Chile Travel Restrictions 2022

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If you’re looking for the requirements to enter Chile in 2022, you’ve just arrived at the right place. In this post, we will explain all the documents you need to have before traveling.

 

Like many other countries worldwide, the Chilean State shut its international borders in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. That’s why, for a long period of time, the international travelers could not enter Chile and enjoy its natural attractions. 

 

Traveling to Chile in 2022

 

However, since November 1, 2021, traveling to Chile is possible again if some conditions are met. From last April, the Chilean Government lifted both travel requirements and restrictions in the country. As a matter of fact, you are allowed to visit Chile without having been vaccinated.

 

Covid-19 in Chile

 

Luckily, the outbreak caused by the Omicron variant reached its peak on February 11, 2022. Since then, the covid cases in Chile have been decreasing at a significant rate. Indeed, the number of positive cases are even lower than they were in January before the spread of the Omicron strain.

Globally, Chile is one of the leading countries with the highest covid-19 vaccination rate. Indeed, 91,4% of the population is already fully inoculated with 3 shots. Moreover, the inoculation of a fourth shot has already begun.

On the other hand, with the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Chile, the Paso a Paso covid restriction plan has been flexibilizing its measures. This new plan consists of 3 different phases in which the country can move forward or back. 

If in the first phase of the Paso a Paso plan, using the mask isn’t necessary in public places if a one-meter distance can be respected. It is worth noting that the majority of the destinations in Chile are currently in phase 1.

However, you should keep in mind that the Pase de movilidad (mobility pass, a document proving the full vaccination scheme) is still required for people over 12 years old in order to enter restaurants, bars, and other public transportations such as planes, buses, etc.

 

Travel requirements to visit Chile 2022

 

Since November 1 of2021, international tourists can enter Chile again via 4 different airports: Santiago de Chile, Iquique, Antofagasta and Punta Arenas. Moreover, the land border points have been gradually opening. 

In view of the above, the travel documents and requirements to enter Chile are the following:

  • Valid passport
  • Declaración Jurada de Viajeros (travelers’ Affidavit). You can obtain this document by completing the c19 form. You must do it within 48 hours before boarding. Children under age 12 are exempt to meet this condition.
  • Health travel insurance with a minimum coverage of US $30.000 related to covid-19 incidences.
  • Aleatory PCR-test upon arrival at Chile. If positive, you must quarantine for 7 days at your cost hence the importance of contracting a travel insurance.

As you can see, you no longer require a full vaccination scheme in order to visit Chile. Even so, the Chilean Government recommends having a PCR-test before traveling, and also advises that the mobility pass is still required to enter the majority of the public businesses and transportations.

 

How to acquire the Pase de Movilidad

 

In order to obtain the mobility pass, you must enter this link. There, you will upload the QR codes or documents that show proof of the inoculations, and also a copy of your passport.

The Chilean Ministry of Health guaranties a maximum of 48 working hours to confirm the mobility pass request. After 48 hours, you will receive a temporary mobility pass with a validity of 96 hours. Afterwards, you may enter the country and use the mobility pass for the validated period of time. If the request doesn’t get approved, you can provide a negative test result of a PCR or antigen test, taken in a authorized laboratory. Thus, the negative result substitutes the mobility pass where required in public places or transportation.

Please note that the covid-19 vaccines recognized by the ISP (Chilean Institute of Public Health) are the following:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Corona Vac 
  • AstraZeneca
  • CanSino 
  • Janssen 
  • SPUTNIK-V 
  • mRNA 1273/Spikevax

 

As you already know, we are living through moments of constant changes. In this view, don’t hesitate to ask our team about the last travel restrictions when planning your next adventure in Chile.