The Ministry of Health in Chile has updated the Protected Borders Plan. As of March 8th, the Covid-19 PCR and antigen test upon arrival are no longer mandatory, instead, visitors are subject to aleatory testing.
Visitors can enter Chile through dedicated airports in Santiago, Iquique, Antofagasta, and Punta Arenas. Visitors may also enter through land borders including Paso Futaleufu, Paso Huemules, Paso Jeinimeni, Paso Monte Aymond, and Paso Los Libertadores.
Updated Entry Requirements
Who may enter Chile?
- All non-resident foreigners (tourists) who present a complete vaccination certificate scheme valid by the Ministry of Health in Chile.
- All non-resident foreigners (tourists) under 6 years of age who have not been able to access vaccination against COVID-19.
- All non-resident foreigners (tourists) who meet any of the exceptions contained in Decree 295 of the Ministry of the Interior.
Who may not enter Chile?
Unvaccinated foreigners older than 6 years who don’t have a regular residence or a complete vaccination scheme valid by the Ministry of Health and that comply with any of the exceptions contained in Decree 295 of the Ministry of Interior.
To enter Chile, all travelers will have to complete a series of mandatory requirements:
Travelers must have a negative PCR taken 72 hours before boarding. In flights with stopovers, the last boarding point is considered. In case of entering by land, it cannot be older than 72 hours from the taking of the sample. This requirement is for every person over the age of 2.
Sworn declaration of travelers from abroad: Available at c19.cl. Every traveler, of all ages, needs to complete the form “Sworn Declaration of Travelers” electronically and up to 48 hours before boarding. Travelers must fill out this form and attach the result of the negative PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding.
Medical travel insurance: Chilean citizens, residents, and non-resident foreigners who comply with one or more of the special requirements in Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior will not need health insurance. Other travelers must have health insurance with a minimum coverage of $30,000.
To have completed a vaccination program (2 doses): Vaccination doses must be validated at mevacuno.gob.cl before entering Chile. The vaccination approval period will be informed to the traveler at the time of making the request, a procedure that may take up to 30 calendar days. Children under the age of 6 and non-resident foreigners who comply with one or more of the special requirements in Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior may enter without a complete vaccination program.
Vaccine Validation: Prior to their travel, visitors must enter mevacuno.gov.cl, create an account and fill out a form with personal information and attach documents that certify their vaccination status. Since every country has its own method of vaccination certificates, the Chilean authorities require a digital certificate with an electronic signature or a QR code that confirms that an official government agency issued the information. Those who have physical documentation, which cannot be corroborated in any electronic system, must present their documents accompanied by additional background information such as passport and laboratory test results to certify that they have positive lgM/lgG antibodies against Covid-19.
For more information, visit chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/.
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