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We are committed to keeping you up to date with the most important updates from Chile. We are in touch with our partners and contacts on the ground and are monitoring official government websites and the local news. We will update this guide with any significant changes.

The latest from Chile

As of the 1st of September 2022, the following currently applies:

  • The affidavit for travellers online declaration form will no longer need to be completed
  • Vaccinated travellers will need to show a Local Vaccination Certification upon entry to Chile
  • The Local Vaccination Certification will replace the current Mobility Pass and should be carried at all times
  • Non-vaccinated individuals will need to show a negative PCR test result (no older than 48 hours) to be able to enter the country
  • Random Covid-19 testing may continue to be conducted at the country's borders upon entering
  • Travellers under 18 years of age have no requirements to enter Chile

1. Travel insurance

Whilst travel insurance is no longer an official requirement of the Chilean government when entering Chile (official source), all international travellers are strongly recommended by the Chilean authorities to have medical insurance which covers any expenses relating to Covid-19.

Bear in mind that Chile has previously had a requirement for a fixed level of medical insurance for Covid-19, so although they have currently dropped this requirement, we are conscious that it could be brought back if the situation changes.

Here at Swoop, we require all customers to have adequate insurance and your Patagonia operator(s) will also have their own requirements with which you need to comply.

Finally, we recommend that you carry a printout of your policy (and possibly a spare copy in case you lose one).

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What our customers think of Travelling to Chile

My coordinator, Sydney was always there to help me through the logistical challenges of traveling during COVID. She was always reassuring; she helped me with details of travel that I couldn't have coordinated, and she just took off a lot of pressure that I was feeling. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Ashley Williams - USA

Covid had complicated a lot of things. It was well worth the effort though. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Mark Spykerman - USA

I brought home tests with me and that was very convenient. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Michael Pellegrino - USA

Initially, we were a little nervous with all of the paperwork and testing with the potential for a snafu along the way. However, the mobility passes worked well and the tests were all negative. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2021

Sean Johnston - USA

I must say that the logistics of testing in Chile are excellent. Once we were clear to move about, the overwhelming feeling was welcoming, as tourism has clearly suffered. Selfishly I have to say that we benefitted from less crowded trails. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2021

Sean Johnston - USA


2. PCR testing on arrival

On arrival in Chile, 50% of people are being asked to take a PCR test in the airport. This is randomised and you could be chosen even if you have received a booster dose of the vaccine within 6 months of travelling. Currently, the PCR test randomly administered to some tourists on arrival is free of charge and has been for many months. However, it is possible that this may change in the future with little or no notice to be chargeable. The Chilean authorities have not yet stated how long it will take for results to be shared, but we anticipate it could take around 24 hours.

Children under the age of 18 may enter, even if not vaccinated, so long as they are accompanied by a vaccinated adult or adults. Children above the age of 2 will need to take a PCR test on arrival. 

International travellers landing in Chile are no longer required to isolate after entering the country, even if they are waiting for a PCR test result. Only those who return a positive PCR test result are required to isolate (for 7 days). 


The Chilean government has published the following telephone numbers for international travellers who need assistance regarding Covid-19:

+56 22 8717800 (when calling from your home country)
800 123 668 (when calling whilst in Chile)

Calls are answered both in English and Spanish.

Information about Argentina


Chile Turismo, Requirements for entering Chile, <https://chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan>

Chilean Government, Request your mobility pass, <https://mevacuno.gob.cl/>

Chilean Ministry of Health, C-19 Health Passport, Travellers from abroad, <https://www.c19.cl/llegada-internacional.html>


Information provided by Swoop is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time only, but in this fast-changing environment we cannot be held responsible for changes not immediately reflected on this website or in information shared with you. Customers should undertake their own research appropriate to their individual circumstances before making final decisions.

Where links to government, operators or other third-party sites are provided, again this information is accurate and up-to-date to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot be held responsible for third-party content.