If you’re looking for the requirements to enter Chile in 2023, you’ve just arrived at the right place. In this post, we will report the latest travel updates you need to know before your trip to Chile.
The international terminal (T2) at SCL (Santiago Airport) is now located in a separate building than the domestic terminal (T1). 7-min walking distance.
Watch this video for detailed information about arriving at T2 and going to T1:
Chile announces the end of the “Protected Borders Plan”
The Ministry of Health of Chile eliminated the “Protected Borders Plan” on May 9, 2023. The end of the resolution ollowed the declaration by the World Health Organization of the end of the Covid pandemic.
As a result, PCR tests and COVID-19 vaccination certificates are no longer required for international tourists entering Chile.
Moreover, the Resolution Nº505 of the Ministry of Health of Chile also lifted all previous border restrictions and random PCR testing at airports upon arrival in the country.
Here is the information regarding the current border situation in Chile.
- Your flight has landed in Chile. As you leave the aircraft, local officials will indicate the line you need to follow for your passport control.
- You will see QR codes to be scanned published on the walls of the airport hallway. This is the digital affidavit for the Agricultural Service and Customs. You can do it while you wait in line for passport control.
- Followed by Passport control, you will go to Customs and SAG (Agricultural Service) control. There is a mandatory Digital Affidavit that all adults must fill-in. This is done online upon arrival (at the airport), you can access the form here: https://djsimple.sag.gob.cl/ Click on INICIAR TRAMITE and follow instructions.
- Travelers will be able to make their domestic flight connections the same day they arrive in Chile. When booking your domestic flight, allow 3 to 4 hours between the arrival of your international flight and the departure time of your domestic flight, just to be sure you’ll be on time.
- If you are coming from the USA or Europe, most international flights arrive at SCL between 7am and 10am. Make sure your domestic flight departs from SCL at noon (12:00) or later.
- Collect all your luggage from the baggage carousels, and proceed to exit the automatic doors. If you are taking a domestic flight, proceed to Terminal T1 following T1 signs. It is a 7-min walk from T2 to T1.
- Once you enter Chile, you have 90 days to travel (normal tourist visa).
As you already know, the only constant is change. In this view, don’t hesitate to ask our team about the last travel updates when planning your next adventure in Chile.