Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by hroe » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:37 am

Does anyone have firm information on what inbound Chilean nationals or permanent residents face upon entry to Santiago in the next few days?

I have been advised they will face compulsory quarantine, but have not been able to locate any details of how that will be accomplished.

The travelers in question are attempting to get home to La Serena (via Santiago), so their first hurdle is getting into the country. (And then they'll face the issue of entering Region IV.)

They want to know if anyone can provide details of how/where they will be quarantined. I am trying to provide them as much reliable information as possible.

Thanks for any solid info on this.
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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by 41southchile » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:45 am

hroe wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:37 am
Does anyone have firm information on what inbound Chilean nationals or permanent residents face upon entry to Santiago in the next few days?

I have been advised they will face compulsory quarantine, but have not been able to locate any details of how that will be accomplished.

The travelers in question are attempting to get home to La Serena (via Santiago), so their first hurdle is getting into the country. (And then they'll face the issue of entering Region IV.)

They want to know if anyone can provide details of how/where they will be quarantined. I am trying to provide them as much reliable information as possible.

Thanks for any solid info on this.
-Henry
Found this on the internal controls between regions , theres a link in there that has more info, www.c19.cl I'm not sure on the airport protocols but that link looks like it had information
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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by jehturner » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:52 am

Hi Henry,

These are the new resolutions (from this week) I have been able to find that refer to quarantine or isolation.

https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 741540.pdf
https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 742108.pdf
https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 742680.pdf
https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 743121.pdf

All I can spot that might be relevant is:
  • Travellers from Iran, China, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru must comply with 14-day isolation measures.
  • Contacts of people diagnosed with the virus must comply with 14-day isolation measures.
  • Cruise ships now can't dock in Chile until 30 September.
  • People diagnosed with the virus are subject to 14-day quarantine.
  • People who are tested are subject to quarantine until the result comes through.
  • The regional ministries have been instructed to install sanitary customs at all points of entry to the country and will issue "sanitary passports".
  • Easter Island is under 14-day quarantine.
Also a decree declaring a state of emergency for 90 days (led by General Pablo Onetto Jara in the IV Region):

https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 742691.pdf

So far I haven't spotted anything specifically imposing quarantine on all incoming travellers. I may well be missing something, of course, but came up with this a couple of different ways.

Cheers,

James.

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by jehturner » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:32 pm

The Reglamento Sanitario Internacional (2005) seems to define to some extent what is meant by quarantine & isolation, but of course without any details as to how they are implemented:

https://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=284068

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by GAminer » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:58 pm

jehturner wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:52 am
Hi Henry,

These are the new resolutions (from this week) I have been able to find that refer to quarantine or isolation.

https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 741540.pdf
https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 742108.pdf
https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 742680.pdf
https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 743121.pdf

All I can spot that might be relevant is:
  • Travellers from Iran, China, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru must comply with 14-day isolation measures.
  • Contacts of people diagnosed with the virus must comply with 14-day isolation measures.
  • Cruise ships now can't dock in Chile until 30 September.
  • People diagnosed with the virus are subject to 14-day quarantine.
  • People who are tested are subject to quarantine until the result comes through.
  • The regional ministries have been instructed to install sanitary customs at all points of entry to the country and will issue "sanitary passports".
  • Easter Island is under 14-day quarantine.
Also a decree declaring a state of emergency for 90 days (led by General Pablo Onetto Jara in the IV Region):

https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 742691.pdf

So far I haven't spotted anything specifically imposing quarantine on all incoming travellers. I may well be missing something, of course, but came up with this a couple of different ways.

Cheers,

James.

I was the under impression that anyone entering Chile starting from March 18 had to be quarantined for 14 days.

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by jehturner » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:06 pm

The one thing I haven't found yet is the order to close the border. I wonder whether that simply follows on from this, from way back on 27 Feb., using existing powers? https://www.diariooficial.interior.gob. ... 734494.pdf.

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by jehturner » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:47 pm

Here's some info. on the restrictions for transit between different regions of the country:

https://www.gob.cl/noticias/aduanas-y-p ... -covid-19/

Apparently those deemed at checkpoints to pose a high risk or have a fever will be sent back to the town whence they came after some processing/testing.

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by jehturner » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:44 pm

The protocol applied in the airport is documented here:

https://www.minsal.cl/wp-content/upload ... UERTOS.pdf

Here there is an FAQ entry about entering in section 4 (consistent with the docs I originally posted above):

https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/protocolos/

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by admin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:50 pm

after dancing around for a while with they were going to do , now everyone returning must complete 14 day quarantine regardless of where they flew in from.

.https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nac ... pais.shtml

also they are screening outbound passengers.
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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by admin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:54 pm

Also, we highly recommend everyone check with airline before going to the airport when trying to either enter or leave the country.

The airlines obviously do not want to have to fly you back if you can not get in the country. they are being overly cautious, even if chile would let you in. same with other countries.

Do not assume anything right now.
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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by jehturner » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:02 pm

admin wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:50 pm
now everyone returning must complete 14 day quarantine regardless of where they flew in from.
Right, it seems this was just news of an upcoming measure until today but now they've actually implemented it.

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Re: Chilean Borders To close Wednesday, March 18th

Post by admin » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:15 pm

people, this is becoming all a very academic conversation about closed boarders. All the means to get across a boarder are disappearing rapidly ( horses are still operational I hear).

we are recommending that everyone stay where you are at, unless you have absolutely no other option (and some means to get there).

airlines have suspended most flights already, and will suspend the remaining flights shortly.

It is simply no longer economically feasible for most of them to fly, even if the destination country will let them in. commercial airlines depend on certain economies of scale to be able to fly even one flight. There is a massive infrastructure behind each plane that takes off, that costs billions just to keep running.

Sky has announced they are suspending all flights. I expect Latam will follow shortly.

JPMorgan estimates LATAM has about 4 months to bankruptcy, sky like 5 months, etc, etc. In 6 months they may not be able to fly at all. jet smart was about the same.

There were reports of thousands of Argentinians at the Santiago airport trying to get on latam flights, but Argentina had not issued landing authorization.

There really is nowhere to go. So hunker down where you are at.
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