Chile’s borders have been closed to tourism since March 17 due to COVID-19. Now, a new decree is set to reopen the borders to international tourism at the end of the month, reported Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
The phased reopening would open air borders at the end of the month, through Arturo Merino Benítez Airport in Santiago, with no restrictions on which countries may enter.
Before entering, travelers must fill out an affidavit detailing their origin and intended destination, their health condition, and potential COVID-19 symptoms. They must also provide the results of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. If the negative test is provided the no quarantine is needed, though you’ll be asked to download an app that will monitor your health daily for 14 days.
Paula Daza, from the Chilean Ministry of Health said, “The most important thing is the principle of traceability and we have to have it very well implemented before opening the borders: all people who enter the country, Chileans and foreigners, will be under a 14-day surveillance period. They are going to have to report their symptoms and location.”