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Visiting Chile? Learn how to validate the Covid Vaccines to enter

Visiting Chile? Learn how to validate the Covid Vaccines to enter

By: Chile Travel - 12 January, 2022

If you are planning to travel to Chile, you must have your Covid-19 vaccines, which need to be validated before entering the country. Here is everything you need to know about the mandatory validation of vaccines.

It’s important to point out that the validation of Covid vaccines in Chile has no expiration date and is a free procedure. Therefore, even if you are not sure about your trip, it is highly recommended to do it in advance.

Steps to validate Covid vaccines 

For the Covid vaccines validation for entering Chile you must:

Step 1: go to mevacuno.gob.cl.

Step 2: Create an account in the “Email” section.

Step 3: Click over the “Create an account” link. This must be done with the e-mail address of each person who is going to travel.

Step 4: Once you’ve created your account, go to “Validation” in the main menu. 

Step 5: fill out a form with personal information and attach documents that certify your vaccination. This information will be authenticated on a case-by-case basis by Ministry of Health officials, who will provide a response to the applicant.

Nurse preparing syringe for vaccination – Photo: @muniprovi 

Information to attach

As each country has different methods of certifying and authenticating vaccines, at the time of validating vaccines for entry into Chile, it is important that you attach different documents while filling out the validation form. For example, a digital certificate with electronic signature or a QR code that certifies that the information is issued by an official government agency, will be sufficient.

For those who have physical documentation, which cannot be corroborated in any electronic system, this must be accompanied by some additional background information such as passport and laboratory test results to certify that they have positive lgM/lgG antibodies against the coronavirus and if the document is not in Spanish or English, an authorized translation will most likely be requested.

If the validation has not arrived, you can write to the following e-mail: ayudaregistrovacunas@minsal.cl about your situation and any doubts you may have in English accompanied by a simple Google translation into Spanish, and your case will be prioritized. 

 

 

Possible results of your validation request

There are three possible results for a Covid vaccine validation request to enter Chile:

1. Incomplete: The application is rejected for being incomplete or inconsistent. The user may fill in the missing details or upload the missing documents and try again. 

2. Valid: The application is accepted and the applicant’s data is added to the mevacuno.gob.cl registry, making his/her proof of vaccination available indefinitely, and with it the QR code for the the mobility pass.

3. Temporarily valid: if a person is abroad and presents a consistent, but not electronically verifiable record, he/she may temporarily enter the vaccination registry and have a mobility pass enabled only to enter the country and do his/her isolation at home. However, upon entry, additional background information may be requested.

Covid vaccines that can be validated in Chile

The Covid vaccines that can undergo the validation process are 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). Currently, these are:

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

What are the other requirements to enter Chile?

Photo: Agency illustration

In addition to having completed the validation of the Covid vaccines, for entering Chile it is necessary to have a PCR test taken in the country of origin within 72 hours before the date of travel. Upon arrival in Chile you will take another PCR test. 

You must also have an electronic affidavit, and medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30 thousand dollars.

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