September 28, 2023

Chile tightens Covid travel requirements

Chile will carry out random tests for Covid-19 on arriving travellers under revised entry requirements.

It has also imposed additional mandatory entry requirements on passengers arriving from China.

Updated advice from the Foreign Office says: “Some people, chosen at random, will be required to take Covid tests when entering the country. 

“If you refuse or if the result is positive, you will have to complete a mandatory five-day quarantine at a government sanitary residence.”

It is already necessary to provide a vaccination certificate and proof of a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to arrival in the South American country.

The FCO added: “Proof of travel insurance is no longer required. However, insurance coverage for Covid-related issues is highly recommended for the duration of your stay in Chile.”