Is Chile open to travel

Is Chile Open for Tourists? – Latest Chile Travel Restrictions

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Last update: 11/15/2021

Chile has reopened its borders to vaccinated international travelers as of October 1, 2021.

All international travelers must be fully vaccinated and validate their proof of vaccination here before entering Chile in order to obtain a 30-day mobility pass. They must also have proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours of departure, complete an online  Affidavit for Travelers form up to 48 hours prior to departure, and have COVID-19 travel insurance with a minimum of $30,000 worth of COVID-19 related coverage.

All international travelers must self-isolate for 5 days from their arrival in Chile. They will receive follow-up forms by email for 14 days after their arrival, which they must complete promptly.

Can I travel to Chile right now?

Vaccinated travelers from any country can visit Chile at the moment. Below is a map of all the countries that can visit Chile at the moment.

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Travelers from any country can enter Chile as long as they are vaccinated.

Chile has not banned vaccinated travelers from any country.

Chile COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

Chile’s entry requirements for international travelers are fairly strict.

 

Can I travel to Chile now

Chile COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

 

All international travelers must be fully vaccinated and validate their proof of vaccination here before entering Chile. Validating their proof of vaccination will give them a 30-day mobility pass.

All international travelers must also have proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to departure and submit an online Affidavit for Travelers form up to 48 hours before departure. They must have COVID-19 travel insurance with a minimum of $30,000 worth of COVID-19 related coverage.

Upon arrival in Chile, all international travelers must self-isolate for 5 days. Self-isolation can take place at a previously declared residence or accommodation.

For the first 14 days of their time in Chile, international travelers must also complete a daily tracking form about any COVID-19 symptoms they may have. They will receive the form via email and must complete it promptly.

Chilean citizens and residents must have proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to departure and complete the online Affidavit for Travelers form up to 48 hours prior to departure.

Chilean citizens and residents must quarantine for 7 days from their arrival. If they have a mobility pass, they can quarantine at home, but if they do not, they will have to quarantine at a hotel. Chilean citizens and residents will also receive follow-up forms by email for 14 days after their arrival, which they must complete promptly.

COVID-19 vaccine to travel to Chile

In order to enter Chile, all international travelers must be fully vaccinated, which means at least 14 days must have elapsed since they received the final dose of their vaccine.

 Travelers must validate their vaccination status here before entering Chile, which will give them a 30-day mobility pass that they can use after they complete their 5-day quarantine.

The vaccine must be approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or European Medicines Agency (EMA). Currently, the Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, CanSino, and Generium (Sputnik-V) vaccines are all acceptable.

Chilean and residents who have a mobility pass can complete their 7-day quarantine at their residence.

Is PCR testing mandatory to travel to Chile?

All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to departure.

If your trip to Chile involves layovers, your PCR test result must be from within 72 hours of boarding your final flight to Chile.

Is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Chile?

All international travelers must quarantine for 5 days from their arrival in Chile at a previously declared residence or accommodation.

Chilean citizens and residents must quarantine for 7 days from their arrival. If they have a mobility pass, they can quarantine at their residence. Chilean citizens and residents without a mobility pass must quarantine at a hotel.

All travelers must also complete a tracking form for the first 14 days of their time in Chile. They will receive the form daily by email and must complete it promptly.

Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage to visit Chile

All international travelers must have health insurance with COVID-19 coverage to enter Chile. The health insurance policy must cover them for the duration of their stay and have a minimum coverage of USD $30,000 for charges related to COVID-19.

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Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage to visit Chile

If you’re looking for travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage that will meet Chile’s coverage requirement, Heymondo is a fantastic choice. Their policies offer coverage that exceeds Chile’s minimum coverage requirement, since Heymondo covers up to USD $10,000,000 for overseas emergency medical expenses. You can even save 5% on their policies with the discount link below.

Other travel restrictions for Chile during COVID-19

Chile has a few other travel restrictions in place:

  • All travelers must submit an online Affidavit for Travelers form up to 48 hours before departure.
  • All travelers will undergo health screenings upon arrival in Chile.
  • Face masks are required in all public areas.
  • Social distancing rules must be observed.
  • You may need a tourist visa to visit Chile. Check if you need one below.

What’s open in Chile

Chile has introduced a “Paso a Paso” (“Step by Step”) system with different restrictions and permitted activities at each step. There are 4 steps:

  • Step 1: Quarantine
  • Step 2: Transition
  • Step 3: Preparation
  • Step 4: Opening

Chile’s comunas (neighborhoods) are all in different steps and may change steps based on their situation. More information on the “Paso a Paso” system is available here (in Spanish only). You can check which step each comuna is in here (in Spanish only).

Hotels that are open in Chile

Hotels in Chile are open, albeit with increased health and safety measures. If you’re wondering where to stay, these are some of the places we recommend in Santiago de Chile:

Guests must wear face masks at all times and abide by social distancing protocols. They will have their temperatures taken at the entrance to the hotel and must sanitize their hands. Hand sanitizer and/or handwashing facilities will be available for guests to disinfect their hands.

More details on hotel regulations can be found here.

Beaches that are open in Chile

Beaches in Chile are open for swimmers and sunbathers alike.

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Beaches that are open in Chile

Beachgoers must wear masks at all times, except when they are in the water and are more than two meters away from others. They should bring their own cleaning and disinfection supplies, such as hand sanitizer, face masks, and antibacterial wipes.

More information on beach regulations is available here.

Attractions that are open and tours that are operating in Chile

Because attractions are open and tours are operating in most areas of Chile, there is plenty to do right now: you can visit museums, explore national parks, go camping, and more. These are our favorite things to do in Chile at the moment:

At national parks, zoos, and museums, visitors must wear masks at all times and abide by social distancing protocols. They will have their temperatures taken at the entrance to national parks and zoos.

On tours, visitors must wear masks at all times and wash their hands frequently. They will have their temperatures taken by the tour guide.

More information on attraction and tour regulations can be found here.

Restaurants that are open in Chile

Excited to eat lots of delicious Chilean food? Luckily, Chile’s restaurants are open.

In Step 1 areas, restaurants are closed for dining in. Only delivery is available. In Step 2 areas, only customers with mobility passes can dine indoors. Customers can dine outdoors with or without mobility passes. Restaurants can only open on weekdays.

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Restaurants that are open in Chile

In Step 3 and Step 4 areas, only customers with mobility passes can dine indoors. All customers can dine outdoors.

At all restaurants, customers must wear face masks at all times, except when they are eating and drinking. They will have their temperatures taken at the entrance and must sanitize their hands before entering.

You can find more information on restaurant regulations here (in Spanish only) and here.

Airports that are open in Chile

Santiago International Airport has currently suspended the majority of international flights, so limited flights are operating.

Travelers must wear face masks and keep one meter away from others who are not in their household. They should also sanitize their hands. Travelers should expect to undergo health screenings on arrival.

Curfew in Chile

There is a daily nationwide curfew from 12 AM to 5 AM.

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Curfew in Chile

Step 2 areas are under a stay-at-home order on weekends and holidays. Exercise on weekends and holidays is allowed from 5 AM to 10 AM.

Step 3, 4, and 5 areas are only subject to the nationwide curfew.

Where to get a PCR test in Chile – COVID-19 testing in Chile

Your country may require you to take a PCR test in order to fly back home. If you need to get a PCR test in Chile, you can find information on testing here.

Chile reopening its borders to tourists – F.A.Q.

Check out these FAQs related to Chile reopening for tourists and let us know if you have any other questions in the comments below.

Yes, you can travel to Chile right now as long as you are vaccinated.

There are currently 5,000+ active cases and 37,000+ deaths due to COVID-19 in Chile as of today. The CDC classifies travel to Chile as “Level 3 – High Risk.” If you have a pre-existing condition or any health condition that could increase your chances of serious illness, do not travel to Chile. Additionally, even if you are not high-risk, you should reconsider traveling to Chile.

Yes, foreigners who are not vaccinated cannot currently enter Chile.

Yes, international travelers must self-isolate for 5 days from their arrival in Chile. Chilean citizens and residents must self-isolate for 7 days from their arrival.

Yes, you must have proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to departure.

Yes, there is a daily nationwide curfew from 12 AM to 5 AM.

Yes, you must have a sanitary passport to travel between comunas (regions) in Chile.

Yes, Chile’s hotels are open.

Yes, Santiago International Airport is open.

Yes, restaurants in Chile are open. In Step 1 areas, they are only open for delivery. In Step 2, 3, and 4 areas, only customers with mobility passes can dine indoors. All customers can dine outdoors.

Yes, beaches in Chile are open.

Yes, tours and excursions are currently operating.

Yes, attractions are open.

Yes, Americans can currently travel to Chile.

Yes, Canadian tourists can visit Chile right now.

Sources

We will update this guide on Chile reopening to tourism with any new developments. If you need more information on travel to Chile, you can check these official sources:

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Hi, I'm Ascen, a globetrotter based in Philadelphia, USA. I enjoy exploring new landscapes and creating in-depth travel guides for Capture the Atlas.

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