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Chile travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Chile. Chile is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Chile. Chile is part of South America with main city at Santiago. Its Developing country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is Chilean Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Chile


for travel

For entry into Chile

International travel to Chile is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

If traveling to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), travelers are required to be fully vaccinated, as well as to show proof of a round-trip ticket, a reservation at a tourist service registered in SERNATUR or an invitation letter from the Provincial Delegation, and complete an online 'single entry form'.
Additionally, all travelers may be subject to antigen testing between day 1 and day 5 of arrival in Rapa Nui and they should self-monitor for the first 5 days. Further information can be found at - Single entry form

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
Authorized vaccines include those approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours, before departure.
For more details Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, Chile

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. The COVID-19 response for the different regions in Chile can be found in Spanish at

Use of masks

Face masks are not required.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Chile

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return Quarantine may be required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Chile

The Chilean government’s strategy to manage COVID-19 is called ‘Paso A Paso’. It has five stages:
Stage 1 - Restriction
Stage 2 - Transition
Stage 3 - Preparation
Stage 4 - Initial Reopening
Stage 5 - Advanced Reopening
Individual comunas will move forwards or backwards between these stages, depending on the level of COVID-19 infections in the region. Changes to the stage of a ‘comuna’ can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after. All rules for each Stage (Paso) will apply seven-days a week.
In those areas under Stage 1 ‘Restriction’ you are only allowed to leave your residence under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food or medical supplies, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual ( Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish.
For further detailed information on rules for every Stage, you should review the Chilean Government Paso a Paso website (

🛡️ Travel safety for Chile

Exercise a high degree of caution

Chile has revised its COVID-19 action plan, including the management of its borders. To enter Chile, you must have a valid visa prior to arrival. Depending on the alert level, there are different entry requirements (see ‘Travel’). The visa and the International Travellers Affidavit are mandatory for travellers entering Chile. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Chile due to potential demonstrations, civil unrest, and violence.
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