All travellers should familiarise themselves with the entry rules for Chile before travel.
If you are a British passport holder visiting Chile for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
All restrictions or entry requirements around COVID-19 have been lifted. There is no need to present negative PCR test results, COVID-19 vaccination certificates or to be subject to COVID-19 testing upon arrival.
Proof of travel insurance is no longer required to enter the country. However, insurance coverage for viruses, such as COVID-19 or influenza, is highly recommended for the duration of your stay in Chile.
Children and young people
If you travel with children under 18 years old, you must review the documents you will need to show upon entry on the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Children under 18 years old
Children under 18 years old (including non-resident foreigners) are not subject to any Covid-related entry requirements.
Special entry requirements to travel to Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
All travellers will have to comply with the following requirements to enter Easter Island (Rapa Nui):
- Complete a Single Entry Form (FUI).
- Return ticket.
- Reservation in a tourist service registered in SERNATUR or invitation letter from the Provincial Delegation.
In addition, all travellers will be subject to health monitoring for 5 days after entering the island.
If you’re transiting through Chile
Transiting through Chile on your way to another country without exiting the airport premises and without transiting to a domestic flight is permitted. Nevertheless, if you wish to exit the airport or if your transit comprises flying to another city within Chile, Chilean authorities will require you to meet all the current entry requirements.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
If you are a resident in Chile, your passport must be valid when entering the country.
Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
If you are a British passport holder visiting Chile for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa.
On arrival in Chile the immigration authorities will issue you with a ‘Tarjeta de Turismo - Tourist Card’, an A5 sized white form. You must keep this document on a safe place and present it to immigration when you leave the country. If you lose it, you should request a copy of the Tourist card on the PDI website choosing the option ‘Duplicado de Tarjeta de Turismo’, at the nearest PDI office or at the office at Santiago airport.
Please note that the official website for digital procedures for Chilean immigration is in the process of being changed as a result of the approval of the Regulation of Law No. 21.325 (‘El portal oficial de trámites digitales del Servicio de Migraciones se encuentra en proceso de cambio producto de la aprobación del Reglamento de la Ley N° 21.325’.) This change is likely to affect any visa extension or ‘Prorroga de Turismo’.
Closely review the Chilean Immigration Department (Extranjeria) website for any updates regarding visas. Telephone: 600 626 4222.
British-Chilean dual nationals must enter and leave Chile using their Chilean passport. Chilean entry and exit requirements for dual nationals may change without notice. For further information check with the nearest Chilean Embassy.
Travelling with children
Chile has strict requirements for the entry and exit of minors under the age of 18.
Children born in Chile require a Chilean passport to leave.
Children under 18 years old, who are leaving Chile alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives, must get authorisation to travel from a Chilean notary (“notaría”) before travelling.