From the extreme north to the extreme south, and from the highest peaks down to the beaches, Chile is famous for its extremes thanks to the diversity of its nature and landscapes.

Our deserts, volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, beaches, lakes, ancient forests and ice fields set Chile apart for adventure travellers in search of a sustainable stay, with the wonders of San Pedro de Atacama, Valparaíso, Santiago, Rapa Nui, Torres del Paine and Patagonia known worldwide.

Can British travellers visit Chile?

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The Chilean government has implemented a step-by-step plan to open borders, which came into effect on November 23, 2020, for travellers to enter the country.

However on January 15, the UK government introduced a ban on arrivals from Chile and removed the country from the list of travel corridors, following the outbreak of a new variant of coronavirus in Brazil. British and Irish nationals or those with UK residency can still return to the country, but must enter a government-approved quarantine hotel for 10 days on arrival.

The plan to reopen borders is strictly controlled, so visitors may enter Chile through Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez Airport only.

They will have to adhere to a set of requirements, and passengers of all ages will need to present proof of the following documents, which will be checked by the airlines:

  • The Traveller Sworn Statement, which can be found here, must be filled out 48 hours before boarding. Passengers must include contact information, health and travel history.
  • Travellers must submit a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 to the airline before boarding. The test must have been performed a maximum of 72 hours before the flight departure time, and must have been conducted by a laboratory approved by the local health authorities.
  • Travellers must submit a Covid-19 health insurance policy to the airline before boarding, that lasts for the duration of their stay in Chile.

All visitors to Chile will be kept under a Traveller Surveillance Period for 14 days after their entry. During this time, they will need to report their location and health status on a daily basis through a dedicated system.

For more information on planning travel to Chile, click here.

What safety measures are in place in Chile?

Masks are always required when moving through Chile, even if the particular region has no current cases of Covid-19. To view the protocols for the tourism sector, click here.

Those who commit to these standards will get a certification stamp, valid for a year, to show they are implementing guidelines to protect the health of staff and visitors. The certificate includes a QR code, so tourists can check their adherence to the protocols.


Last updated February 15, 2021