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Entry to Chile from abroad

Tuesday, November 9 2021

(Updated 09/11/2021):

(Protected Borders Plan)

 


For Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile

 

I. Entry and Exit from Chile

Who can enter Chile?

  • Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile through any authorized border crossing.

Who can leave Chile?

Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile, with:

1. Over 6 years old with enabled mobility pass.

2. Children under 6 years old without a mobility pass, but accompanied by their father/mother/guardian with an enabled mobility pass.

Through the following border crossings:

  • Arturo Merino Benítez Airport
  • Iquique Airport
  • Antofagasta Airport
  • Punta Arenas Airport

3. or people with exceptional permission to leave the country, obtained in a virtual police station and approved.

Border crossings:

  • Any open border crossing

Grounds for obtaining permission:

  • Humanitarian character
  • Essential steps for the traveler's health
  • Fundamental steps for the proper running of the country
  • Reside abroad


The mobility pass or virtual police station permit will be required at the international police control.

II. Requirements and Measures when entering Chile

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL THE PROCEDURES THE SAME IDENTITY DOCUMENT MUST BE USED

1. Affidavit:
The traveler must complete the "Traveler Affidavit" form electronically and up to 48 hours before boarding. In this form, you will provide contact information, health and travel history, and also accept the conditions of entry.
It is available at www.c19.cl, and will be required by the operator of the means of transport when boarding it, and by the health authority when entering the country
Children under two years of age are exempt from this requirement.

2. PCR test:
The traveler must attach to the "Traveler Affidavit" a negative result of a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2. This negative test result may not be older than 72 hours from the taking of the sample until the departure time of the last flight with the final destination to Chile in case of entering by air.

In case of entering by land, it may not be older than 72 hours from the taking of the sample to the entry into Chile. It will be required by the operator of the means of transport when boarding it, and by the health authority when entering the country.
Children under two years of age are exempt from this requirement.

If a person presents a persistent positive result due to having been infected with the virus in the last month, they can attach two positive PCR results, where the sampling of one must have been carried out up to 72 hours before shipment or entry and the other must have been made with more than 14 days of difference with the date of shipment or entry, but with less than a month from the same.

III. Sanitary measures when entering Chile

1. Strict Isolation at Declared Domicile

a. People with a Mobility Pass or validation (temporary and definitive) from the Chilean Ministry of Health of vaccines received abroad.

  • 5 days of isolation: 120 hours from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country.
  • The end of the isolation may be anticipated by obtaining a negative result of the PCR test carried out in Chile at the airport of entry to the country, those who enter the country by a route other than by air will not be able to benefit from this. In addition, the person must comply with all the rest of the requirements of this document.

b. People without a Mobility Pass or without validation of the Ministry of Health of vaccines received abroad

  • 7 days of isolation: 168 hours counted from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country.
  • A negative result of the PCR test carried out at the airport does NOT allow the end of the isolation period.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • All the cohabitants who are in the declared address to perform the isolation must also perform the same isolation, that is, no one can enter or leave the home during that period.
  • They must arrive at the declared address by private transport and directly from entering the country without the possibility of spending the night or interacting with other people.
  • Collective public means of transport may not be used, including trains, buses, and airplanes.
  • The transfer in minor public transport (taxis) or the use of private transfer companies that work in airports is allowed, for journeys of less than two hours under the strict sanitary protocol. In this case, you can only share a vehicle with the same group with which you traveled.
  • In the event that the place of isolation is more than two hours from the point of entry into the country, the driver of the means of transport must isolate himself for the same days.
  • Once you arrive at the place of isolation, you must notify the health authority of your arrival and location through the self-report c19.
  • The information of the place of isolation and the detail of the cohabitants must be entered in the Sworn Declaration of the Traveler prior to entering the country, available at www.c19.cl.
  • If you voluntarily prefer a hotel for isolation, you cannot leave the room during the isolation period.

TO CONSIDER:

The isolation of the traveler is equivalent to that carried out by positive cases and close contacts (but without a medical license). This means that, during their isolation, the traveler and his co-inhabitants CANNOT:

  • Leave home
  • Leaving the hotel room (in case you voluntarily decide to isolate yourself in a hotel).
  • Receive visits
  • Go for a pet walk
  • Go out to work
  • Attend educational establishments
  • Use the public transport
  • Use a Health passport or mobility pass

Traveler Tracking for 14 days

a. Self-report:

Any person entering the country must complete a symptom self-report form for 10 days, where they must complete a survey of health status and location.

That person who presents symptoms of coronavirus must remain in isolation, report their symptoms in the form that they will receive in their email, and wait for the contact of the health authority.

In the event that the symptoms are fever greater than 37.8ºC, sudden loss of smell, or sudden loss of taste, the traveler should go to a health center as soon as possible, using their mask and avoiding using public transport, complying with all pertinent sanitary measures.

If you have any questions, call Salud Responde at 600 360 7777.

b. Testing:

The traveler may undergo several diagnostic tests for COVID-19, either at the same point of entry into the country or in any of the following 10 days. Diagnostic tests can be PCR and/or antigen tests. They may also be subjected to genotyping studies.

c. Inspection:

Travelers who are fulfilling mandatory isolation will be inspected in person at the declared place for compliance with it, at any day and time while the isolation lasts.

The inspector will verify that all the co-inhabitants declared in the traveler's affidavit (C19) are in the domiciles and that there are no other undeclared persons in the domicile.

In the case of a hotel, the inspector will verify that the person is in the room.

In case of failing to comply with any of the previous measures, the traveler will be sanctioned according to the provisions of Book X of the Health Code, the Penal Code, and Law No. 20,393, as appropriate. The amount of the fine applied to the sanitary summary for infractions to current regulations can reach up to 1000 UTM ($ 50,000,000).

In addition to the health summary, the mobility pass will be blocked for any traveler or co-inhabitants who do not comply with current health measures.

d. Isolation for positive cases:

Travelers who are positive in any of the tests carried out in the 10-day traveler follow-up period, and their close contacts must necessarily perform isolation in the place and for the period of time that the Health Authority determines. Includes minors.


For foreigners NOT RESIDENTS in Chile

I. Entry and Exit from Chile

Who can enter Chile?

Non-resident foreigners in Chile, with:

1. Chilean mobility pass: consists of a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus previously validated in Chile

Border crossings:

  • Arturo Merino Benítez Airport
  • Iquique airport
  • Antofagasta airport
  • Punta Arenas Airport

2. Exceptions that are contained in Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior.

- Border crossings: any open border crossing

Who can leave Chile?

Non-resident foreigners in Chile who leave the country with their passport from the country of origin through any authorized border crossing.

II. Requirements and Measures when entering Chile

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL THE PROCEDURES THE SAME IDENTITY DOCUMENT MUST BE USED.

1. Affidavit:
The traveler must complete the "Traveler Affidavit" form electronically and up to 48 hours before boarding. In this form, you will provide contact information, health and travel history, and also accept the conditions of entry.
It is available at www.c19.cl, and will be required by the transport operator when boarding it, and by the health authority when entering the country.

2. PCR test:
The traveler must attach to the "Traveler Affidavit" a negative result of a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.
The sampling of this test may not be older than 72 hours until the departure time of the last flight with the final destination Chile in case of entering by air.
In case of entering by land, it may not be older than 72 hours from the taking of the sample to the entry into Chile.
It will be required by the operator of the means of transport when boarding it, and by the health authority when entering the country.
Children under two years of age are exempt from this requirement.

If a person presents a persistent positive result due to having been infected with the virus in the last month, they can attach two positive PCR results, where the sampling of one must have been carried out up to 72 hours before shipment or entry and the other must have been made with more than 14 days of difference with the date of shipment or entry, but with less than a month from the same.

3. Travel Medical Insurance:
This requirement is only for non-resident foreigners in the country. The traveler must attach to the Affidavit of Travelers a certificate of medical insurance that covers the expenses that may cause medical assistance, hospital care, and repatriation, during their entire stay in the country, including coverage of any expenses originated by Covid- 19.
The minimum amount of coverage for health benefits must be USD $ 30,000.

 

III. SANITARY MEASURES WHEN ENTERING CHILE

1. Strict Isolation at Declared Domicile

  • People with a Mobility Pass (validation by the Ministry of Health of vaccines received abroad)

- 5 days of isolation: 120 hours from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country.

  • People without a Mobility Pass (Only for non-resident foreigners who comply with an exception listed in the second article of Decree 102 of 2020 of the Ministry of the Interior - https://www.bcn.cl/leychile).

- 7 days of isolation: 168 hours counted from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country.

A negative result of the PCR test carried out at the airport does NOT allow the end of the isolation period.

REQUIREMENTS

All the cohabitants who are in the declared address to perform the isolation must also perform the same isolation, that is, no one can enter or leave the home during that period.

They must arrive at the declared address by private transport and directly from entering the country without the possibility of spending the night or interacting with other people.
Collective public means of transport may not be used, including trains, buses, and airplanes.
The transfer in minor public transport (taxis) or the use of private transfer companies that work in airports is allowed, for journeys of less than two hours under the strict sanitary protocol.
In this case, you can only share a vehicle with the same group with which you traveled.
In the event that the place of isolation is more than two hours from the point of entry into the country, the driver of the means of transport must isolate himself for the same days.
Once you arrive at the place of isolation, you must notify the health authority of your arrival and location through the self-report c19.

The information of the place of isolation and the detail of the cohabitants must be entered in the Sworn Declaration of the Traveler prior to entering the country, available at www.c19.cl. If you voluntarily prefer a hotel for isolation, you cannot leave the room.

 

TO CONSIDER:

The isolation of the traveler is equivalent to that carried out by positive cases and close contacts (but without a medical license). This means that, during their isolation, the traveler and his co-inhabitants CANNOT:

  • Leave home
  • Leaving the hotel room (in case you voluntarily decide to isolate yourself in a hotel).
  • Receive visits
  • Go for a pet walk
  • Go out to work
  • Attend educational establishments
  • Use the public transport
  • Use a Health passport or mobility pass

Traveling tracking for 14 days

a. Self-report:
Any person entering the country must complete a symptom self-report form for 10 days, where they must complete a survey of health status and location.
That person who presents symptoms of coronavirus must remain in isolation, report their symptoms in the form that they will receive in their email, and wait for the contact of the health authority.

In the event that the symptoms are fever greater than 37.8ºC, sudden loss of smell or sudden loss of taste, the traveler should go to a health center as soon as possible, using their mask and avoiding using public transport, complying with all pertinent sanitary measures.
If in doubt, call Salud Responde at 600 360 7777.

b. Testing:
The traveler may undergo several diagnostic tests for COVID-19, either at the same point of entry into the country or in any of the following 10 days.
Diagnostic tests can be PCR and/or antigen tests. They may also be subjected to genotyping studies.

c. Inspection:
Travelers who are fulfilling mandatory isolation will be inspected in person at the declared place for compliance with it, at any day and time while the isolation lasts. The inspector will verify that all the co-inhabitants declared in the traveler's affidavit (C19) are in the domiciles and that there are no other undeclared persons in the domicile. In the case of a hotel, the inspector will verify that the person is in the room.
In case of failing to comply with any of the previous measures, the traveler will be sanctioned according to the provisions of Book X of the Health Code, the Penal Code, and Law No. 20,393, as appropriate. The amount of the fine applied to the sanitary summary for infractions to current regulations can reach up to 1000 UTM ($ 50,000,000).
In addition to the health summary, the mobility pass will be blocked for any traveler or co-inhabitants who do not comply with current health measures.

d. Isolation for positive cases:
Travelers who are positive in any of the tests carried out in the 10-day traveler follow-up period, and their close contacts must necessarily perform isolation in the place and for the period of time that the Health Authority determines. Includes minors.


  • Visit gob.cl for more information.

IMPORTANT: The safe conduct for foreigners referred to in the Protected Borders document is exclusively for the cases detailed in the second article of Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security. Chilean consulates do not issue safe conduct for foreigners for private reasons or visits to Chile.

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