Until August 31, only chilean and resident foreigners may enter.

29 July 2021

Requirements for entering Chile

As of April 5, non-resident foreigners are not allowed to enter the country.

New entry protocols

  • Until August 31, only chileans, permanent residents, and people arriving from countries without community transmission, as defined by the WHO, will be allowed to enter the country.
  • At the time of entry, protocols included in the requirements box will continue to apply.
  • Minors traveling alone may quarantine at home and the 5-day quarantine in a transit hotel is not mandatory for them.

New exit protocols

Leaving the country is not allowed, except special or essential cases, such as carrying out critical activities for the country, humanitarian issues, essential trips for health reasons, or that do not include returning to Chile. Permit to leave Chile may be requested at www.comisariavirtual.cl

Requirements for non-resident foreigners entering Chile
  • Proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding. On flights with layovers, the last boarding point is considered.
  • Complete the “Traveler’s Sworn Statement” electronic form up to 48 hours before boarding, in which you must provide your contact information, health and location history. This form will include a QR code as a means of verification. It can be completed at www.c19.cl
  • You will have to stay 5 days under quarantine in a transit hotel, where a new PCR test will be performed. If test is negative, you will be able to continue your 10-day quarantine period at your final destination and if test is positive, you will be transferred to a health residence. During the first 14 days after entering the country a follow-up form will be required which will be sent to your e-mail on a daily basis. Timely completion is mandatory.

 

PCR TEST

SWORN STATEMENT

MONITORING

79,4%

Population vaccinated in Chile

This percentage corresponds to the people vaccinated with first and second dose. Source: Ministry of Health.

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Passenger Quarantine Protocols

During the mandatory quarantine you and those that travelled with you may not:
  • Leave home or room, in case of staying in a hotel, or receive visitors.
  • Use time slot to do sports.
  • Go to work or school.
  • Meet with other people.
  • Obtain Transfer Permit and Health Passport from the Virtual Police Station
  • Use the Mobility Pass.

 

PCR or antigen tests will be performed randomly during the 10 days of quarantine. If result is positive, the traveler(s) will be transferred to a sanitary residence.

Failure to comply with this protocol will trigger a sanitary inquiry and Mobility Pass will be voided until corresponding fine is paid.

Travelers entering the country with minors will be quarantined at home upon arrival, including cohabitators, and must use private transportation to go home.

PCR Test

penalty fee

Home Isolation

What documentation do I need to travel to Chile?

Travelers from abroad and travelers among regions must fill out the corresponding forms in the following link:

www.c19.cl

 

COVID MODE LIFE PILLARS

Always keep in mind the basic and mandatory prevention measures in the context of a pandemic.

Use of face mask
The use of a face mask is mandatory in urban or populated areas, public roads, paid public or private transportation, elevators, enclosed areas, and common areas. This regulation is enforced throughout the domestic territory.

Physical distancing
People must keep a 1-meter minimum distance from each other.

Hygiene, cleaning, and disinfecting
Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. All establishments should have hand sanitizer gel and hygiene, cleaning, and disinfecting protocols available.

Public information 
Observe signage instructions stating capacity and health regulations posted in enclosed areas inside each establishment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry of foreign tourists will only take place through the Arturo Merino Benítez airport. Land and ocean borders will remain closed until the country’s health status allows it. - Health Control: carried out by the Health Authorities and Traveler's Sworn Statement must be presented. If it cannot be completed electronically, it will be available in physical format (this could lengthen the Control process). This control is provisional due to the coronavirus pandemic Health Alert. - Migration Control: Carried out by the Civil Police (PDI) and travel documents such as identity cards, passports, and certificates of residence must be presented. This control is permanent, regardless of the pandemic.
As of November 23, foreign tourists may enter Chile except non-resident foreigners that have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days given the current epidemiological status in that country. In addition to the already allowed entry of Chileans and permanent residents residing in the domestic territory.
As of December 22, non-resident foreigners who have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days cannot enter Chile due to the current epidemiological status. Additionally, all non-stop flights between the United Kingdom and Chile are suspended. Chileans and resident foreigners who have been in the UK during the last 14 days are required to observe a mandatory quarantine.
Suspension of direct flights between the UK and Chile. Chileans and resident foreigners who have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days must observe a mandatory quarantine.
Go to https://saludresponde.minsal.cl/preguntas-frecuentes-viajeros-extranjeros/ where you can see the requirements and FAQs.
Yes, but they will be transferred to a transit hotel where they will stay at least 5 days and undergo a new PCR test, regardless of the PCR result submitted to enter Chile. If the new test’s result is positive, they must continue under lockdown in a health residence and if test result is negative, they may observe the mandatory 10-day quarantine at their destination. Additionally, they must observe the 14-day Traveler Follow-up period after entering the domestic territory or until they leave the country, filling out a daily report form of symptoms, health status, and location, which they will receive via e-mail.
No, as long as you have not left the restricted boarding area during the stopover. The transfer to a sanitary residence is a measure applicable only to people who have been to Brazil in the last 14 days. However, like all people arriving in our country, you will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days.
All travelers who test positive within the first 14 days after entering the country must undergo an 11-day isolation period in a health facility.
Non-resident foreigners must comply with the following requirements before traveling: Proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure. Fill out in advance the electronic form Traveler Sworn Statement (available at www.c19.cl). Complete the 14-day tracking form (which you will receive via e-mail). Have a health insurance policy during your stay that covers for COVID-19 issues. Upon arrival, stay in quarantine for 10 days; on the 7th day a PCR test may be taken, staying in quarantine until the result is delivered.
Residents must comply with the following requirements before traveling: -Complete in advance the Traveler Sworn Statement electronic form (available at www.c19.cl), since it is mandatory to submit it when entering the country. -To be in possession a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the flight, from the last boarding in flights with stopover. This will be required at the place of origin and those who do not have the test will not be allowed to board. -Fill out a follow-up form for 14 days (sent via e-mail). -Upon arrival you will be transferred to a transit hotel where you will stay at least 5 days and a new PCR test will be performed, regardless of the PCR result you submit to enter Chile. If the result of the new test is positive, you must continue your lockdown in a health residence and if it is negative, you will be able to complete the mandatory 10-day quarantine at your destination.
Anybody entering the country will be transferred to a transit hotel where they will stay for at least 5 days, where they will undergo a new PCR test, regardless of the PCR result submitted to enter Chile. If the result of the new test is positive, you must continue your lockdown in a health residence and if it is negative, you may complete the mandatory quarantine of 10 days at the destination. Additionally, you must go under the Traveler Follow-up period during the 14 days following your entry to the domestic territory or until they leave the country. You must fill out for 14 days a form to report symptoms and location through a health status survey that you will receive via e-mail on a daily basis from the health authorities. The use of a face mask and/or face shield is mandatory nationwide. Non-compliance implies a fine. The instructions posted on signs installed at enclosed areas stating the capacity and sanitary regulations inside each establishment must be observed.
The requirements apply from 2 years for all who enter the country.
For now, the PCR test will be required despite having been vaccinated.
Chileans and residents are exposed to mandatory quarantine in health residences and to pay a fine of 58 UTM (About US $ 4,000). Foreigners will not be able to enter the country without the test.
No. In that case you must have a PCR test done at a Chilean laboratory.
The sample must not be taken more than 72 hours before boarding the ship, aircraft or other means of transport (and the result must be negative).
If more than one means of transport are used from the point of origin to the Chilean territory, the 72 hours indicated will be counted as of embarkation to the last of these.
Current regulations require having a negative PCR test from 2 years onwards.
Anybody entering the country will be transferred to a transit hotel in Santiago where they will stay for at least 5 days and undergo a new PCR test, regardless of the PCR result submitted to enter Chile. If the result of the new test is positive, passengers must continue their lockdown in a sanitary residence and if it is negative, they may complete the mandatory 10-day quarantine at the destination.
Those who enter the country and observe the quarantine may go to a laboratory to have the PCR test done.
From the moment you arrive to Chile, and then for 14 days, you will receive a daily e-mail with a form where you must report about your health status and location. – Open the form by clicking on the only content in the email. – Complete the form adding your contact address. If you are not at the same address as the previous day, update the information with an exact address. Remember that this is a sworn statement. – Complete the information about your health status by clicking on each of the symptoms you may have. If you do not present any of the symptoms listed, click on “Ninguno” (None). – Complete all the sections and send.
The surveillance or tracking period will last 14 days upon your arrival to Chile. You will receive three daily reminders to complete the online form.
You must report your symptoms in the form and immediately stay in isolation from others. The health authorities (staff of the SEREMI) will contact you.
Upon arrival in the country, you will be transferred to a transit hotel in Santiago where you must stay at least 5 days and a new PCR test will be performed. If the result is negative, you will be able to continue your trip to your destination in another region of the country, where you will have to comply with the sanitary measures and the 10-day quarantine. Your airline’s boarding pass will be considered a valid document.
Upon arrival in Chile, you will be transferred to a transit hotel in Santiago where you will stay for 5 days and undergo a PCR test. If the result is negative, after completing the lockdown, you will have 24 hours to continue your journey to your final destination, where you will have to observe a 10-day lockdown period.
You may travel in any public or private transport, always trying to comply with the sanitary measures, such as the use of a mask and hand sanitizers with an alcoholic solution, among other preventive measures.
Currently, only the regions of Aysén and Magallanes require a negative PCR test. In the case of Aysén, the PCR test must have been performed within a maximum of 96 hours (4 days) before arriving to the destination, while in Magallanes it must have been performed 72 hours (3 days) in advance.
As of March 31, tourists must comply with the mandatory 5-day quarantine in a transit hotel and have a negative PCR test. At the end of their confinement, they may continue their trip within 24 hours to another destination within Chile, where they must complete their quarantine. They may only leave districts under Step 3 or higher and travel to another district under Step 3 or higher. To travel within the country, get the Sworn Statement for Travelers in Chile at www.c19.cl.
Vacation permit is subject to the Step-by-Step Plan, therefore, people who use this permit must respect the phase measures of the commune where they are. For example, if the commune of destination goes back to Step 1, the person has two options: observe the quarantine in the place indicated as destination when applying for the permit or return to the place of habitual residence with a specific permit for this purpose, which is obtained at the Virtual Police Station.
Chile created the plan "Paso a Paso, Nos Cuidamos" (Step-by-Step, We Take Care of One Another), where every week each district advances or retreats from one phase to the another according to epidemiological and health criteria. Those districts that are in Step 1 (Quarantine) or in Step 2 (Transition) have restricted mobility everyday or some days of the week. Tourists will not be able to travel within the districts in Step1 or Step 2. People may travel to and from districts in Steps 3 and 4, in compliance with the national health requirements for each step. In relation to curfews, there is a "curfew" measure in Chile, which stipulates that after the curfew it is no longer possible to travel on the streets without a safe passage or only in the event of an emergency. In most of the country, the curfew starts at 22:00 (midnight) and ends at 05:00 (5:00 a.m.)
Those who are in districts under Setp 2 of the Step-by-Step plan will be issued a Vacation Permit, which can be used between January 4 and March 31 to travel to districts under Step 2 or higher. It can be requested only once and will be valid for a single destination where you will have to remain for the entire stay, specifying date of departure and, before returning, date of return. The Phase health regulations of the visited district must be observed. The permit is not valid to travel to districts in Phase
Tourist activity has been restricted as of March 27 since the entire Metropolitan Area (Santiago) is under Step 1 (Quarantine) and a mandatory lockdown must be observed.
Currently, Chile is under a curfew from Monday to Sunday between 22:00 and 05:00 am.
As of September 28, you can stay at a tourist lodging establishment if you are in a district that is under Ssteps 3, 4 and 5, as long as the destination district is also under any of said three steps, i.e., 3 (Preparation), 4 (Initial Opening), and 5 (Advanced Opening). The phase health regulations of the visited district must be observed.
It is not required. If the city of origin or the airport is under Step 1 or 2, the airplane ticket will be considered a safe pass.
Tourists must obtain a return permit to return to Santiago and also show their air ticket
It is a form that contains personal, recent trip, health status information of its holder for the last 14 days and the place where quarantine will take place. All the information is provided under a sworn statement. Each person entering the country must complete this form and in the case of those under the age of 18 the responsibility for the sworn statement is assumed by the parents or guardians. The form allows all those entering the country to remain under a 14-day period of traveler surveillance after entry. During said period, the health authorities may request, at any time, information about the trip and health status. It is for personal use, so completing the form and carrying receipt is the sole responsibility of the person involved. Receipt is received in the e-mail included in the same form. The health information is contained in the receipt’s QR which can only be read by Health personnel.
You must request a health passport with your health status sworn statement at www.c19.cl up to 48 hours before boarding the plane in which you are arriving to the country.
It can be requested by health officials appointed by the health authorities, by Police, Civil Police (PDI), Armed Forces personnel, and operators of transportation companies.
The Traveler’s Sworn platform is already operating at www.c19.cl for international trips and must be obtained within 24 hours before you start your trip.
Foreigners entering the country must have a health insurance acquired in their country of origin providing COVID19 coverage in the event the disease is contracted in our country. The above is always recommended regardless of the pandemic, since it allows to pay the expenses that can result from an accident or illness.
The minimum healthcare benefit must be USD$30,000 and provide coverage for emergency medical assistance, hospital care, repatriation for medical reasons or death, including coverage for any expenses incurred due to COVID19.
It is not mandatory to acquire a travel medical insurance; however, the recommendation is to purchase insurance to have health coverage in the event of contracting COVID19 or any illness or if you have an accident. Otherwise, you will have to pay out of your pocket services provided.
If you do not have your Traveler’s Sworn Statement, you will not be able to enter Chile and the Health Authorities will require you to process it, which will delay your entry into the country.
You must visit www.c19.cl and fill out a form to obtain a Health Passport; following said procedure you will receive information on transit hotels available for travelers where you can observer your preventive quarantine. You must make your hotel reservation online since Health Passport will not be issued without a reservation. Alternatively, the health authority will assign you a place before your arrival to the airport.
The assigned transit hotel will be based on the availability of establishments at the time of entry into the country.
No, you can only book the hotels available at www.19.cl.
As of Wednesday, March 31, 2021, anybody entering Chile must pay the 5-day stay in a transit hotel, where a new PCR test will be taken. If the result is positive, affected individuals will be referred to a free health residence to observe the lockdown. The transit hotel costs will be provided at the time of requesting the international health passport at www.c19.cl before travelling to Chile.
The starting price for the mandatory five-day stay is at approximately CL$480,000.
Once you have made your reservation online, you can either pay online through a link on the website or pay at the airport upon submitting your voucher at Health Customs.
The transit hotel will schedule transportation from the airport to the hotel.
Yes, as long as the PCR test result is negative. You will have 24 hours to travel to your final destination, where you will have to observe the remainder of your quarantine. It is important that you observe every sanitary protocol during your journey and quarantine.
Like everybody entering the country, you must comply with the mandatory 5-day quarantine in a transit hotel. You can book one of the options at www.c19.cl or you can select another hotel approved by the Regional Ministry of Health for said purpose. In both cases you must pay all costs.

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