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America > Chile: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 5.1 millions

Active cases: 7 366

Recovered: 5 millions

Deaths: 63 6

Vaccination count: 18.1 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Not required.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
 • Masks are required in enclosed public places
 • Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Chile’s international border is now open to vaccinated non-resident foreign citizens.

At the time of embarking to Chile, the person must comply with the following:

1. Certificate of vaccination issued in the country where he/she was vaccinated.

2. If the traveler does not have the vaccination schedule for their country, they must show a negative result in a PCR test within a maximum of 48 hours from departure.

3. Those who are under 18 years of age do not have any requirements to enter Chile.

If you are from Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, or Dominica, you must have a Transitory Stay Visa. Dominicans holding a valid North American visa are exempt from this requirement. If you are from Australia, you need a E-Visa. Check which countries require a Visa to enter Chile in this link https://bit.ly/3j19ZHE

More details available here https://www.chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/

Tests: Not required.

Quarantine: No
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2023-03-16.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
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 (https://comisariavirtual.cl/). 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 (https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso/).

Mask use
Masks are required in enclosed public places
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Allowed under covid restrictions

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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