Chile’s Ministry of the Interior and Public Security announced an extension to the country’s border closure, due to COVID-19, to remain in place until October 31, 2021, as well as some modifications to the previously announced “Protected Borders Plan”.
Extended Border Closures for Non-Resident Foreign Nationals without a Mobility Pass or a Salvoconducto
- Non-resident visitors traveling without a Mobility Pass or a Salvoconducto are not able to enter Chile until at least October 31, 2021.
- Vaccinated non-resident visitors may still enter Chile with a “Mobility Pass” (Pase de Movibilidad) via the Iquique, Antofagasta, and Santiago airports or a Salvoconducto via the Santiago airport.
- To enter Chile, vaccinated non-resident foreigners must upload an affidavit to c19.cl, have a negative PCR test administered less than 72 hours before boarding, possess travelers’ medical insurance (with a minimum coverage of US$ 30,000), and have their vaccination records validated in Chile.
- Those entering with a Mobility Pass will still be required to quarantine for 5 days or until a negative PCR test result is obtained.
- Those entering with a Salvoconducto who do not have a Mobility Pass will be required to quarantine for 7 days, along with any persons staying in the same residence.
- Restrictions remain the same for those without a Mobility Pass or Salvoconducto, meaning that the temporary border closure of Chile continues until at least October 31, 2021.
Chile Exit Restrictions Extended for Citizens and Residents
- Exit restrictions still apply to Chilean nationals and foreign residents who do not have a valid Mobility Pass. They must request extraordinary authorization for urgent and qualified travel abroad for (a) humanitarian reasons; (b) travel essential to the applicant’s health; (c) for essential purposes “for the proper progress of the country”; and (d) to reside abroad.
- Exemptions to Chile’s continued border closure include cargo transport, through-country transit, children or spouses of Chilean nationals or residents, those entering “for business management purposes . . . for the usefulness of the country” and those entering for humanitarian and diplomatic purposes.
Children Under 6
- As of November 1, 2021, children under six years of age may exit the country without a “Mobility Pass”.
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