Entry requirements for foreigners to enter Chile as of 1 October 2021, are stringent, and will no doubt be enough to put some travellers off the idea of travelling for some time yet. However, the reality is that pent-up demand for travel means that plenty of people will be willing to jump through whatever hoops are deemed necessary in order to have a holiday, or attend that all-important business meeting.
Chilean authorities have said that in order to travel to Chile from 1 October, travellers must:
- Have a negative PCR, taken 72 hours before departure, counting from the last boarding on flights with stopovers
- Have received a complete vaccination program, which must be validated before entering Chile at mevacuno.gob.cl to obtain a 30-day mobility pass, which becomes active after the mandatory confinement. Vaccines must be those approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
- Fill out the “Affidavit for Travelers” form online, up to 48 hours before departure, in which travellers will provide contact and health information and travel details. This form will issue a QR code as a means of verification. This form is available at www.c19.cl
Furthermore, anyone entering Chile must remain in mandatory isolation for five days. This compulsory isolation must be carried out at a previously declared home, hotel or residence. Travel insurance is a key requirement as well, with travellers required to have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of US$30,000, which covers any expenses caused by Covid-19.