Updated the day 24 January, 2022
Requirements for entering Chile
Non-resident foreigners who enter Chile must comply with the following requirements:
Frequently asked questions
Who can enter Chile?
Can enter the country travelers with their Mobility Pass, the official document that proves they have been fully vaccinated. Children visitors under the age of 6 and non-resident foreigners who comply with one or more of the special requirements in Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior may enter regardless of their vaccination status.
The entry of non-resident foreigners who have been, for the last 14 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botsuan, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique is suspended.
What are the points of entry to Chile?
Non-resident foreigners can enter Chile by plane at the airports located in:
- Futaleufú, Los Lagos Region
- Huemules, Aysén Region
- Jeinimeni, Aysén Region
- Austral Integration, Magallanes Region
Chilean nationals and residents, as well as those who meet the requirements indicated by Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior, can enter at any open border point.
Requirements and health obligations
What are the health requirements needed in order to enter Chile as a foreigner or non- resident?
One must complete a Traveler’s Affidavit (Declaración Jurada del Viajero) 48 hours before arrival. This is available at www.c19.cl
-A negative PCR taken up to 72 hours before the flight from the last point of departure in flights with connections. The results of the PCR will be required before you board and those who do not have this will not be allowed to board the flight. In case of entering by land, it cannot be older than 72 hours from the taking of the sample.
- Travel Insurance that covers costs associated COVID-19. Minimum coverage is US$30,000. Medical insurance will not be required for non-resident Spanish citizens in Chile, as long as they carry their Temporary Displacement (E/CHL-11) and Residence (E/CHL-9) forms.
– To have your Mobility Pass, a document that confirms you received a complete vaccination program (2 doses). To obtain it, go to https://mevacuno.gob.cl/ and complete the vaccination validation process. When travelers request their vaccination validation, they will be informed of the deadline to receive it. It is mandatory for everyone older than 6.
-All persons entering Chile must quarantine until the PCR taken in Chile gives negative. In addition, for 10 days upon your arrival to Chile, you must respond to an obligatory follow-up form sent to you everyday via email.
-Those who are not vaccinated or do not have a complete validated vaccination schedule must undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine.
Is the antigen test accepted?
No, only RT-PCR.
What are the entry requirements for children under 2 years old?
They only need to present the Traveler's Affidavit and medical insurance. This applies only if they travel with a legal guardian who has a complete and validated vaccination schedule.
What are the health requirements once you have entered the country?
All persons entering Chile must quarantine until the PCR taken in Chile gives negative. In addition, for 10 days upon your arrival to Chile, you must respond to an obligatory follow-up form sent to you everyday via email.
Those who are not vaccinated or do not have a complete validated vaccination schedule must undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine.
What is mandatory traveler follow-up?
-Home visits to assure quarantine during the prescribed time.
-Daily self-reporting system concerning your health status and location.
-Test results taken at the entry point and/or in the following 10 days.
-The traveler must be isolated for a period determined by the health authorities if they test positive for Covid-19.
How is the daily self-reporting conducted?
Upon arriving in Chile, and during the following 10 days, you will receive an email with questions about your health and location. – Open the link and respond to the questions, including your address or location. –If you have moved from one place to another, include your current exact location. Remember, reporting is part of a sworn statement.
Complete all questions regarding your health. Indicate any symptom you may have. If you have no symptoms, mark “Ninguno” (none.)
– Answer all questions and return.
What if I don't have internet to make a self-report?
It is the responsibility of the tourist to complete the health self-report during the 10 days following entry. If in doubt, you can call 600 360 777, option 1.
What does isolation mean?
Traveler isolation is equivalent to that done by those who test positive or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. During your isolation, travelers and those who live with them cannot:
o Leave their homes.
o Leave their hotel rooms (in case one voluntarily decides to isolate at a hotel).
o Receive visitors.
o Walk pets.
o Go to work.
o Go to educational establishments.
o Use public transport.
o Use a Health passport or a Mobility pass.
What should I do if I show symptoms?
In the case of fever greater than 37.8°C, sudden loss of smell or taste, the traveler must go to a health center as soon as possible. If in doubt, you can call 600 360 777.
What is the Mobility Pass?
The mobility pass is a document that certifies that people have completed their vaccination process against Covid-19.
What are the requirements for a Mobility Pass?
Those who enter Chile from abroad, and have been vaccinated in another country, must validate their vaccination document at mevacuno.cl prior to traveling, and isolate for the required amount of time, once in Chile. If you cannot open the QR code to prove the vaccination, you can try the link scanmevacuno.gob.cl.
How long is the Mobility Pass active?
The Mobility Pass does not have a time limit, it is only automatically disabled when the person must quarantine in case of presenting symptoms, being in close contact, waiting for a PCR result or testing positive.
Are tourists given the same Mobility Pass as that given to citizens or permanent residents?
The only difference is the color.
Is the PCR test taken at the airport?
Currently, yes. Its continuity is being evaluated.
Is it free or do passengers pay for it?
The PCR or antigen test it is free for passengers.
If it is at cost, is the price and form of payment defined?
It has a fixed price of 25,000 CLP in authorized laboratories.
Must the PCR be taken in Santiago or can it be taken at the traveler's destination?
The PCR must be taken at the point of entry into the country. However, if it is at the Santiago Airport, tourist can board connection planes regardless not having still a negative result.
Can I choose the type of test when entering Chile?
Where should I quarantine until I get the result?
Passengers may wait for test results at the airport in Santiago or at the declared address, hotel, or residence in the destination city, either in Santiago or another city that has a direct flight there.
Are the tests taken continuously, i.e. 24 hours a day?
Yes, they have continuous up to now.
How long does it take to deliver the result?
The result are ready in 12 to 24 hours.
How can I get from the Airport to the declared address?
You must arrive at the declared address by a private means of transport, going directly from the airport upon entering the country, without spending the night or interacting with other people.
Public means of transport, including trains, buses and airplanes (except connecting flights) may not be used until having a Mobility Pass, but small public transportation (taxis) or other private transfer companies that work at the airports may be used for short journeys (of less than two hours) under strict sanitary protocols. In this case, you can only share a vehicle with the same group of people traveling with you.
If the place of quarantine is more than two hours away from the point of entry into the country (airport or other), the driver of the vehicle must also stay in quarantine for the same period as the passengers. Upon arrival at the place of isolation, he/she must notify the health authority of his/her arrival and location through a self-report form available through the c19.clplatform.
What protocols must be followed if the PCR result is positive?
Travelers who test positive in any of the tests taken during the 10-day follow-up period for travelers, as well as their close contacts, must undergo mandatory isolation period for a time determined by the Health Authority. This includes minors. The option to carry out the isolation may be at the declared address or in a sanitary residence.
Those passengers with a positive PCR and suspected Omicron variant must be quarantined at a health residence or where the health authority determines.
What happens if my PCR is positive because I contracted Covid-19 in the last month (more than 14 days ago)?
If a person has a persistent positive result due to having been infected with the virus in the last month, he/she may attach two positive PCR results, where one sample was taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding and the other taken more than 10 days after boarding or entering Chile, but less than one month boarding or entry.
Who can leave Chile?
Everyone. All restrictions to leave the country are lifted.
Which are the exit points for Chileans, residents and foreigners?
Chileans, foreign residents and non-resident foreigners can exit through any operating border point.
What can I do if I am a tourist, my Tourist Card is about to expire, and I cannot travel due to border closures?
You must apply for an Ampliación or Prórroga de Turismo (tourist extensions), only if applicable, at tramites.extranjeria.gob.cl.
Which vaccines are valid for entry to Chile?
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
- Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
- Generium (Sputnik-V).
What is a vaccine validation?
It is the process by which Chileans and foreign residents in Chile can request the validation for vaccines received abroad in order to obtain the Mobility Pass and other benefits and/or responsibilities that health authorities deem pertinent in Chile.
Is it possible to validate mixed vaccines?
Yes, there is no problem with as long as you have two doses.
How long does it take for vaccines to be approved?
The vaccination approval period will be informed to the traveler at the time of making the request, which can be up to 30 calendar days.
I haven't received the approval confirmation. What I can do?
If your vaccine validation hasn't come through, or you've has problems during the process, send an email in your native language with a simple translation into Spanish to this email address: email@example.com
Can I get a validation for urgent reasons?
Each case will be evaluated by the Ministry of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org. Travelers who meet any exception listed in Decree 295 of 2021 may enter regardless of their vaccination status.
How long can I stay in Chile after the vaccination approval?
Those who have their two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be able to stay in the country for 45 days. Those who have their two doses and a booster dose will be able to stay in Chile for 90 days.
Does the vaccine validation certificate have an explanation date?
No, the vaccine validation certificate does not have an expiration date.
Traveler’s Affidavit and health insurance
What is the Traveler’s Affidavit?
Travelers need to complete an electronic ¨Traveler’s Affidavit” up till 48 hours before boarding. This document will include contact information, health antecedents and travel information. It also requires accepting the entry conditions. This is available at www.c19.cl, and will be required by the operator of all means of transport as well as the health authorities once you have arrived in the country. Children under 2 are exempt.
What must be included in the Travelers Affidavit?
The traveler must have a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2. The test cannot be older than 72 hours since the time of testing till the time of departure of the flight to its final destination in Chile in the case of air travel.
If one travels by land, it cannot be older than 72 hours from the testing time till one’s entrance to Chile. The transport operator will require this affidavit once you board, as will the health authorities once you enter the country. Children under 2 are exempt.
If a person has a persistent positive result due to having been infected with the virus in the last month, he/she may attach two positive PCR results, one sample must have been taken up to 72 hours prior to embarking or entering the country, and the other sample must be taken more than 14 days after the date of travel or entry, but less than one month from the date of travel or entry.
What is the timeline for completing the Traveler’s Affidavit regarding my current health status?
You need to request a health passport (available at www.c19.cl) with your Traveler’s Affidavit to report your health status 48 hours before boarding a flight to Chile.
Who can ask to see the Traveler’s Affidavit?
It can be requested by health officials appointed by the sanitary authority, by Carabineros (police officers), PDI (Chilean Investigative Police), Armed Forces personnel, and by operators of transport companies.
What does the required health insurance cover?
Minimum coverage must be US$30,000 and must include emergency hospital attention, hospital care, and repatriation for medical reasons or death, including coverage for any expenses incurred by COVID-19.
If I’m Chilean, but I have lived several years in another country, do I need to buy the insurance?
Although it is not compulsory, travel insurance is recommended in order to avoid costs associated with accidents or illnesses during your visit.