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TRAVEL TO CHILE IN COVID TIMES – What you need to know


  • All persons 6 years and older must present proof of complete vaccination before entering Chile. The vaccinations must be validated at mevacuno.gob.cl in order to obtain the mobility pass.
  • ALL persons, regardless of their citizenship, must undergo a mandatory PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Chile.

On the official website chile.travel/planviajarachile, which is also available in English, you will find detailed information on the requirements for entering Chile, onward travel within the country and additional information.

=> Below you will find an infographic with the detailed requirements for entering Chile.


As a precautionary measure due to the emergence of the new Omicron variant, a ban on entry is in place for non-resident foreigners who have been in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesoto, Eswatini and Mozambique in the last 14 days previous to visit Chile.


  • After successful recognition of the vaccines at mevacuno.gob.cl, it is valid indefinitely for entry into Chile.
  • All persons aged 2 years and over must present a negative PCR test on arrival in Chile, carried out 72 hours before departure.
  • The cost of the mandatory PCR test performed upon entry into Chile must be paid by the traveller from 1 December 2021. The PCR test costs approximately USD 40 and is paid by credit card on site.
  • People who arrive in Santiago (SCL) and have a connecting flight will take the PCR test in Santiago airport, but no longer have to stay in Santiago, but can wait for the PCR test result at their final destination.
  • From December 1st, 2021 it is no longer mandatory to take the PCR or antigen test to enter the region of Magallanes.


The following airports can be used for entry into Chile from December 1st, 2021, provided that the vaccinations received have been validated in advance via https://mevacuno.gob.cl/:

  • Santiago (SCL)
  • Iquique (IQQ)
  • Antofagasta (ANF)
  • Punta Arenas (PUQ)

The opening of the following land border crossings planned for December this year is postponed until further notice:

  • Chacalluta – Border between Chile and Peru
  • Colchane – Border between Chile and Bolivia
  • Pino Hachado – Border between Chile (Araucania) and Argentina

Planned opening of the following land border crossings between Chile and Argentina from January 1st, 2022:

  • Los Libertadores (Crossing to Mendoza)
  • Cardenal Samoré (Crossing to Bariloche/Villa Angostura)
  • Río Don Guillermo (Crossing to El Calafate)

What should you take into consideration to travel to Chile?

In order to facilitate the restart of travel to our country, we have put together an infographic for you with the most important information about entering and staying in Chile.

Guideline Entry to Chile

Here you can download the infographic as pdf file.