a persistent positive result due to having been infected with the virus in the last month, they can attach two positive PCR results, where the sampling of one must have been carried out up to 72 hours before shipment or entry and the other must have been made with more than 14 days of difference with the date of shipment or entry, but with less than a month from the same. Children under two years of age are exempt from this requirement.
Affidavit for travelers from abroad, available at www.c19.cl. All travelers, of all ages, must complete the «Affidavit of Travelers» form electronically and up to 48 hours before boarding (in case of coming by air) or entering the country (in case of coming by land). In this form you must attach the negative PCR result and travel medical insurance.
Travel medical insurance: This requirement is only for foreigners not residing in the country. The traveler must attach to the Affidavit of Travelers a certificate of medical insurance that covers the expenses that may cause medical assistance, hospital care and repatriation, during their entire stay in the country, including coverage of any expenses originated by Covid- 19. The minimum amount of coverage for health benefits must be USD $ 30,000.
These documents will be required by the operator of the means of transport when boarding it, and by the health authority when entering the country.
SANITARY MEASURES ON ENTERING CHILE
Those who have a complete vaccination scheme validated by the Ministry of Health: upon entry to the country, a coronavirus detection test (PCR) will be performed. Until you receive the negative result of this test, you must comply with quarantine at an address reported in the Affidavit. To get to this place, domestic flight connections are allowed, even if you have not yet received the negative result of the coronavirus screening test performed upon admission. Once the Ministry of Health receives the negative result of the test from the laboratory, it will proceed to enable the mobility pass.
Those who are less than 6 years old, who have not been able to access vaccination for coronavirus and travel with a father, mother or legal guardian with a complete vaccination scheme validated by the Ministry of Health: to children between 2 and 6 years old who enter the country with their father, mother or legal guardian who, if they have a complete vaccination scheme validated upon entry to the country, will be tested for the detection of coronavirus (PCR). Until you receive the negative result of this test, you must serve quarantine at an address reported in the Affidavit. To get to this place, domestic flight connections are allowed, even if you have not yet received the negative result of the coronavirus screening test performed upon admission. Children under two years of age who enter the country with their father, mother or legal guardian who, if they have a complete validated vaccination scheme, will be able to enter the country without having to undergo a coronavirus detection test upon entering the country or quarantine.
Those who are not vaccinated or do not have a complete vaccination scheme validated by the Ministry of Health: this alternative is available only to non-resident foreigners who comply with any exception listed in Decree 295 of 2021 of the Ministry of the Interior at the point of entry to the country will be tested for coronavirus detection (PCR). In addition, they must carry out 168 hours (7 days) of quarantine, counted from the sanitary control at the point of entry into the country. A negative result of the test for detection of coronavirus carried out at the point of entry into the country, does NOT allow the end of the quarantine period.
The quarantine can be a declared address or in a hotel room. All the cohabitants who are in the declared address to carry out the quarantine, must also carry out the same quarantine, that is, no one can enter or leave the home during that period, even if they are vaccinated people. The information on the place of quarantine, and the details of the cohabitants must be entered in the Affidavit of the Traveler prior to entering the country, available at www.c19.cl.
They must arrive at the declared address by private transport and directly from entering the country without the possibility of spending the night or interacting with other people. Collective public means of transport may not be used, including train, buses and airplanes. The transfer in minor public transport (taxis) or the use of the private transfer companies that work in the airports is allowed, for journeys of less than two hours under strict sanitary protocol. In this case, you can only share a vehicle with the same group with which you traveled. In the event that the quarantine place is more than two hours from the point of entry into the country, the driver of the means of transport must isolate himself for the same days.
During the quarantine, the traveler and their co-inhabitants may NOT: Leave the home or hotel room, receive visitors, go for a walk with pets, go to work, attend educational establishments or use public transport.
During the 10 days following entry, all travelers must complete a symptom self-report form, which will be received in the e-mail declared in the Affidavit. On this form, you will need to complete a health and location survey. That person who presents symptoms of coronavirus, must remain in isolation, report their symptoms in the form that they will receive in their email and wait for the contact of the health authority. In the event that the symptoms are fever greater than 37.8 ° C, sudden loss of smell or sudden loss of taste, the traveler should go to a health center as soon as possible, using their mask and avoiding using public transport. complying with all pertinent sanitary measures. If you have any questions, call Salud Responde at 600 360 7777.
Testing: The traveler may undergo one or more diagnostic tests for COVID-19, either at the same point of entry into the country or in any of the following 10 days. Diagnostic tests can be PCR and / or antigen test. They may also be subjected to genotyping studies.
Inspection: Travelers who are in quarantine will be inspected in person at the declared place for compliance with it, at any day and time while the quarantine lasts. The examiner will verify that all the cohabitants reported in the traveler’s Affidavit (C19) are in the domicile and that there are no other undeclared persons in the domicile. In the case of a hotel, the inspector will verify that the person is in the room.
In case of failing to comply with any of the previous measures, the traveler will be sanctioned according to the provisions of Book X of the Health Code, the Penal Code and Law No. 20,393, as appropriate. The amount of the fine applied to the sanitary summary for infractions to current regulations can reach up to 1000 UTM ($ 50,000,000).
In addition to the health summary, the mobility pass will be blocked for any traveler or co-inhabitant who does not comply with current health measures.
Isolation for positive cases: Travelers who are positive in any of the tests carried out in the 10-day traveler follow-up period, and their close contacts, must necessarily perform isolation in the place and for the period of time that the Health Authority determine. Includes minors.
To obtain the Mobility Pass, all vaccines received abroad must be validated by the Ministry of Health, on the platform set up for this process.