As of Oct. 1, 2021 Chile will once again be welcoming travelers from around the world after over a year and a half with closed borders and restrictions. The modification of the country’s Protected Borders Plan will allow entry to all fully vaccinated non-resident foreigners who meet the requirements. Visitors will be able to enter through dedicated airports in Santiago, Iquique or Antogagasta.
Chile first closed its borders to nonessential travel in March 2020 and reopened to international visitors on Nov. 23, 2020. Then, a rise in COVID-19 cases resulted in a second country-wide closure in April 2021.
To enter Chile, all travelers will have to complete a series of mandatory requirements, which include:
- Completion of the “Travelers’ Affidavit” form 72 hours prior to travel (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 $30,000 for health benefits.
- A negative Covid-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel.
- Proof of Covid-19 vaccine, which will allow visitors to obtain the Mobility Pass issued by the Chilean Ministry of Health. The pass can be requested at mevacuno.gob.cl.
- Upon entry, all visitors must complete a 5-day isolation period at an address of their choice and presented on the country’s entry form, which may be a hotel or a residence.
In addition to this mandatory 5-day isolation, every person must 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 e-mail.
For more information, visit chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan.
Other countries have recently opened up to U.S. travelers including Spain, the French West Indies & France, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Denmark.