Quarantine requirements for all travel to Chile

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Jamers41
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Re: Quarantine requirements for all travel to Chile

Post by Jamers41 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 am

GAminer wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:20 pm
Jamers41 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:05 am
jb_chile wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:03 pm
I have read the simple description of the quarantine flying internationally into Santiago as 10 days but (maybe?) if after 7 days you get a negative PCR test, you can get out early. Is there somewhere in Santiago where you can get maybe get same day or one day PCR results ? If you get such a result quickly enough, do the current rules allow you out of quarantine or is there another step ? I understand immigration is separate from communes' rules.
I just had a PCR test done (first time actually) on Monday and it was free and results were provided the next day......not sure how typical that is compared to the average experience.
In Chile? Could you please PM where you went to get it done.
At the nearest 'consultorio' here in Puente Alto......that particular one is called San Alberto Hurtado. It belongs to "La Católica's" (the private university's) network of healthcare centers.

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Re: Quarantine requirements for all travel to Chile

Post by Jamers41 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:43 am

daveuk wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:53 pm
eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:28 pm
Very good info
Thank you so much eeuunikkeiexpat! It's also great to see what comes up on Timatic as well so if there are any issues with Latam I can refer them to that.

I thought all was well but was put into a state of shock a couple of hours ago when I came across the following on serviciosconsulares punto cl.
Frequently asked questions on the ban of entry to non-resident foreign people

1- Who can enter the country during the ban of entry to non-resident foreigners?
A: Chileans and foreigners with regular residence in Chile.

2- While the ban on entry is in force, who cannot enter Chile?
A: Entry will not be permitted to any foreign person, who is not a regular resident of the country.
Fortunately it appears to be out of date, but I did panic when I saw it. I've already had some bad luck with flights due to airlines not understanding Chile's current regulations, so this definitely takes the edge off
I have not heard of any changes since late December so as far as I know they are allowing non-resident foreigners to enter.......but the requirements are pretty strict, and the Covid test is something that normally requires preparation and can't be done on the fly or last minute.

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Re: Quarantine requirements for all travel to Chile

Post by daveuk » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:21 am

Jamers41 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:43 am

I have not heard of any changes since late December so as far as I know they are allowing non-resident foreigners to enter.......but the requirements are pretty strict, and the Covid test is something that normally requires preparation and can't be done on the fly or last minute.
Arrived in Chile yesterday and everything worked out! Luckily I had everything needed (and had a clear idea of the requirements) as Latam alone checked everything twice. Once you get to SCL all your paperwork is verified again at a health checkpoint. Quite slow at first but after being static in a pretty long queue for 35 minutes things started to move much quicker.

Basically, for any non-resident that's deterred by the 14 day UK rule - as long as you can spend the 14 days outside of the UK before arriving there's no problem at all. Just be 400% sure you have all the required paperwork *and the PCR* along with international health/travel insurance with a printout that clearly shows that it covers covid. Also print outs of previous flight booking info to give evidence of the 14 days.

Thanks for all the info yesterday, really glad I found this forum!

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Re: Quarantine requirements for all travel to Chile

Post by susiedillon » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59 am

Welcome to Chile, Dave! Doing some homework and a positive attitude ... you’ll do well here. Enjoy!

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