Chile Updates its Travel Requirements

On January 10, 2022, the Government of Chile updated its travel guidance for non-resident foreign travelers.

What to Expect

Travelers must:

  • Present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before boarding. This requirement is for every person over the age of 2.
  • Complete the “Traveler’s Affidavit” form online up to 48 hours before boarding.
  • Have health insurance with a minimum of USD 30,000 that includes coverage for any expenses arising from COVID-19.
  • Have completed a vaccination program before entering Chile. Children under six 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.
  • Undergo a mandatory PCR test upon arrival and quarantine until a negative result is obtained. People who do not have their vaccines validated must undergo quarantine for seven days, even if the result of the PCR is negative.

The entry is suspended for non-resident foreigners who have been in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique in the last 14 days. Chileans and resident foreigners who have been in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique must undergo an entry PCR and comply with a quarantine of at least seven days, regardless of the negative result of their PCR and their status of vaccination.

Erickson Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and guidance from government agencies and health advisories change often.

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