Date Updated

04/14/2021



  • • All individuals entering or exiting Chile must complete and submit an online Affidavit for Travelers prior to travel; the affidavit is only valid for 48 hours after submission

    • Negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure for Chile for all travelers two years old and older (including Chilean nationals and residents)

    • Possible COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival at the airport for any individual at the discretion of health authorities; if the result of the test is positive, the individual will need to quarantine at home or their hotel (or in a government facility as determined by health authorities) for 14 days

    • Non-resident foreign nationals entering Chile must show proof of health insurance with at least USD 30,000 coverage for COVID-19

    • Travelers entering Chile must provide their email address for health authorities to contact them and verify whether the individual shows any COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after arrival

    • 10-day home quarantine for all travelers as follows:
    - 5-day quarantine at a government facility (or a government approved hotel for residents of Chile) closest to the city of entry
    - Additional COVID-19 PCR test during the 5-day quarantine; if the result of the test is positive, they must remain in or transfer to a government facility for an additional five days; if the result of the test is negative, they may complete five additional days of quarantine at home
    - Affected travelers (except Chilean nationals and residents who departed Chile before 28 March and are returning after 31 March must pay for costs associated with the first five days of quarantine at the government facility and COVID-19 testing in advance


  • • Though the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not published an official communication, it has stopped accepting applications for initial consular work and residence visas through its online system from foreign nationals residing abroad

    • Suspension of processing and issuance of initial work and residence visas and Tourist Visas at all Chilean consular posts until further notice, due to the current entry ban (see Travel Restrictions below)

    • The Immigration Department continues to accept, process, and adjudicate in-country visa and residence applications; foreign nationals can submit their initial Work Contract Visa applications or initial Temporary Residence Visa applications through a post office branch, or can submit their Work Contract Visa or Temporary Residence Visa renewal, change of employer or permanent residence applications through the Department's digital portal

    • Nationals of Brazil, China, Cuba, Haiti and Peru can file their permanent residence applications online through the Immigration Department's digital portal, as all other foreign nationals; they are normally required to appear at a ChileAtiende branch, but these offices are temporarily closed; these foreign nationals can submit digital copies of their police clearance certificate along with all other required documents, but must submit their original documents at a ChileAtiende branch between October 13, 2021 and December 12, 2021

    • The Civil Registry office has resumed some operations; foreign nationals can apply for their Chilean Identity Cards but should expect delays in the issuance of the cards

    • The International Police Department (PDI) has resumed some operations:
    - Foreign nationals can complete their visa registration online; delays can be expected due to updates and technical issues with the online platform
    - Foreign nationals can request travel certificates, tourist card duplicates, residence certificates, and duplicates of visa registration by email while the PDI develops their online platform to include these services
    - Foreign nationals must schedule appointments to request a permanent residence validity certificate in person; delays can be expected due to temporary closures

    • Suspension of in-person requests and issuance of police clearance certificates at the Civil Registry office until further notice; individuals who have obtained a ClaveUnica password from the Civil Registry may request the certificate online though the Civil Registry's website; the certificate will then be issued digitally

    • Suspension of document apostille services at the Ministry of Foreign affairs until further notice due to quarantine measures in Santiago, except for certain urgent requests Travel Restrictions

    • Entry ban at all ports of entry until 30 April 2021 at 23:59 (local time) for non-resident foreign nationals, except:
    - Foreign nationals holding a valid visa-in-process receipt issued in Chile
    - Non-resident foreign nationals who have not been in a country with “community transmission” of COVID-19 or a country where a “variant of concern” of COVID-19 is reported (as determined by the World Health Organization) within 14 days prior to their arrival in Chile
    - Children of a Chilean national or resident entering as tourists, provided they travel with the apostilled or legalized birth certificate proving their relationship to the Chilean national or resident
    - Other specific and limited exceptions such as for passengers in transit or foreign nationals who hold a safe passage issued by a Chilean consular post, among others

    • Until 30 April 2021, Chilean nationals and residents seeking to exit the country will have to request an exit permit to travel abroad through the national police website, which will only be granted for reasons including essential activities, humanitarian or health reasons, or for those who will not return to Chile


  • • Property visits are available for some locations


  • • Serviced apartments are accepting new bookings from self-quarantined guests; they guarantee the disinfection and sanitization of the apartments

    • Bookings being made virtually and apartments are available

    • Some temporary accommodations providers are providing rate discounts for guests that are currently occupying existing accommodations


  • • Schools are closed until further notice; administrative staff are working to attend to some parents' and potential parents' requests for information

    • Schools are working with virtual classes and direct communications with each family
  • No information to report at this time


  • • Public transport continues to operate with limited service

    • Mandatory use of mask in any means of public or private transport
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both / video recommended


    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Open but slow
    • Sea: Open but slow

    Road Availability
    • Open but slow


    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • Packing - Yes, but will need to have a representative
    • Delivery - No

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Entry Restrictions

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