Chile reopening border from October 1
Chile will open its borders to vaccinated visitors next month, on October 1 with a five-day quarantine period as part of the country’s four-step opening plan, the Chile Tourism Board announced on September 16.
Travellers will be required to show a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before entering Chile, undergo a mandatory 5-day quarantine, have medical travel insurance and show proof of vaccination, public health chief Paula Daza said.
“Chile is ready to welcome travellers from around the world beginning on October 1st 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,” the tourism board said in a press statement. “Visitors will be able to enter through dedicated airports in Santiago, Iquique or Antofagasta.”
Entry Requirements for foreigners to enter Chile as of October 1, 2021.
- To have a negative PCR, taken 72 hours before departure, counting from the last boarding on flights with stopovers
- To have received a complete vaccination program, which you must validate before entering Chile at mevacuno.gob.cl to obtain a 30-day mobility pass, which becomes active after the mandatory confinement. Vaccines must be those approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
- Fill out the “Affidavit for Travelers” form online, up to 48 hours before departure, in which you will provide your contact and health information and your travel details. This form will issue a QR code as a means of verification. This form is available at www.c19.cl
- Anyone entering Chile must remain in mandatory isolation for five days. This compulsory isolation must be carried out at a previously declared home, hotel or residence.
- To have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000, which covers any expenses caused by Covid-19.
- For 14 days after you enter the country, you will receive a follow-up form sent daily to your e-mail. Timely completion is mandatory.