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Learn about the entre requirements to Chile and the special requirements to visit Rapa Nui. Entering Chile Entering Rapa Nui

Updated the day 3 August, 2022


Requirements for entering Chile

According to the Protected Borders Plan, Chile is currently in Alert Phase 1, which does not include travel restrictions. However, there are some measures to be considered.
  • Fill in the “Travel Affidavit” form online up to 48 hours before boarding, providing contact information and health and travel records. This form will display a QR code as a means of verification. It is available at www.c19.cl.
    • Diagnostic tests will be carried out randomly at the entry point to Chile. Confirmed cases shall be isolated according to the general health regulations (declared domicile in the C19 or Sanitary Residence).

*Although it is not mandatory, we always advice you to undergo a diagnostic test before traveling.

Mandatory requirements to enter Rapa Nui:

  • Negative PCR test result taken 24 hours before boarding. An antigen test from a health center will be allowed in minors under 6 years old.
  • Mobility Pass (complete vaccination scheme and vaccine standardization)
  • Single Entry Form (FUI)
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Reservation at a tourist service registered in SERNATUR or invitation letter from the Provincial Delegation.
  • 7-day health follow-up

* Along with these requirements, passengers flying from abroad shall be tested with a mandatory antigen test upon their arrival on Rapa Nui

Important Rapa Nui:

  • If a person presents a persistent positive result due to having been infected with Covid, two results shall be attached: a PCR or antigen test taken 24 hours before boarding, and a PCR taken more than 10 days before boarding and no older than one month.
  • All travelers may be tested for Covid between the first and fifth day of arrival. If the passenger refuses or tests positive, this person shall conduct mandatory quarantine for the following 7 days.
  • If a traveler is classified as close contact, the person shall carry out a 7-day quarantine from the last contact with the confirmed case.

Important

Vaccine validation

  • Although vaccine standardization is voluntary, we recommend you do it since it is mandatory to gain access to the Mobility Pass. The pass is always required to go into hotels, restaurants, theaters, and to get on buses, among other tourism services.Get it here.
  • Once the request has been submitted, it will be approved or rejected within a maximum period of 48 business hours. If no response is received within that period, a Temporary Mobility Pass will be issued for 96 hours.

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As of May 1st, if you wish to enter as a tourist and you are from Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, or Dominica, prior to your arrival in Chile, you must have a Transitory Stay Visa.


Protected Borders Plan

According to the circulation of variants, at international and community level, three alert levels were established.

 

Alert Level 1
  • There is community transmission of known and controlled variants in the country.
  • No alert of new variants.
Alert Level 2
  • There is a variant of concern with no community circulation or initial community circulation.
  • The health authority determines that there is capacity for prevention and control.
Alert Level 3
  • Global alert for a new variant of concern.
  • High health impact on the population is expected.

Mascarilla

Use of face mask

In Alert Levels 1 and 2, the use of a mask is mandatory in closed spaces and in open spaces where a distance of one meter cannot be maintained. At Alert Level 3, the use of a mask is mandatory in open and closed spaces.

distanciamiento

Physical distancing

Keep at least 1m distance between yourself and others

higiene

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.

Informacion

Public information

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


Frequently asked questions

Frequentlyasked questions

Travel to Rapa Nui
What are the requirements to enter Rapa Nui?

  • Negative PCR test result taken 24 hours before boarding. An antigen test from a health center will be allowed in minors under 6 years old.
  • Pase de Movilidad (Mobility Pass) (complete vaccination scheme and vaccine standardization)
  • Antigen test is mandatory upon arrival on Rapa Nui for tourists arriving directly from abroad.
  • 7-day health follow-up.
In addition, travelers shall have their Single Entry Form (FUI), their round-trip ticket, and a reservation at a tourist service registered in SERNATUR or an invitation letter from the Provincial Delegation.

Are there any special requirements after entering Rapa Nui?

All travelers may be tested for Covid between the first and fifth day of arrival. If the passenger refuses or tests positive, this person shall carry out mandatory quarantine for the following 7 days.

I was told that I am a close contact. What should I do?

If a traveler is classified as close contact, the person shall carry out a 7-day quarantine from the last contact with the confirmed case at a place to be determined by the Health Authority.

How is close contact defined?

A close contact is a person who, on Rapa Nui, was in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 between 2 days before the start of symptoms and 7 days after the start of symptoms of the sick person. In the case of a sick person without symptoms, the contact must have occurred within 2 days before the PCR or antigen test sample was taken.

My PCR is positive because I had Covid in the last month. What should I do?

If a person presents a persistent positive result due to having been infected with Covid, two results shall be attached: a PCR or antigen test taken 24 hours before boarding, and a PCR taken more than 10 days before boarding and no older than one month.

Vaccine validation
What is vaccine validation?

It is the process to validate the vaccination received abroad in Chile to get the Pase de Movilidad (Mobility Pass).

Is vaccine validation mandatory to enter Chile?

No. Vaccine validation is voluntary, but mandatory to get the Pase de Movilidad (Mobility Pass). The pass is always required to go into hotels, restaurants, theaters, and to get on buses, among other tourism services.

How long does the vaccine validation certificate last?

The validation of Covid vaccines has no expiration date.

Do I need to pay for the vaccine validation?

No, it is free of charge.

Where can I have my vaccinations approved?

Vaccine homologation is carried out at MeVacuno.cl.

What are the steps to approve my vaccinations?

  • Step 1: Go to mevacuno.gob.cl
  • Step 2: Go to the "Email" section.
  • Step 3: Click on “Create new account” and enter the email address for each person that will be traveling.
  • Step 4:: Once the account is created, go to the main menu and then to “Validation”.
  • Step 5: Fill in the form in the “Validation” section and attach documents that back up your vaccination.

What documents do I need to attach?

You must attach a digital certificate with an electronic signature or QR code issued by an official government agency certifying the vaccination.

People with a physical certificate (that is not in an electronic system) shall provide additional background information such as a passport and a laboratory antibody test result.

If the document is not in English or Spanish, you must also add an authorized translation.

Which vaccine can I validate

All the vaccines that have been approved by the Chilean Institute of Public Health (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This includes the following laboratories:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
  • Generium
  • Sputnik-V
  • Bharat Biotech / Covaxin
  • Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
  • CanSino

How many vaccines must I have for them to be standardized?

The vaccination schedule in the country of origin will be considered.

Is it possible to validate mixed vaccines?

Yes, there is no problem with as long as you have all the doses.

Do minors also have to standardize their vaccinations to get the pass?

Minors under 18 years of age who enter Chile accompanied by their parents or guardians who have the accepted standardization will be exempt from the standardization requirement.

How long does vaccine validation take?

Up to 48 business hours. Tourists who continue to be evaluated after 48 hours will automatically receive a Temporary Mobility Pass.

48 hours have gone by and I haven’t received a reply yet. What should I do?

Tourists who continue to be evaluated after 48 hours will automatically receive a Temporary Mobility Pass.

What is meant by “business hours”?

The validation team at the Ministry of Health works during business hours, that is, from Monday to Thursday from 08:30 am to 05:30 pm hours and Friday from 08:30 am to 04:30 pm.

What does a "Valid" result mean in the vaccine homologation?

“Valid” means that the application was accepted. The traveler is registered in mevacuno.gob.cl and gets the Mobility Pass.

What does a "Temporarily valid" result mean in the vaccine homologation?

It means that the background information submitted is credible, but not electronically verifiable. Therefore, additional background information may be requested when entering to validate the vaccine homologation.

What does an "Incomplete" result mean in the vaccine homologation?

"Incomplete" means that the application was rejected for being incomplete or inconsistent. However, the traveler will be able to try and enter the data again.

Temporary Mobility Pas
What is the Temporary Mobility Pass?

It is a pass that has the same validity as the final document (Mobility Pass), only it lasts longer.

How long does the Temporary Mobility Pass last?

It lasts up to 96 hours as of the date and time of request.

How do I obtain the Temporary Mobility Pass?

The Temporary Mobility Pass will be automatically activated at mevacuno.cl for travelers who have not received a response on their approval after 48 hours. A QR with the Temporary Mobility Pass is also automatically sent to the mail.

They did not accept my vaccine, what will happen to my Temporary Mobility Pass?

It will remain in force until 96 hours from the date and time of application, even if the standardization is rejected before the end of that period. During this period, a PCR or antigen test may be carried out. The negative result will work as a substitute for the Mobility Pass up to 24 hours after the result.

Can I appeal if my vaccine standardization was not accepted?

Yes, the request must be entered again.

It's been a week and I don't have an ansewer. What I can do?

We recommend to carry out the procedure again at MeVacuno.cl. If the problem persists, fill the support form available on the same website.

Mobility Pass
What is the Mobility Pass?

The Mobility Pass is a document which certifies that the person has completed the vaccination process. The pass is required to enter enclosed spaces such as cinemas, theaters, and restaurants.

What is the importance of the Mobility Pass?

The pass is always required to go into hotels, restaurants, theaters, and to get on buses, among other tourism services.

How do I get the Mobility Pass?

To get the Mobility Pass, go to MeVacuno.cl and follow the steps which are pointed out.

How do I know if my Mobility Pass is active?

You can check your Pase de Movilidad (Mobility Pass) status 24 hours a day at MeVacuno.cl.

Do I need to pay for the Mobility Pass?

No, it is free of charge.

If I don't have the Mobility Pass, can I replace it with a negative PCR?

A negative PCR or antigen test which has been taken no more than 24 hours before may be used as a substitute for a Mobility Pass.

Does the Mobility Pass expire?

The Mobility Pass does not expire, but it will be disabled in the event of a positive test for COVID or an incomplete vaccination schedule.

PCR
Is it necessary to have a negative result for a PCR test before entering Chile?

No, a negative result for a PCR test is not mandatory, but it is recommended.

Do I have to undergo a PCR test when entering Chile?

At the point of entry to Chile (border crossings), PCR and antigen tests are randomly carried out on travelers.

Can I choose which test to have (PCR or antigen)?

No.

What happens if I test positive in the PCR test?

Travelers who test positive will be required to self-isolate for 7 days. The 7 days count begins from sample taking. If not complied with, there are fines and prison sentences.

Traveler’s Affidavit
What is the Traveler’s Affidavit?

Travelers need to complete an electronic ¨Traveler’s Affidavit” up till 48 hours before boarding. This is available at www.c19.cl. For children under 6 years of age, you must include them in your declaration.

Entering Chile
Who may enter Chile?

All foreigners may enter Chile. However, people from Venezuela, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba must have a Transitory Permit Visa. More information here.

Which border crossings can I enter Chile through?

Chile opened several of its border crossings for tourists, including Santiago, Iquique, Antofagasta, and Punta Arenas airports. You can review the open border crossings at this link.

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