Chile, an international destination chosen by tourists from all over the world.
International tourists must submit their travel documents, i.e.valid identity card, passport and, depending on your country of origin, the duly stamped visa.
Citizens from other southamerican countries, European Union, U.S, Canada and Australia don't need a tourist visa. Nevertheless, some nationals must pay a Reciprocity Tax before going through the International Police security checkpoint.
Criminal/police records can cause international visitors to be refused entry in Chile (as in many other countries). Chile has the legitimate right to expel any immigrant due to police or criminal backgrounds.
Remember that you must declare all products of plant and animal origin you are entering into Chile by filling in the Customs/SAG Affidavit Form that will be submitted to SAG. In this way you are helping to protect the plants and animals in Chile's fertile ecosystem.
Upon entering Chile (at every airport and/or border crossing point) your police backgrounds will be checked at the International Police security checkpoints.
Chile stretches over 4,300 km (2,670 mi) north to south and you can enter the country using diverse modes of transportation including air travel, land and cruise arrivals.
The main access by air is through the airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez de Santiago (SCL) but there are 6 more international airports located in the cities of: Arica (ARI), Iquique (IQQ), Antofagasta (ANF), Isla de Pascua (IPC), Puerto Montt (PMC) and Punta Arenas (PUQ).
If you arrive by land you can enter the country through the northern border crossing point located in Arica. Use the border crossing points located in Arica, Iquique and Antofagasta if you come through Bolivia. Along the border line with Argentina there are more than 50 crossing points, being those located in La Serena, Osorno and Santiago the busiest and most popular ones.
To get to the Chilean Patagonia and in particular to the commune of Puerto Natales from Argentina the crossing points are: Dorotea and Casas Viajas crossing points. To get to Torres del Payne commune (in Chile) you can use Río Don Guillermo crossing point. To reach the commune of Punta Arenas the only crossing point is the Integración Austral. Finally, if you enter Chile through the commune of Porvenir there are two crossing points called San Sebastian and Bellavista.
Chileans and resident foreigners may enter the country through any border crossing with their sworn statement in C19.cl and a negative PCR for up to 72 hours before boarding.
If they do not have their Mobility Pass, the obligation to carry out a seven-day quarantine is maintained, both for them and for the people who cohabit in their residence. This means that no one can enter or leave the declared address for isolation during that period.
All foreigners who wish to enter Chile, and who have already validated their vaccination scheme on the website mevacuno.gob.cl, must submit an affidavit at least 48 hours before boarding on the website C19.cl.
Along with this, they must have a negative PCR up to 72 hours before the trip.
In addition, they must have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD $ 30,000.
Upon entering the country, they must be kept in isolation until they have the result of the PCR test carried out after entering Chile.
The steps enabled for the entry of foreigners are the Arturo Merino Benítez Airport, the Iquique airport and the Antofagasta airport.
For more information, visit the website provided by the Chilean government for travelers at the following link: ENTRY TO CHILE FROM ABROAD