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Airlines Updates

Published on 08.10.2020
JetSmart adds Castro/Chiloe service from Dec 2020

10.09.2020 LATAM Chile
Santiago de Chile – Los Angeles eff 11SEP20 2 weekly 787-8
Santiago de Chile – Lima eff 15SEP20 10 weekly A320/787-9
Santiago de Chile – Madrid 3 weekly 787-8
Santiago de Chile – Miami 8 weekly 787-9
Santiago de Chile – Montevideo 1 weekly A320
Santiago de Chile – New York JFK 2 weekly 787-8
Santiago de Chile – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 4 weekly A320
Santiago de Chile – Sao Paulo Guarulhos – New York JFK 2 weekly 787-8

Published on 09.09.2020
LATAM Airlines Group Sep 2020 International operations as of 06SEP20

Published on 10.08.2020
LATAM Airlines Group 2020/21 International network update as of 0030GMT 08AUG20

27.07.2020 LATAM Airlines Group in the last few days continue to adjust planned International operation, for the month of August 2020. As of 26JUL20, planned operation as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

LATAM Chile
Santiago de Chile – Lima eff 10AUG20 3 weekly A320
Santiago de Chile – Lima – Los Angeles eff 15AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Santiago de Chile – Lima – New York JFK eff 16AUG20 3 weekly 787-8
Santiago de Chile – Madrid 2 weekly 787-8
Santiago de Chile – Miami 1 daily 787-9
Santiago de Chile – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 10 weekly A320

LATAM Peru
Lima – Miami eff 14AUG20 1 daily 767-300ER
Lima – Quito eff 11AUG20 3 weekly A320

More from LATAM AirlinesPublished on 20.07.2020
JetSMART adds Santiago de Chile – Trujillo service from Sep 2020

Published on 17.07.2020
LATAM Chile delays nonstop Frankfurt launch to 1Q21

23.06.20202 LATAM Airlines Chile during the month of July 2020 plans to resume service to Madrid, part of the airline’s interim International operation. Planned operation as follows.

Santiago de Chile – Madrid eff 15JUL20 3 weekly 787-9
Santiago de Chile – Miami 1 daily 787-9
Santiago de Chile – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 1 daily 787-8
Published on 26.05.2020
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Published on 21.05.2020
LATAM Group to Increase Flights in June and July

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Chile
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Chile.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Chile, including their parents and children,
    • Passengers with a confirmation letter from Chile Immigration Department confirming their application for permanent stay has been admitted for processing,
    • Passengers who were already residents in Chile before the border was closed, provided they have a residence visa stamped in their passports,
    • Passengers with a stamped consular residence visa, provided they also hold a ‘safe-conduct’ issued by a consulate of Chile,
    • Spouses and partners of nationals or residents of Chile registered in Chile,
    • Spouses and partners of residents of Chile registered abroad, provided holding a safe-conduct issued by a consulate of Chile,
    • Passengers traveling for business with a ‘safe-conduct’ issued by a consulate of Chile,
    • Transit passengers with the sole purpose of travelling to a third country,
    • Staff of diplomatic missions or international organisations accredited to Chile,
    • Foreign companions of people with disabilities, with reduced mobility, or wo are severely ill,
    • Passengers holding a diplomatic or official visa with an official identification issued by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Crew members,
    • Flights with prior authorisation obtained by emailing aro.covid@dgac.gob.cl
    • Flights for medical services and essential operations.
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Flight Restrictions

published 24.10.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 29 October 2020.
– This does not apply to:
— parents and children of nationals and residents of Chile;
— passengers with a certificate of marriage or of registered partnership with a national or resident of Chile, if the relationship is registered in Chile;
— spouses and partners of nationals or residents of Chile registered abroad with a safe-conduct issued by a consulate of Chile.

A completed “SAG Affidavit” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at sagingresoachile.cl. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

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Quarantine

published 24.10.2020

Quarantine is possible
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR SARS-CoV-2 test taken by an approved laboratory at most 72 hours before arrival, are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification is required for entering the country.

Since 19 October, Chilean nationals, foreign nationals with Chilean residency and non-residents carrying a special permit of entry (salvoconducto) issued by a Chilean Consulate overseas, can request a quarantine exemption on arrival if they can show a negative PCR-test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Chile. This test should be completed by a recognised laboratory licensed to do such tests. If travellers do not have a negative PCR-test on arrival, the 14-day quarantine restriction from arrival date is mandatory.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Full Restrictions

  • Chile Latest News: Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Chile: On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. However, if you can prove family connections with Chileans or foreigners resident in Chile, you can contact the nearest Chilean Consulate to request a ‘special permit to entry’ (Salvoconducto) prior to your travel. It is possible to transit through Chile, as long as you remain airside throughout your journey.
    *Quarantine requirements: Chile has a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals. If you are travelling by air, you will be handed a health form to fill in during the flight, to hand to authorities on arrival. At the airport, you will have your temperature checked. You will also need to confirm to authorities where you will be staying during quarantine and provide details of how you will be travelling to that location (including the name of the taxi company that you are using, if relevant). Since 19 October, Chilean nationals, foreign nationals with Chilean residency and non-residents carrying a special permit of entry (salvoconducto) issued by a Chilean Consulate overseas, can request a quarantine exemption on arrival if they can show a negative PCR-test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Chile. This test should be completed by a recognised laboratory licensed to do such tests. If travellers do not have a negative PCR-test on arrival, the 14-day quarantine restriction from arrival date is mandatory. Travellers with quarantine restrictions also have the option to take a PCR-test in Chile. This could reduce the time spent in quarantine. This request must be arranged by the traveller on arrival. The local health authorities will need to confirm the negative PCR-test result. You should be aware that health authorities are prioritising requests based on compassionate reasons. For more details please contact the Chilean COVID Health-line 6003607777 option 0. The Chilean authorities have closed all ports to cruise liners.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Chile: If you are travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting your passport and boarding pass will permit you to cross any checkpoints. Use a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permissions. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.
    Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. A nationwide curfew (now running between 11pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March.
    Be aware that if you wish to travel to Magallanes Region, you will need to provide proof of a negative PCR-test result given within 72 hours prior to travel. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas (called comunas) in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards. On 28 July, as part of the Chilean government’s step-by-step, five stage plan for the parts of Chile under quarantine orders to emerge in a phased manner from lockdown, comunas across Chile began to move from quarantine (Stage 1) into later stages. The rules on mobility in each stage are as follows: Stage 1: Quarantine. Restricted mobility; permits required for essential activity; curfew, social distancing and cordon sanitaire in place; obligatory quarantine for those over 75; prohibition of movement to secondary home. This remains the status for much of the country. Stage 2: Transition. Quarantine remains in place at weekends and bank holidays; social gatherings of no more than 10 people allowed; curfew, social distancing and cordon sanitaire in place; obligatory quarantine for those over 75; and a prohibition on movement to a secondary home. Stage 3: Preparation. Under this stage there will be no more mobility restrictions within the comuna; social gatherings capped at 50 people; curfew, social distancing and cordon sanitaire in place; obligatory quarantine for those over 75; and a prohibition on movement to a secondary home. Stage 4: Initial opening. Significant step that aims to re-open certain low risk activities and to avoid crowds and physical contact. Establishment of a new way of living: COVID MODE. Social gatherings with no more than 50 people permitted; cinemas, theatres, restaurants and cafes allowed to function at 25% capacity; restaurants and cafĂ©s allowed to open to the public at 25% capacity; gradual return to physical classes in education establishments (Education Ministry plans and health situation permitting). Curfew and cordon sanitaire dependent on local authority decision; social distancing still required; pubs and clubs remain closed; over 75’s allowed to leave their homes for 60 minutes per day; prohibition of movement to secondary home. Re-opening of borders.
    Stage 5: Advanced opening. This step relies on the population becoming accustomed to activities in COVID MODE. Social gatherings with no more than 150 people permitted; cinemas, theatres, restaurants and cafes allowed to function at 75% capacity; gyms, pubs and clubs can function at 50% capacity; gradual return to physical classes in education establishments. Social distancing of 1 metre; free movement for those over 75 and movement to secondary homes allowed. The Government’s “Chile Atiende” website outlines which phase-out stage each comuna of Chile is in under the first heading (“En quĂ© lugares de Chile hay cuarantena?”). In areas in quarantine you are only allowed to leave your residence under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. Individuals that wish to pass the sanitary cordons must obtain a “Salvoconducto” permit and a“Health Passport” (“pasaporte sanitario”) (under “viajeros regionales” for residents or “viajeros regionales” for foreign visitors), at least 24 hours before.
    Information on the areas of Chile that have sanitary cordons is available on the Government’s “Chile Atiende” website under the seventh heading (“Dónde hay aduanas sanitarias y cordones sanitarios?”).
    Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.
    *Public places and services: Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces, irrespective of what stage of the quarantine phase-out a comuna is in.

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    22.10.2020
  • Chile Latest News: Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Chile: On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. It is possible to transit through Chile, as long as you remain airside throughout your journey.

    *Quarantine requirements: Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with Chilean residency who return to the country will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you are returning by air, you will be handed a health form to fill in during the flight, to hand to authorities on arrival. At the airport you will have your temperature checked. You will also need to confirm to authorities where you will be conducting quarantine and provide details of how you will be travelling to that location (including the name of the taxi company that you are using, if relevant). Although this is not an entry requirement, if you wish to undertake a PCR test, you can do so by visiting a local doctor or hospital and obtaining a medical order (orden medica) for the test. Once you have done the test, you should receive the results within 72 hours. If the result is negative, you do not need to remain in quarantine. If the result is positive, you must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of the test. The Chilean authorities have closed all ports to cruise liners.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on October 15: The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Saturday, October 17 at 5:00 am): Cañete (VIII Region); Galvarino (IX Region); Renaico (IX Region); Chonchi (X Region); o Purranque (X Region); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, October 19 at 5:00 am). Molina (VII Region); Longaví (VII Region); Hualpén (VIII Region); Talcahuano (VIII Region); Concepción (VIII Region); Penco (VIII Region); San Pedro de la Paz (VIII Region); Chiguayante (VIII Region);
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, October 19 at 5:00 am): Calama (II Region); Coquimbo (IV Region); La Serena (IV Region); Ovalle (IV Region); San Antonio (V Region); Renca (RM); MaipĂș (RM); San JoaquĂ­n (RM); Lo Espejo (RM); San Bernardo (RM); El Monte (RM); Paine (RM); Santa Cruz (VI Region); Panguipuilli (XIV Region).
    · The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This includes the re-opening of cinemas and movie theaters, as well as indoor seating at restaurants at 50% capacity (begins Monday, October 19 at 5:00 am): Til Til (RM); María Pinto (RM); Curacaví (RM); Pirque (RM); Colina (RM)
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the reimposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Saturday, October 17 at 5:00 am):
    Mariquina (XIV Region); Los Lagos (XIV Region);La UniĂłn (XIV Region);San Rosendo (VIII Region);Cabrero (VIII Region); Laja (VIII Region); Yumbel (VIII Region);Perquenco (IX Region); Freire (IX Region); VilcĂșn (IX Region)

    The establishment of sanitary cordons for the following locations (begins Friday, October 9 at 6:00 pm until Monday, October 12 at 11:00 pm). Interregional permisos will not be valid to cross these sanitary cordons: Metropolitan Region, Gran ValparaĂ­so, Gran ConcepciĂłn, Temuco/Padre las Casas.
    Beginning Friday, October 2, curfew for the Magallanes Region (including Punta Arenas) will be from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am.
    For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit the Embassy webpage on COVID-19. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.
    Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    15.10.2020
  • Chile Latest News: Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Chile: On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. It is possible to transit through Chile, as long as you remain airside throughout your journey.

    *Quarantine requirements: Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with Chilean residency who return to the country will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you are returning by air, you will be handed a health form to fill in during the flight, to hand to authorities on arrival. At the airport you will have your temperature checked. You will also need to confirm to authorities where you will be conducting quarantine and provide details of how you will be travelling to that location (including the name of the taxi company that you are using, if relevant). Although this is not an entry requirement, if you wish to undertake a PCR test, you can do so by visiting a local doctor or hospital and obtaining a medical order (orden medica) for the test. Once you have done the test, you should receive the results within 72 hours. If the result is negative, you do not need to remain in quarantine. If the result is positive, you must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of the test. The Chilean authorities have closed all ports to cruise liners.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on October 1: The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Saturday, October 3 at 5:00 am): Coihueco (XVI Region), Loncoche (IX Region), Carahue (IX Region), Puerto Saavedra (IX Region), Osorno (X Region), Frutillar (X Region), San Juan de la Costa (X Region), RĂ­o Negro (X Region).
    The following comunas move to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Saturday, October 3 at 5:00 am). Note: comunas in bold are being downgraded from Phase 3 to Phase 2, and will now be subject to quarantine on the weekends and holidays: Alto Hospicio (I Region), Iquique (I Region), CopiapĂł (III Region), Tierra Amarilla (III Region), Ovalle (IV Region), Calera (V Region), Renca (RM), Paine (RM), Santa Cruz (VI Region), Teno (VII Region), Maule (VII Region), ChillĂĄn (XVI Region), ChillĂĄn Viejo (XVI Region), RĂ­o Bueno (XIV Region), Corral (XIV Region), Valdivia (XIV Region), Paillaco (XIV Region), Angol (IX Region), Renaico (IX Region),Temuco (IX Region), Padre las Casas (IX Region), Villarrica (IX Region), Lautaro (IX Region), Galvarino (IX Region), Nueva Imperial (IX Region), Victoria (IX Region), Cunco (IX Region), Chol Chol (IX Region).
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, October 5 at 5:00 am): Tocopilla (II Region), Colina (RM), Huechuraba (RM), Recoleta (RM), Quinta Normal (RM), Cerrillos (RM), El Bosque (RM), CuracavĂ­ (RM), MarĂ­a Pinto (RM).
    The establishment of sanitary cordons for the following locations (begins Friday, October 9 at 6:00 pm until Monday, October 12 at 11:00 pm). Interregional permisos will not be valid to cross these sanitary cordons: Metropolitan Region, Gran ValparaĂ­so, Gran ConcepciĂłn, Temuco/Padre las Casas.
    Beginning Friday, October 2, curfew for the Magallanes Region (including Punta Arenas) will be from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am.
    For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit the Embassy webpage on COVID-19. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.
    Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    02.10.2020
  • Chile Latest News: Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020). State of catastrophe extended until 25 September because of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 03.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Chile: On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. It is possible to transit through Chile, as long as you remain airside throughout your journey.

    *Quarantine requirements: Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with Chilean residency who return to the country will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you are returning by air, you will be handed a health form to fill in during the flight, to hand to authorities on arrival. At the airport you will have your temperature checked. You will also need to confirm to authorities where you will be conducting quarantine and provide details of how you will be travelling to that location (including the name of the taxi company that you are using, if relevant). Although this is not an entry requirement, if you wish to undertake a PCR test, you can do so by visiting a local doctor or hospital and obtaining a medical order (orden medica) for the test. Once you have done the test, you should receive the results within 72 hours. If the result is negative, you do not need to remain in quarantine. If the result is positive, you must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of the test. The Chilean authorities have closed all ports to cruise liners.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 16 September: the imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Friday, September 18 at 5:00 a.m.): Pichidehua (VI Region), Licanten ( VII Region), Curanilahue (VIII Region), Los Alamos (VIII Region), Lebu (VIII Region), Maullin (X Region). The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Friday, September 25 at 11:00 pm): Ercilla (IX Region), Lonquimay (IX Region), Teodoro Schmidt (IX Region), Coyhaique (XI Region).
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, September 28 at 5:00 am): Pozo Almonte (I Region), Mejillones (II Region), Antofagasta (II Region), La Serena (IV Region), Coquimbo (IV Region), La Cruz (V Region), Quinta Normal (RM), Cerro Navia (RM), Lo Prado (RM), ConchalĂ­ (RM), Lo Espejo (RM), La Pintana (RM), Puente Alto (RM), Buin (RM), Linares (VII Region).
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, September 28 at 5:00 am): Lampa (RM), Quilicura (RM), Lo Barnechea (RM), Santiago Centro (RM), Estación Central (RM), Pedro Aguirre Cerda RM), Peñalolén (RM), Padre Hurtado (RM), Calera de Tango (RM), Isla de Maipo (RM), Tiltil (RM), Talagante (RM).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the reimposition of quarantines on weekends and holidays (begins Friday, September 25 at 11:00 pm): Panguipulli (XIV Region), Lanco (XIV Region).
    For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit the Embassy website. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.
    Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    28.09.2020
  • Chile Latest News: Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020). State of catastrophe extended until 25 September because of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 03.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 16 September: the imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Friday, September 18 at 5:00 a.m.): Pichidehua (VI Region), Licanten ( VII Region), Curanilahue (VIII Region), Los Alamos (VIII Region), Lebu (VIII Region), Maullin (X Region). The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Friday, September 25 at 11:00 pm): Ercilla (IX Region), Lonquimay (IX Region), Teodoro Schmidt (IX Region), Coyhaique (XI Region).
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, September 28 at 5:00 am): Pozo Almonte (I Region), Mejillones (II Region), Antofagasta (II Region), La Serena (IV Region), Coquimbo (IV Region), La Cruz (V Region), Quinta Normal (RM), Cerro Navia (RM), Lo Prado (RM), ConchalĂ­ (RM), Lo Espejo (RM), La Pintana (RM), Puente Alto (RM), Buin (RM), Linares (VII Region).
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, September 28 at 5:00 am): Lampa (RM), Quilicura (RM), Lo Barnechea (RM), Santiago Centro (RM), Estación Central (RM), Pedro Aguirre Cerda RM), Peñalolén (RM), Padre Hurtado (RM), Calera de Tango (RM), Isla de Maipo (RM), Tiltil (RM), Talagante (RM).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the reimposition of quarantines on weekends and holidays (begins Friday, September 25 at 11:00 pm): Panguipulli (XIV Region), Lanco (XIV Region).
    For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit the Embassy website. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.
    Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    24.09.2020
  • Chile Latest News: Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020). State of catastrophe extended until 25 September because of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 03.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 16 September: the imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Friday, September 18 at 5:00 a.m.): Pichidehua (VI Region), Licanten ( VII Region), Curanilahue (VIII Region), Los Alamos (VIII Region), Lebu (VIII Region), Maullin (X Region).
    The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, September 21 at 5:00 a.m.): Independencia (RM), Pudahuel (RM), El Bosque (RM).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the resumption of quarantines on the weekends and during holidays (begins Friday, September 18 at 5:00 a.m.): San Fernando (VI Region), Talca (VII Region).
    For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit the Embassy website. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.
    Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    17.09.2020
  • Chile Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020). State of catastrophe extended until 25 September because of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 03.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. As of September 9, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 427,027 cases of COVID-19 in Chile. The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on September 9: The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Friday, September 11 at 11:00 pm): Vallenar (III Region); Paine (RM); Molina (VII Region); San Clemente (VII Region); LongavĂ­ (VII Region); Coronel (VIII Region); San Pedro de la Paz (VIII Region); Lota (VIII Region); Puerto Natales (XII Region); Porvenir (XII Region); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, September 14 at 5:00 am):
    Quilicura (RM); San Bernardo (RM); Isla de Maipo (RM); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, September 14 at 5:00 am): La Reina (RM).
    Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    09.09.2020
  • Chile Santiago area gradually emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.Currently, 15 boroughs in the metropolitan area are still under lockdown. (Xinhua, 08.09.2020). State of catastrophe extended until 25 September because of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 03.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. As of August 30, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 408,426 cases of COVID-19 in Chile. The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 30 August. The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 a.m.): Santa Cruz (VI Region); Hualqui (VII Region); Chillan (VII Region); Chillan Viejo (VII Region); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the removal of quarantine on the weekends, as well as the re-opening of outdoor dining in restaurants at 25 percent capacity (begins Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 a.m.): Los Andes (V Region); San Felipe (V Region); Vitacura (RM); Las Condes (RM); Providencia (RM); Nunoa (RM); San Jose de Maipo (RM);.The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine Monday-Friday (begins Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 a.m.): Rengo (VI Region).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the re-imposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): ConcepciĂłn (VIII Region), Talcahuano (VIII Region), HualpĂ©n (VIII Region)Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map here . In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual here. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint here.

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    08.09.2020
  • Chile *****

    International restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. As of August 30, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 408,426 cases of COVID-19 in Chile. The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 30 August. The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 a.m.): Santa Cruz (VI Region); Hualqui (VII Region); Chillan (VII Region); Chillan Viejo (VII Region); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the removal of quarantine on the weekends, as well as the re-opening of outdoor dining in restaurants at 25 percent capacity (begins Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 a.m.): Los Andes (V Region); San Felipe (V Region); Vitacura (RM); Las Condes (RM); Providencia (RM); Nunoa (RM); San Jose de Maipo (RM);.The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine Monday-Friday (begins Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 a.m.): Rengo (VI Region).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the re-imposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): ConcepciĂłn (VIII Region), Talcahuano (VIII Region), HualpĂ©n (VIII Region)Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cdg89HnDuW_y4-aenjiJ-hBfO5rRGNF3&hl=es-419&ll=-33.557598873589036%2C-70.47111591128419&z=8]. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint [https://www.c19.cl/].

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    31.08.2020
  • Chile *****

    International restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. On 18 June this was renewed for a further 90 days. A nationwide curfew (11pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Beginning Friday, August 21, the nightly nationwide curfew will begin an hour later, starting at 11:00 pm. The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): Ovalle (IV Region), Penco (VIII Region), TomĂ© (VIII Region), Punta Arenas (X Region), The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This phase includes the partial reopening of restaurants, cinemas, and theaters (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):Juan FernĂĄndez (V Region) The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm), Los Andes (V Region), PeñalolĂ©n (RM), San JosĂ© del Maipo (RM), Padre Hurtado (RM), Peñaflor (RM), CuricĂł (VII Region),
    The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on August 26: The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Friday, August 28 at 11:00 pm): Linares (VII Region); Concepción (VIII Region); Talcahuano (VIII Region); Hualpén (VIII Region); Chiguayante (VIII Region); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, August 31 at 5:00 am): Hechuraba (RM); Macul (RM);
    La Florida (RM); Pedro Aguirre Cerda (RM); Cerrillos (RM) MaipĂș (RM); Calera de Tango (RM); El Monte (RM); Talagante (RM).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the re-imposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): ConcepciĂłn (VIII Region), Talcahuano (VIII Region), HualpĂ©n (VIII Region)Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cdg89HnDuW_y4-aenjiJ-hBfO5rRGNF3&hl=es-419&ll=-33.557598873589036%2C-70.47111591128419&z=8]. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint [https://www.c19.cl/].

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    27.08.2020
  • Chile *****

    International restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. On 18 June this was renewed for a further 90 days. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Beginning Friday, August 21, the nightly nationwide curfew will begin an hour later, starting at 11:00 pm. The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): Ovalle (IV Region), Penco (VIII Region), TomĂ© (VIII Region), Punta Arenas (X Region), The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This phase includes the partial reopening of restaurants, cinemas, and theaters (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):Juan FernĂĄndez (V Region) The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm), Los Andes (V Region), PeñalolĂ©n (RM), San JosĂ© del Maipo (RM), Padre Hurtado (RM), Peñaflor (RM), CuricĂł (VII Region),
    The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on August 26: The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Friday, August 28 at 11:00 pm): Linares (VII Region); Concepción (VIII Region); Talcahuano (VIII Region); Hualpén (VIII Region); Chiguayante (VIII Region); The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, August 31 at 5:00 am): Hechuraba (RM); Macul (RM);
    La Florida (RM); Pedro Aguirre Cerda (RM); Cerrillos (RM) MaipĂș (RM); Calera de Tango (RM); El Monte (RM); Talagante (RM).
    The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the re-imposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): ConcepciĂłn (VIII Region), Talcahuano (VIII Region), HualpĂ©n (VIII Region)Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cdg89HnDuW_y4-aenjiJ-hBfO5rRGNF3&hl=es-419&ll=-33.557598873589036%2C-70.47111591128419&z=8]. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint [https://www.c19.cl/].

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    26.08.2020
  • Chile *****

    International restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. On 18 June this was renewed for a further 90 days. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Beginning Friday, August 21, the nightly nationwide curfew will begin an hour later, starting at 11:00 pm. The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): Ovalle (IV Region), Penco (VIII Region), TomĂ© (VIII Region), Punta Arenas (X Region), The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This phase includes the partial reopening of restaurants, cinemas, and theaters (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):Juan FernĂĄndez (V Region) The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm), Los Andes (V Region), PeñalolĂ©n (RM), San JosĂ© del Maipo (RM), Padre Hurtado (RM), Peñaflor (RM), CuricĂł (VII Region), The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the re-imposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm): ConcepciĂłn (VIII Region), Talcahuano (VIII Region), HualpĂ©n (VIII Region)Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cdg89HnDuW_y4-aenjiJ-hBfO5rRGNF3&hl=es-419&ll=-33.557598873589036%2C-70.47111591128419&z=8]. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint [https://www.c19.cl/].

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    20.08.2020
  • Chile Chile will lift quarantines on Monday 17 August, moving the capital Santiago’s central business district and adjoining Central Station to a “transitional” stage under a “Step by Step” reopening. (Al Jazeera, 13.08.2020)

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    Inbound restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas (called communas) in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards. On 28 July, as part of the Chilean government’s step-by-step, five stage plan for the parts of Chile under quarantine orders to emerge in a phased manner from lockdown, five comunas in the Santiago metropolitan area – La Reina, Las Condes, Lo Barnechea, Ñuñoa, and Vitacura and the outlying towns of Colina and Til Til – moved from quarantine (Stage 1) into the ‘transition phase’ (Stage 2), along with two comunas in ValparaĂ­so – San Antonio and San Felipe. Under this arrangement, in Stage 2, quarantine measures in those comunas are lifted between 0500 and 2200, Monday to Friday with those residing in the areas no longer having to apply for permission to leave their residence or to move within their communa. Social gatherings of no more than 10 people are allowed. However, quarantine measures remain in place at weekends and bank holidays, with the nationwide curfew still enforced seven days a week, as well as obligatory quarantine for those over 75 and a prohibition on movement to a secondary home. In addition, the urban areas of Melipilla, CuracavĂ­, Peñaflor and San JosĂ© de Maipo are under quarantine orders until at least 31 July (inclusive). Full quarantine is also in place until at least 31 July (inclusive) in the TarapacĂĄ region: in Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Pozo Almonte, and Los Andes; in the ValparaĂ­so region: in ValparaĂ­so and Viña del Mar; in the Antofagasta region: in the urban areas of Mejillones, Tocopilla and Antofagasta itself and in Calama; in the O’Higgins region: in Rancagua and MachalĂ­; and in the El Maule region: in CuricĂł. Sanitary cordons are in place in San Antonio (ValparaĂ­so), Pirque, Alto BiobĂ­o, Los Rios, ChiloĂ©, AysĂ©n, Punta Varas and Puerto Williams. Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cdg89HnDuW_y4-aenjiJ-hBfO5rRGNF3&hl=es-419&ll=-33.557598873589036%2C-70.47111591128419&z=8]. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint [https://www.c19.cl/].

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    13.08.2020
  • Chile *****

    Inbound restrictions:

    There are currently commercial airline options. The Chilean Government maintais a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If travelling to the airport to catch a flight from one of the areas under quarantine or curfew, presenting passport and boarding pass will permit access across checkpoints. Use of a recognised taxi service or airport transfer whose driver should have the requisite permission. Chilean authorities require the use of masks in all public spaces/public transport, including the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas (called communas) in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards. On 28 July, as part of the Chilean government’s step-by-step, five stage plan for the parts of Chile under quarantine orders to emerge in a phased manner from lockdown, five comunas in the Santiago metropolitan area – La Reina, Las Condes, Lo Barnechea, Ñuñoa, and Vitacura and the outlying towns of Colina and Til Til – moved from quarantine (Stage 1) into the ‘transition phase’ (Stage 2), along with two comunas in ValparaĂ­so – San Antonio and San Felipe. Under this arrangement, in Stage 2, quarantine measures in those comunas are lifted between 0500 and 2200, Monday to Friday with those residing in the areas no longer having to apply for permission to leave their residence or to move within their communa. Social gatherings of no more than 10 people are allowed. However, quarantine measures remain in place at weekends and bank holidays, with the nationwide curfew still enforced seven days a week, as well as obligatory quarantine for those over 75 and a prohibition on movement to a secondary home.All other parts of the metropolitan region of Santiago and five neighbouring municipalities (San Bernardo, Buin, Puente Alto, Padre Hurtado and Lampa) remain under quarantine until at least 31 July (inclusive). In addition, the urban areas of Melipilla, CuracavĂ­, Peñaflor and San JosĂ© de Maipo are under quarantine orders until at least 31 July (inclusive). Full quarantine is also in place until at least 31 July (inclusive) in the TarapacĂĄ region: in Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Pozo Almonte, and Los Andes; in the ValparaĂ­so region: in ValparaĂ­so and Viña del Mar; in the Antofagasta region: in the urban areas of Mejillones, Tocopilla and Antofagasta itself and in Calama; in the O’Higgins region: in Rancagua and MachalĂ­; and in the El Maule region: in CuricĂł. Sanitary cordons are in place in San Antonio (ValparaĂ­so), Pirque, Alto BiobĂ­o, Los Rios, ChiloĂ©, AysĂ©n, Punta Varas and Puerto Williams. Information on zones in quarantine is available on this Google interactive map [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cdg89HnDuW_y4-aenjiJ-hBfO5rRGNF3&hl=es-419&ll=-33.557598873589036%2C-70.47111591128419&z=8]. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint [https://www.c19.cl/].

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    31.07.2020
  • Chile Lockdown measures in, near Santiago, other regions extended one week (Xinhua, 02.07.2020)

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    Inbound restrictions:

    On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” [https://www.c19.cl/] prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 15 July: Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, July 24. Extension of quarantines for the following additional comunas until Friday, July 24: Iquique (I Region); Alto Hospicio (I Region); Pozo Almonte (I Region); Tocopilla (II Region); Mejillones (II Region); Calama (II Region); Antofagasta (II Region); San Felipe (V Region); Los Andes (V Region); Valparaíso (V Region); Viña del Mar (V Region); Quillota (V Region); San José de Maipo (RM); Calera de Tango (RM); Peñaflor (RM); Talagante (RM); El Monte (RM); Melipilla (RM); Curacaví (RM); Tiltil (RM); Rancagua (VI Region); Graneros (VI Region); Machalí (VI Region); Curicó (VII Region).

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    15.07.2020
  • Chile Lockdown measures in, near Santiago, other regions extended one week (Xinhua, 02.07.2020)

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    Inbound restrictions:

    On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards.
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 1 July: Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, 10 July; Iquique (I Region); Alto Hospicio (I Region); Pozo Almonte (I Region); San Felipe (V Region); Los Andes (V Region); Valparaíso (V Region); Viña del Mar (V Region); Quillota (V Region); San José de Maipo (RM); Calera de Tango (RM); Peñaflor (RM); Talagante (RM); El Monte (RM); Melipilla (RM); Curacaví (RM); Tiltil (RM); Rancagua (VI Region); Graneros (VI Region); Machalí (VI Region); Curicó (VII Region). A sanitary cordon for the comunas of Lota and Coronel (VIII Region), beginning at 10:00 pm Friday, July 3

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    02.07.2020
  • Chile *****

    Inbound restrictions:

    On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. On 18 June this was renewed for a further 90 days. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards.
    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on 1 July: Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, 10 July; Iquique (I Region); Alto Hospicio (I Region); Pozo Almonte (I Region); San Felipe (V Region); Los Andes (V Region); Valparaíso (V Region); Viña del Mar (V Region); Quillota (V Region); San José de Maipo (RM); Calera de Tango (RM); Peñaflor (RM); Talagante (RM); El Monte (RM); Melipilla (RM); Curacaví (RM); Tiltil (RM); Rancagua (VI Region); Graneros (VI Region); Machalí (VI Region); Curicó (VII Region). A sanitary cordon for the comunas of Lota and Coronel (VIII Region), beginning at 10:00 pm Friday, July 3

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    01.07.2020
  • Chile *****

    Inbound restrictions:

    On 18 March 2020 the Chilean Government introduced a prohibition on entry into the country, except for Chilean nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Chile. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. On 18 June this was renewed for a further 90 days. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March. Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards. All of the metropolitan region of Santiago and six neighbouring municipalities (San Bernardo, Buin, Puente Alto, Padre Hurtado, Lampa y Colina) remain under quarantine until at least 26 June (inclusive). In addition, the urban areas of Melipilla, CuracavĂ­, Til Til, Peñaflor and San JosĂ© de Maipo are under quarantine orders until at least 26 June (inclusive). Full quarantine is also in place until at least 26 June (inclusive) in the TarapacĂĄ region: in Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Pozo Almonte, and Los Andes; in the ValparaĂ­so region: in San Antonio, San Felipe, ValparaĂ­so and Viña del Mar; in the Antofagasta region: in the urban areas of Mejillones, Tocopilla and Antofagasta itself and in Calama; in the O’Higgins region: in Rancagua and MachalĂ­; and in the El Maule region: in CuricĂł (Maule). Sanitary cordons are in place in the Santiago metropolitan region, Gran ConcepciĂłn, Temuco, Padre Las Casas, Pirque, ValparaĂ­so, Viña del Mar, ChiloĂ©, Alto BiobĂ­o, Osorno, Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas and San Antonio (ValparaĂ­so).
    In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual.
    Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.

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    26.06.2020
  • Chile Government issues quarantine order for new areas in Valparaiso, O’Higgins and El Maule regions (BioBio Chile, 17.06.2020). Government issues quarantine order for several communes in Santiago area, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso (News Portal, 10.06.2020). Changes in Quarantine Measures Announced – Quarantines for Calama and San Antonio (OSAC, 08.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 25 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile.
    2. Nationals and residents of Chile are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Affidavit for Travellers to prevent Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)” must be submitted before departure at https://www.c19.cl/formularios.html

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    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

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    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced a 90-day ‘National State of Catastrophe’ on Wednesday 18 March 2020. A nationwide curfew (10pm to 5am) has been in place since 22 March.
    Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country.
    Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards.
    All of the metropolitan region of Santiago and six neighbouring municipalities (San Bernardo, Buin, Puente Alto, Padre Hurtado, Lampa y Colina) remain under quarantine until at least 26 June (inclusive). In addition, the urban areas of Melipilla, Curacaví, Til Til and San José de Maipo are under quarantine orders until at least 26 June (inclusive).
    Full quarantine is also in place until at least 26 June (inclusive) in Iquique (TarapacĂĄ), Alto Hospicio (TarapacĂĄ), Pozo Almonte (Tarapaca), ValparaĂ­so, Viña del Mar, San Antonio (ValparaĂ­so) and Calama (Antofagasta). In addition, from 10 pm on 19 June until at least 26 June (inclusive) Los Andes (ValparaĂ­so), San Felipe (ValparaĂ­so), Rancagua (O’Higgins Region), MachalĂ­ (O’Higgins Region) and CuricĂł (Maule) will be in quarantine.
    Sanitary cordons are in place in the Santiago metropolitan region, Pirque, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Chiloé, Alto Biobío, Osorno, Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas and San Antonio (Valparaíso).
    In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual.
    Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual.
    Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.

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    22.06.2020
  • Chile Government issues quarantine order for new areas in Valparaiso, O’Higgins and El Maule regions (BioBio Chile, 17.06.2020). Government issues quarantine order for several communes in Santiago area, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso (News Portal, 10.06.2020). Changes in Quarantine Measures Announced – Quarantines for Calama and San Antonio (OSAC, 08.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 25 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile.
    2. Nationals and residents of Chile are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Affidavit for Travellers to prevent Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)” must be submitted before departure at https://www.c19.cl/formularios.html

    *****

    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

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    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are now typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards. All of the metropolitan region of Santiago and six neighbouring municipalities (San Bernardo, Buin, Puente Alto, Padre Hurtado, Lampa y Colina) remain under quarantine until at least 19 June (inclusive). In addition, from 10 pm on 12 June until at least 19 June (inclusive) the urban areas of Melipilla, CuracavĂ­, Til Til y San JosĂ© de Maipo will come under quarantine orders. Full quarantine is also in place until at least 19 June (inclusive) in Iquique (TarapacĂĄ), Alto Hospicio (TarapacĂĄ), San Antonio (ValparaĂ­so) and Calama (Antofagasta). In addition, from 10 pm on 12 June until at least 19 June (inclusive) ValparaĂ­so, Viña del Mar and Pozo Almonte (Tarapaca) will be in quarantine. Sanitary cordons are in place in the Santiago metropolitan region, Pirque, ValparaĂ­so, Viña del Mar, ChiloĂ©, Alto BiobĂ­o, Osorno, Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas and San Antonio. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.

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    19.06.2020
  • Chile Government issues quarantine order for new areas in Valparaiso, O’Higgins and El Maule regions (BioBio Chile, 17.06.2020). Government issues quarantine order for several communes in Santiago area, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso (News Portal, 10.06.2020). Changes in Quarantine Measures Announced – Quarantines for Calama and San Antonio (OSAC, 08.06.2020)
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile.
    This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Chile;
    – passengers bringing humanitarian help;
    – passengers with a diplomatic visa and an official ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile;
    – passengers with a safe-conduct.
    2. Nationals and residents of Chile will be quarantined for 14 days.

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    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    *****

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Quarantine orders and sanitary cordons are in place in Santiago and in other parts of the country. Chile is deploying a flexible approach to bringing municipal areas in and out of quarantine/sanitary cordons. New measures can be announced by the government at any time and come into force shortly after, although changes are now typically announced every Wednesday and are applied from Fridays onwards. All of the metropolitan region of Santiago and six neighbouring municipalities (San Bernardo, Buin, Puente Alto, Padre Hurtado, Lampa y Colina) remain under quarantine until at least 19 June (inclusive). In addition, from 10 pm on 12 June until at least 19 June (inclusive) the urban areas of Melipilla, CuracavĂ­, Til Til y San JosĂ© de Maipo will come under quarantine orders. Full quarantine is also in place until at least 19 June (inclusive) in Iquique (TarapacĂĄ), Alto Hospicio (TarapacĂĄ), San Antonio (ValparaĂ­so) and Calama (Antofagasta). In addition, from 10 pm on 12 June until at least 19 June (inclusive) ValparaĂ­so, Viña del Mar and Pozo Almonte (Tarapaca) will be in quarantine. Sanitary cordons are in place in the Santiago metropolitan region, Pirque, ValparaĂ­so, Viña del Mar, ChiloĂ©, Alto BiobĂ­o, Osorno, Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas and San Antonio. In those areas in quarantine, people are allowed to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, basic services, and public services. If you need to leave your residence for food supplies or medical reasons, you must get a permit from the Comisaria Virtual [https://comisariavirtual.cl/]. Foreigners may use their passport number to access the system. The pages are only in Spanish. It is not possible to leave or enter a sanitary cordon without a “salvoconducto” (police authorization), also obtained via the Comisaria Virtual. Checkpoints for health inspections are in force at various points around Santiago and elsewhere. In addition to checking the health of persons passing through, these checkpoints will be used to confirm that specific individuals who have been ordered to quarantine by medical authorities are not violating their quarantine. You will need to get a “Health Passport” prior to travel and present it at any checkpoint.

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    18.06.2020
  • Chile 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile.
    This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Chile;
    – passengers bringing humanitarian help;
    – passengers with a diplomatic visa and an official ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile;
    – passengers with a safe-conduct.
    2. Nationals and residents of Chile will be quarantined for 14 days.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on June 3: Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, June 12; Extension of quarantine for Iquique and Alto Hospicio until Friday, June 12; Lifting of quarantine for the comuna of Lonquimay beginning Friday, June 5 at 10:00 pm. A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place 16 June. This gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary. A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00. You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate (salvoconducto) which can be requested at the police stations. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, ChiloĂ© (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region). Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy). All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 22 May All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 29 May. Quarantine for Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Mejillones, and Antofagasta was extended until Friday 29 May. Quarantine measures in the following areas have been lifted: Angol, urban areas (Araucania region) Arica (Arica and Parinacota region), Victoria, urban areas (Araucania). (OSAC, 21.05.2020)

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    05.06.2020
  • Chile 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile. This does not apply to: – nationals and residents of Chile; – passengers bringing humanitarian help; – passengers with a diplomatic visa and an official ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile; – passengers with a safe-conduct. 2. Nationals and residents of Chile will be quarantined for 14 days.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place and is expected to remain in place until 16 June. This gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary. A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00. You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate (salvoconducto) which can be requested at the police stations. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, ChiloĂ© (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region). Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy). All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 22 May All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 29 May. Quarantine for Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Mejillones, and Antofagasta was extended until Friday 29 May. Quarantine measures in the following areas have been lifted: Angol, urban areas (Araucania region) Arica (Arica and Parinacota region), Victoria, urban areas (Araucania). (OSAC, 21.05.2020)

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    25.05.2020
  • Chile

    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place and is expected to remain in place until 16 June. This gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary. A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00 (local time). You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate (salvoconducto) which can be requested at the police stations. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, ChiloĂ© (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region). Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy). All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 29 May. Quarantine for Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Mejillones, and Antofagasta was extended until Friday 29 May. Quarantine measures in the following areas have been lifted: Angol, urban areas (Araucania region) Arica (Arica and Parinacota region), Victoria, urban areas (Araucania). (OSAC, 21.05.2020)

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    22.05.2020
  • Chile Government extends total quarantine in Santiago from 5 May (Prensa Latina, 04.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place and is expected to remain in place until 16 June. This gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary. A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00 (local time). You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate (salvoconducto) which can be requested at the police stations. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, ChiloĂ© (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region). Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy). All districts in the Santiago metropolitan region, including the capital, are under quarantine measures until 22 May. Quarantine measures in the following areas have been lifted: Angol, urban areas (Araucania region) Arica (Arica and Parinacota region), Victoria, urban areas (Araucania), Quarantine measures are being enforced in the following areas: Alto Hospicio (Tarapaca), Iquique (Tarapaca region), San Antonio (Valparaiso region), The following areas are under quarantine until 19 May: Antofagasta (Antofagasta region), Cerrillos (Santiago metropolitan region), Mejillones (Antofagasta region), Quilicura (Santiago region).

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    16.05.2020
  • Chile Government extends total quarantine in Santiago from 5 May (Prensa Latina, 04.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile. This does not apply to: – nationals and residents of Chile; – passengers bringing humanitarian help; – passengers with a diplomatic visa and an official ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile; – passengers with a safe-conduct. 2. Nationals and residents of Chile will be quarantined for 14 days. Inbound Restrictions:Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place and is expected to remain in place until 16 June. This gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary. A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00 (local time). You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate which can be requested at the police stations. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, ChiloĂ© (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region). Numerous communities throughout the country are under quarantine measures through 22.00 (all times local) on 7 May. Ongoing quarantine measures are in place for the all of or portions of districts in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy). The government extended quarantines until Tuesday, May 19 for the following comunas: Santiago, Recoleta, Quilicura, Cerrillos, Antofagasta, and Mejillones. (OSAC, 13.05.2020)

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://cl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    13.05.2020
  • Chile Government extends total quarantine in Santiago from 5 May (Prensa Latina, 04.05.2020)
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile.
    This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Chile;
    – passengers bringing humanitarian help;
    – passengers with a diplomatic visa and an official ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile;
    – passengers with a safe-conduct.
    2. Nationals and residents of Chile will be quarantined for 14 days.

    Inbound Restrictions:Chile closed its borders (air, land and sea) to foreign travellers until further notice. The restrictions do not apply to Chilean nationals or residents, diplomatic visa holders, or those providing humanitarian aid. All returning travellers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Citizens of New Zealand are barred from transiting through the country unless they are permanent citizens of Chile. All passengers arriving in Chile with final destination Chile must sign and present a health declaration outlining the countries they have been to in the preceding 30 days. These are handed out by the airline prior to arrival. Those who have been to affected countries will receive additional screening. From 15 March to 30 September, landings in all Chilean passenger cruise ports are prohibited.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the US.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is currently in place and is expected to remain in place until 16 June. This gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. The military is permitted to intervene and uphold order when necessary. A nightly curfew is in effect from 22.00 to 05.00 (local time). You may only move after 22.00 if you have an authorized certificate which can be requested at the police stations. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. Sanitation Customs, posts manned by the armed forces and police where temperature controls are carried out, are set up throughout the country. Sanitary cords are posts guarded by the armed forces and police that do not allow the entry or exit of anyone from those cities/municipalities where they are located. Severe fines result in violation of the sanitary cords. Sanitary cords are implemented in the following locations for an indefinite period of time: Temuco, Padre las cases (Araucania region), Osorno, ChiloĂ© (Los Lagos region), Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams (Magallanes region). Numerous communities throughout the country are under quarantine measures through 22.00 (all times local) on 7 May. Ongoing quarantine measures are in place for the all of or portions of districts in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Masks must be worn in public and private transportation, and in places where more than ten people are gathered (i.e. supermarket, pharmacy).

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Government of Chile/
    Covid-19 Country Link/
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