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CHILE AND PERU ARE NOW OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

January 15, 2021
Airlines, Chile-EN, Destinations, LATAM, Latin America, Peru-EN, Press Releases, Tips and Tricks

Chile:

Updated 19 November 2020  

Important information

  • The borders are open for international travelers (business and leisure) as of November 23, 2020.
  • The only point of entry allowed is Santiago Airport (SCL – Arturo Merino Benitez International) – The land border crossings between Chile and Argentina or Bolivia are suspended until further notice.
  • Travel insurance covering COVID-19 is mandatory.

Mandatory PCR test

  • Passengers must present a negative RT-PCR (Molecular) test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before their arrival in Santiago (SCL) to avoid a 14-day quarantine.
  • Passengers must present their negative PCR test results as well as their proof of travel insurance in their home country when checking in for their flight.
  • These test results can also be requested upon arrival at Santiago Airport (SCL)

Important requirements

  • All passengers must complete the official online health affidavit form within 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight, where the PCR test results must be uploaded. The form requires a final destination address.
  • If the passenger connects in Santiago to another destination, the plane ticket serves as a “permit” to travel to that final destination. E.g. Miami-Santiago-Calama allows the passenger to travel to Calama (Atacama).
  • In the case of multiple destinations, an additional permit for other destinations must be requested through a dedicated portal provided by the police. Currently the website is only available in Spanish, but most Internet browsers can translate it automatically. Note that travel is only allowed to and between zones labeled stage 3 (yellow / readiness), 4 (blue initial aperture), and 5 (light blue advanced aperture). Click here to check the current stage of each region, city or commune.
  • Sernatur, Chile’s tourism office, has created a special website in English for travel regulations during the pandemic.
  • The use of masks is mandatory on all LATAM flights.
  • The use of a mask or safety glasses may be mandatory, especially if flying to Santiago via Lima, where a mask is mandatory in all segments of the flight. Check the most up-to-date information before your flight.
  • Traditional surgical masks are the only ones allowed. Handmade cloth masks, bandanas, or cloth scarves are not allowed.

Peru:

Updated 19 November 2020

Important information

  • Borders are open to international travelers (leisure and business).
  • Passengers must complete the official online form of the “Affidavit of Commitment to communicate to the Health Authority”, within 72 hours prior to the scheduled flight. Passengers must present the QR code of the online form, both in the country of origin and in Peru. Digital and printed versions are accepted.
  • Quarantine is not required.
  • Traditional surgical masks are the only ones allowed. Handmade cloth masks, bandanas, or cloth scarves are not allowed.

Mandatory PCR test

  • Passengers must present a negative RT-PCR (molecular test) test certificate or antibody test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight.
  • Passengers under 12 years of age are exempt from these tests, given that they are in good health and do not exhibit any symptoms.
  • The use of masks and face shields (or safety glasses) is mandatory for all passengers flying from, to and within Peru, including regional / international connections.

Any questions you have about the entry restrictions, please contact any of our operators at the offices of  or by contacting one of our agents.