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

Updated the day 22 September, 2022


Requirements for entering Chile

At the time of embarking to Chile, the person must comply with the following:
  • Certificate of vaccination issued in the country where he/she was vaccinated. This certificate, along with the identity document, will be equivalent to the Mobility Pass (until October 1st).
  • If the traveler does not have the vaccination schedule for their country, they must show a negative result in a PCR test within a maximum of 48 hours from departure. This result allows travel but does not give access to the Mobility Pass.
    • Diagnostic tests will be carried out randomly at the entry point to Chile (until October 1st). Confirmed cases shall be isolated according to the general health regulations.
    • Meanwhile, those who are under 18 years of age do not have any requirements to enter Chile.

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. Dominicans holding a valid North American visa are exempt from this requirement. Check which countries require a Visa to enter Chile in this link.

The Mobility Pass is a document required to go into hotels, restaurants, theaters, and to get on to buses, among other tourism services (until October 1st). Furthermore, it is mandatory to travel to Rapa Nui.

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 (certificate of vaccination and identity document for foreigners)
  • 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.

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

Its use is mandatory. Will be exceptions open places in Low and Medium Sanitary Impact areas where you can have more than 1 meter of separation from other people. For details of this and other exceptions, go to this link.

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

Entering Chile
What requirements must I meet to enter Chile?

Along with your identity documents, you must show your certificate of vaccination issued in the country where you were vaccinated. This document will be the same as the Mobility Pass. If you do not have your vaccinations, you must show a negative result on a PCR test within 48 hours of departure. This result allows travel but does not give access to the Mobility Pass.

If you are from Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Dominica, prior to entering Chile, you must also have a Temporary Stay Visa. Dominicans holding a valid US visa are exempt from this requirement. Check which other countries require a visa to enter Chile at this link.

Should I fill out the Traveler's Affidavit (C19)?

No. In Chile we have improved our border control processes to make them easier, so it will no longer be necessary for you to fill out the C19 Declaration to enter our country.

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.

Vaccines
Do I need to validate my vaccinations to enter Chile?

In Chile we encourage the entry of foreigners who have their vaccines against Covid-19. For this reason, when embarking for Chile, you must present the vaccination certificate issued in your country, a procedure that replaces vaccine validation. The certificate of vaccination- along with the identity document- will also be equivalent as the Mobility Pass, so you can go into hotels, restaurants or get on flights within Chile.

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.
  • Mobility Pass (certificate of vaccination and identity document for foreigners)
  • 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.

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.

Remember that when embarking for Chile, you must present the vaccination certificate issued in your country, which will also be equivalent as the Mobility Pass.

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.

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.

How do I get the Mobility Pass?

When embarking for Chile, you must present the vaccination certificate issued in your country, a procedure that replaces vaccine validation. The certificate of vaccination- along with the identity document- will also be equivalent as the Mobility Pass, so you can go into hotels, restaurants or get on flights within Chile.

I don't have my vaccinations. Can I get a Mobility Pass?

No. However, a negative PCR test of no more than 24 hours may be used as a substitute for a Mobility Pass

How long can I use the negative PCR result as an alternative to the Mobility Pass?

The PCR result must not be more than 24 hours old. This means that if the result was delivered at 08:00 on Monday, it will only be valid until 08:00 on Tuesday.

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.

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