Requirements for entering Chile

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, where you will provide 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.
  • Before traveling, you will need to provide the airline with proof of your Health Insurance Policy, with a minimum coverage of USD $30,000 that must cover for COVID-19 issues during your stay.
  • During the first 14 days upon your entry into the country, you will be required to fill out an electronic tracking form that will be sent to you via email on a daily basis. Timely submissions are mandatory.

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Terms to travel within Chile for non-resident foreigners
  • After arriving to Santiago and complying with entry requirements for non-resident foreigners, you have up to 24 hours to travel to your destination in another Region of the country where you must comply with all the health measures. To travel, your airline’s boarding pass will be the valid document.
  • To travel within the country, please consider that you can only travel to districts in phase 2, 3 or 4. If the trip begins from a district in phase 2 (Transition), each person over the age of 18 must have their “Vacation Permit” that can be obtained through the website  www.comisariavirtual.cl.  If the trip begins from a district in phase 3 or 4 (Preparation) to other districts in the same phases, a Vacation Permit is not required. You cannot travel between regions if the district of origin or destination is in phase 1 (Quarantine). Check the status of the districts at www.gob.cl/pasoapaso #situacioncomunal.  Obtain the “Sworn Statement for Travelers Within Chile” at www.c19.cl.
  • To travel to the Aysén and Magallanes Regions, you must submit a negative PCR test. A negative PCR is also required to enter the province of Palena. In the case of Aysén and Palena, PCR tests must have been taken within a maximum of 96 hours (4 days) before arriving to this destination. On the other hand, to travel to Magallanes, tests must have been taken at least 72 hours (3 days) before arrival. Check the validity of PCR tests that you submitted upon entering the country; otherwise, you will need to be tested again.
  • Since the Metropolitan Area (Santiago) is under Phase 2 (Transition), tourists must comply with the all the health measures that apply to this phase; therefore, tourists must remain in quarantine on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and during the wek obey the curfew schedules and capacities to follow for physical distancing.

  • As of December 31st, those who enter Chile, whether Chileans, resident foreigners or visiting foreigners, must undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The quarantine can be lifted with a negative PCR result taken from the seventh day of quarantine onwards.

  • As of December 22, non-resident foreigners who have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days cannot enter Chile. Chileans and resident foreigners who have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days must observe a mandatory quarantine.

Travel recommendations

Keep in mind the following recommendations to make your trip to Chile safe:

  • Make sure that you meet all the requirements to travel to Chile (Health Passport, negative PCR test, and health insurance.)
  • Be sure to report your location and health status daily in the form that will be sent to you via e- mail.
  • The use of face mask and/or face shield is mandatory throughout the country. Non-compliance will result in a fine.
  • Signage instructions posted in enclosed areas stating capacity and health regulations in each establishment must be observed.
  • Capacity and instructions posted in outdoor areas such as National Parks and Beaches must be observed.
  • Prefer tourist services that have a “Tourist Trust” Certificate since they comply with health protocols. More information here.
  • Find out in advance about the status of the Regions you want to visit here.
*Bear in mind that the information is only in Spanish

Step by step plan

Traveling is possible as long as all preventive measures are taken during your stay. Therefore, before you arrive to our country find out the stage your destination is currently at according to the Step-by-Step Plan.

To travel within the country, please consider that you can only travel to districts in phase 2, 3 or 4. If the trip begins from a district in phase 2 (Preparation), each person over the age of 18 must have their “Vacation Permit” that can be obtained through the website  www.comisariavirtual.cl.  If the trip begins from a district in phase 3 or 4 (Initial Opening) to other districts in the same phases, a Vacation Permit is not required. You cannot travel between regions if the district of origin or destination is in phase 1 (Quarantine).

Check the status of the districts at www.gob.cl/pasoapaso #situacioncomunal.  Obtain the “Sworn Statement for Travelers Within Chile” at www.c19.cl.

For those communes in phase 1, travel between regions is not allowed. It is recommended that you check the website www.visorterritorial.cl to confirm the Step that each commune or town is.

Following all these measures and recommendations, you will be able to travel to Chile safely. So, if Chile is in your plans, you can be sure that we are ready to welcome you, because we also have a plan: to make your trip to Chile a unique and safe one.

Traveling in Chile

Phase 1: Quarantine

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Entry to cities or districts under this phase not allowed.

If you are on vacation and the destination changes to phase 1, you have two options: either comply with the quarantine in the area where you are or request a Return to Residence Permit to return to your district or country of origin. If you decide to return to your country of origin, the permit will allow you to get to the airport.

Phase 2: Transition

You may travel within the country to destinations that are under phase 2 or higher.

If you want to travel to another destination that is under phase 2 or higher, every person over 18 must carry a Traveler Sworn Statement(Form C19) and, additionally, a Vacation Permit. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Phase 3: Preparation

If you plan to travel from a destination under phase 3 or higher to another under the same phase, a Vacation Permit is not required, you only need to be in possession of a Traveler Sworn Statement (Form C19).

If you want to travel to a destination under phase 2, every person over 18 must carry a Traveler Sworn Statement along with a Vacation Permit. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Phase 4: Initial Opening

To travel between cities or districts under phase 4 or higher, a Vacation Permit is not required, only a Traveler Sworn Statement is required.

Phase 5: Advanced Opening

Traveling between cities or districts under phase 5 or higher allowed; a Vacation Permit is not required, only a Traveler Sworn Statement is required.

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.
Starting November 23rd, foreign tourists who meet the required health regulations can enter Chile, in addition to the already allowed entry for Chileans and foreigner residents into 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.
Go to https://saludresponde.minsal.cl/preguntas-frecuentes-viajeros-extranjeros/ where you can see the requirements and FAQs.
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. If it is negative, you can shorten your quarantine.
Residents must comply with the following requirements before traveling: -Fill out in advance the electronic form Traveler Sworn Statement (available at www.c19.cl), since its submission is mandatory at the time of entry into the country. -Have a negative PCR test performed less than 72 hours before the flight, counting from the last boarding for flights with layovers. Test will be required at the place of origin and those who do not have it will not be allowed to board. -Fill out the 14-day follow-up form (you will receive it via email). -To go under quarantine for 10 days or to go under quarantine, have a PCR test done on the 7th day and continue under quarantine until result is delivered. If test is negative quarantine length can be reduced.
Stay in quarantine for 10 days, or stay in quarantine and, on the 7th day, take a PCR test, staying in quarantine until the result is delivered. If it is negative, you can shorten your quarantine. Also mandatory: -Complete the sanitary passport, available at www.c19.cl -Foreign tourists must go under a 14-day Traveler Tracking period after entering the domestic territory or until they leave. During said 14-day period, they must fill out a form to report symptoms and location through a health status questionnaire sent by the health authorities that travelers will receive on a daily basis via e-mail. To go under quarantine for 10 days or to go under quarantine, have a PCR test done on the 7th day and continue under quarantine until result is delivered. If test is negative quarantine length can be reduced. -The use of face mask and/or face shield is mandatory throughout the country. Non-compliance will result in a fine. -Signage instructions posted in enclosed areas stating capacity and health regulations in 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.
The quarantine can be done at the final destination, not necessarily in Santiago. The person has 24 hours to reach their final 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.
After arriving to Santiago and complying with the entry requirements, you have up to 24 hours to travel to your destination in another region of the country, where you must comply with health measures. Your airline’s boarding pass will be your valid document to travel.
Yes, you can but only during the first 24 hours from your entry to Chile.
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.
Tourists staying overnight at a district under Phase 2 who want to travel to another district under Phase 2 or higher must request a Special Vacation Permit and follow the instructions for the district they are visiting. The permit will be available at the Virtual Police Station (https://comisariavirtual.cl/) from January 4 to March 31. It can only be requested one time and will be valid for a single destination where you must remain for your entire stay, stating date of departure and date of return before returning. The permit is not valid for districts under Phase 1. Those staying in districts under Phase 3 and higher do not need to request this special travel permit.
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 phase 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 and must assess whether they can travel within the districts in 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 Phase 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 Phase 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
As of Thursday, December 10 and while the Metropolitan Area (Santiago) is under Phase 2 (Transition), tourists must comply with the health requirements applicable to this step; hence, they must quarantine on weekends and observe schedules and capacities allowed during the week.
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 phases 3, 4 and 5, as long as the destination district is also under any of said three phases, i.e., 3 (Preparation), 4 (Initial Opening), and 5 (Advanced Opening). Those who are in districts under Phase 2 of the Step-by-Step plan will be issued a Vacation Permit that can be used between January 4 and March 31 to travel to districts under Phase 2 or higher. It can be requested only once, and it will be valid to travel to a single destination where you will have to remain for the whole duration of your stay. The phase health regulations of the visited district must be observed. The permit is not valid to travel to Phase 1 districts. Hence, only overnight stays in districts under Phase 1 are restricted.
It is not required. If the city of origin or the airport is under Phase 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.

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