What do I need to enter Chile as a tourist? More than two years after the start of the pandemic, the Chilean government has finally decided to relax the requirements for Travelers non-residents, as has already been done by the other countries in the South American region.
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The changes to the Protected Borders Plan come into force on April 14, which coincides with the Easter holidays and with the questioning of its strong restrictions, despite the improvement of the indicators on COVID-19. The Ministry of Health reported that on April 13, 2,742 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported and there is 4.99% positivity in PCR and antigen tests.
undersecretary for public health, Christopher Squareexplained that with the decline of these indicators, all of Chile will be at alert level 1, where there is community transmission of known and controlled variants in the country. Even from April 14, wearing a mask will not be compulsory outdoors. Next, know the requirements for traveling to the southern country.
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WHAT ARE THE NEW CONDITIONS FOR ENTERING CHILE?
- Declaration of travelers (Application C19): always, to all travelers. It must be done up to 48 hours before boarding.
- Obligation to approve entry for non-resident foreigners: voluntary vaccination approval to access the mobility pass.
- Request for diagnostic test before admission: recommended within 72 hours before travel.
- Request for diagnostic test on admission: This will be done randomly.
- Health insurance for non-resident foreigners: always, with coverage for COVID-19.
- Prove economic solvency.
To note: For all procedures, the same type and number of ID must be used (mevacuno session, vaccination validation, C19).
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CASE OF COVID-19 IS DETECTED DURING THE FLIGHT?
Upon arrival at Santiago de Chile International Airport, travelers will be randomly tested and here are the steps that will be taken in the event of a positive case:
- Confirmed case: isolation according to the general health regulations.
- In-flight contact case: in compliance with general health regulations.
- Genomic monitoring: any positive PCR of travelers in the last 14 days or close contact of travelers.
IF I AM A FOREIGNER, HOW CAN I ACCESS THE MOBILITY PASS IN CHILE?
Although the approval of vaccines is no longer a requirement to enter the country, it is essential to acquire the mobility pass in Chile. To obtain it, you must validate your vaccination schedule with the Chilean Ministry of Health. The document will allow you, for example, to enter a closed restaurant or a transfer by public transport.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO APPROVE MY VACCINATION SCHEDULE IN CHILE?
Foreigners who travel to Chile and wish to obtain their mobility card must approve their vaccination schedule with the Chilean Ministry of Health, with the following steps.
- Enter the site mevacuno.gob.cl and create an account using your email and password.
- Enter the ”My profile” section and verify your identity by clicking on ”Manual verification”.
- The identity verification form will appear, be sure to enter all the required information.
- Attach: front and back image of the ID and image of the user (where the face is visible) holding the ID.
How do I know if my application for vaccine approval has been approved?
Once the request has been sent, it will be evaluated, and its resolution will be notified to the email declared on the site. You can also check the status of your application by accessing mevacuno.gob.cl. This rating may take between 48 and 72 to be answered.
WHEN DO THE BORDER CROSSINGS BEGIN TO OPEN?
As of May 1, 2022, the full opening of land border crossings begins, as jointly reported by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Health.
CAN I ENTER CHILE WITH AN ID?
Yes, tourists from Peru, as well as Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Paraguay can enter with their identity card or equivalent documents.