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SEPT. 1, 2022

Protected Borders Plan is updated: Learn about the new measures for the entry of non-resident foreigners to Chile

Foreign tourists entering Chile only need to show proof of vaccination issued in the country where they were vaccinated and their identity document. It will therefore no longer be necessary to go through the process of approving vaccines. The new requirements come into effect Thursday, September 1. 

From Thursday, September 1, foreign non-residents over 18 years of age will only have to show proof of vaccination issued in the country where they were vaccinated. This is a step towards easing the health requirements for entering Chile, since it will no longer be necessary to go through the process of approving vaccines, as previously required as part of the Protected Borders Plan. Proof of vaccination, together with an identity document, will now be considered as equivalent to the Pase de Movilidad (Mobility Pass). 

If the traveler has not been fully vaccinated, they must present a negative PCR test result no more than 48 hours before leaving their country. This result allows them to travel, but it does not give them access to a Pase de Movilidad. 

Travelers will also no longer have to complete the Declaración Jurada del Viajero (Traveler’s Affidavit, C19), as information will be provided at border control for travelers to be traced. Health authorities will continue to carry out random testing of travelers at all points of entry into Chile in order to detect new variants and thus maintain epidemiological and genomic surveillance. 

▶ Find more information at www.chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/

Tourism incentive 

Tourism Undersecretary Verónica Kunze emphasized that these modifications will encourage the arrival of tourists to Chile, as “they seek to encourage the entry of foreign visitors, who we predict will be a little more than 1,800,000 people. They demonstrate a good border control process and, what is more, a good health situation that will make their stay safer. We know that Chile is an excellent destination, but the new measures allow us to be more competitive globally and make us a place that provides great experiences from the moment you arrive at the airport.” 

It is predicted that almost 600,000 passengers will travel in September on international flights. For this reason, Nuevo Pudahuel, Chile’s main airport, has introduced a plan to reinforce information, which will be provided on its digital communication channels and in the airport’s international terminal (T2), where 30 information display panels have been installed. The new health requirements announced by the government, as well as the affidavit required by the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) for all passengers entering the country, will be available for access using QR codes.