Chile Reopens For International Arrivals On November 23, 2020

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Chile has been closed for non-citizen/resident arrivals since March 17th, but the country will again welcome international visitors from November 23, 2020.

Passengers can only arrive through Santiago’s international airport, must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test administered no more than 72 hours before, and must file an affidavit that they are free of coronavirus symptoms.

Here are the requirements:

  • Passengers must arrive in Chile through Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez Airport (SCL). All other border crossings stay closed.
  • Passenger must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival (this is difficult for those arriving outside of the region).
  • Passengers must submit an electronic health declaration before arrival that they don’t have any Covid-19 symptoms.

The announcement from Chile’s government:

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Conclusion

It didn’t take long for Chile to reopen from the first indication that they would do so. The plan earlier in the week was to open from December, but the date has now been confirmed as November 23rd.

Latin America has now mostly opened up for international arrivals. Uruguay is pretty much the only holdout that has decided to keep the country’s borders closed for the summer season.

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