Chile reopens its borders to vaccinated foreigners

The government of Chile announced the reopening of borders the entry of vaccinated foreigners to that country, after several weeks of decreasing Covid-19 infections. The measure will take effect on from October 1 and will require international health documentation that several countries put into effect to stop the advance of the coronavirus pandemic.

The change will also allow Chileans and resident foreigners to leave the country, as long as they have a Mobility Pass, with the exception of children and adolescents who can do without the document.

“People who enter the country must comply with the measures (sanitary control), perform the self report, as well as respecting the measures of self care“, said the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza.

What are the requirements to travel to Chile

As of October 1, foreigners traveling to Chile must have a negative PCR test made 72 hours before boarding, a health insurance particular and a vaccination certification from your home country.

Travelers will be able to use the Iquique and Antofagasta international airports in the north and that of the capital, Santiago.

The health authorities clarified that, however, as of that same date there will be no transit hotels. Therefore, people arriving in the country must keep isolation for five days, in case of having a Mobility Pass, and seven in case of not having the accreditation, always at the declared address.

Why are there more openings of activities

The measure was taken due to the marked reduction in cases produced as a result of the increase in temperatures prior to the summer season and the vaccination plan against coronavirus, which gained greater momentum after the second wave that produced around 8 thousand cases a day.

Vaccination reached 87.2 percent of the target population, made up of about 15 million people. And for a month, the pandemic stabilized and the authorities progressively relaxed mobility and capacity restrictions.

To the date, 1.64 million Chileans contracted Covid-19 since the start of the health emergency, declared in March 2020, and just over 37,000 died.

In this context, the government of Sebastián Piñera launched the possibility of lifting the state of emergency due to catastrophe next month and leave behind the curfew to currently in force throughout the national territory between midnight and 5 in the morning.

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