Vaccinated visitors have been allowed to enter Chile from October 1, 2021, but they must spend the first five nights in quarantine. This will change from November 1.
Visitors who are fully vaccinated need to undergo a PCR-RT test upon arrival in Chile at one of three airports ready for international flights and then isolate until the test result comes through, which can take up to 24 hours.
You can access Chile’s website for tourism here.
Entry Requirements November 1, 2021:
1. Proof of vaccination needs to be validated before arrival to Chile at mevacuno.gob.cl
2. Visitors are required to fill out an online affidavit minimum of 48 hours of arrival at C19.cl
3. Negative PCR-RT test that is not more than 72 hours old before boarding the flight (unclear if it applies to the first flight or the flight to Chile)
4. Travel insurance with a minimum of $30,000 coverage for health-related issues (including Covid-19 infection)
5. PCR-RT test at the airport upon arrival in Chile
6. Must stay in isolation until the result from the airport test is ready (can take up to 24 hours)
7. Visitors are required to promptly reply to the daily email that they will receive for two weeks
8. Only three airports can accept international arrivals: Iquique, Antofagasta, and Arturo Merino Benítez
This is a good development for those wishing to enter Chile in the near term if they are neither nationals nor residents of the country. However, it is interesting to see how long it will take for the results to arrive for the tests performed at these three airports.
I tend to be in Santiago and various other cities around the country two to three times a year. My most recent entry was from the Falklands to Santiago (you clear immigration in Punta Arenas) in February last year.
So I’ll be back, if not before the end of this year, for sure in early 2022.