Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:12 pm

again, and I can not emphasis this enough, these requirements are not set yet, seem to conflict with each other, and some have not been published in the official gazette; yet, government ministers and other officials are acting like it is official government policy (which it is not unless published).

expect a lot of changes.

you have been warned.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:31 pm

extremely conflicting statements and reports from the government on who must quartine for 14 days.

seems there is a mandatory quarantine for anyone from a high risk country listed by the WHO, but they do not say where that list is. it is just some vague reference to their web site.

also seems this only is in effect from November 23rd to December 7th, with no guidance on if that will be extended.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:35 pm

The WHO list can be found here:

https://www.who.int/publications/m

With the latest list dated 10 November:

https://www.who.int/publications/m/item ... ember-2020

USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil ---- all classified with community transmission.

This hasty policy change may prove to be another international joke at Chile's reputation expense.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:37 pm

If you decide to act on this information and book a trip to chile, and end up loosing thousands of dollars, or worse end-up in quartine for 14 days, do not come crying to the forum about it.

wait!!!!!
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:41 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:35 pm
The WHO list can be found here:

https://www.who.int/publications/m

With the latest list dated 10 November:

https://www.who.int/publications/m/item ... ember-2020

USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil ---- all classified with community transmission.

This hasty policy change may prove to be another international joke at Chile's reputation expense.
yea, that is the problem.


They are basically saying they will deprive you if your liberty (even if it is in a hotel) for 14 days, at your expense, because you are a national of a foriegn country, based on a vague list of criteria, from a none-chilean government organization with no legal standing in Chile.

which is essentially illegal under chilean law for a just pile of reasons.

someone in the government needs to pull their head out of their ass and sort this "plan" out.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:08 pm

jist added number 5. seems tourist are required to have travel / health insurance to cover all costs of treatment.

yea, what the hell that means is not explained anywhere.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by tiagoabner » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:21 pm

You know, both this and many quarantine measures in Chile get me to question the bureaucrats competence. I mean, how hard would it be to talk to their legal team instead of screwing up first and cleaning their shit later?
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:56 pm

so, got a bit more more info.

Seems they have officially not finished the protocols, regulations, or rules yet. Supposedly next week they will have them out.

Which makes perfect sense. Let's announce the opening of the boarders for tourism, and then figure out how to manage it.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:14 pm

so, here some of today's contradictory statements from the health minister.

among them, this will be safe because, they are starting with only countries that DO NOT HAVE COMMUNITY SPREAD first.

ha?

Did they tell everyone else that? like did they tell the rest of the World?

Because there is a tsunami of travel articles hitting the web saying anyone can enter with a PCR test.

another, the PCR must be less than 72 hours old when you arrive, NOT when you fly. So, I guess, you got to make it quick.

Then there was some discussion about conducting spit tests at the airport on arrival.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by admin » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:19 pm

on a related note, for residents, temporary residents, and other's we have had lots of people come in recently (like today). There was no issues with simply presenting a PCR test that was under 72 hours on arrival.
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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by Jamers41 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:50 pm

admin wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:19 pm
on a related note, for residents, temporary residents, and other's we have had lots of people come in recently (like today). There was no issues with simply presenting a PCR test that was under 72 hours on arrival.
Yup, did it a month ago (the returning part, not the PCR test as it was a few days before that announcement).

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Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Post by susiedillon » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:44 pm

As a permanent resident who has their home in the VII Region, would I be able to quarantine in my home, if my ( presumably negative) PCR Covid test has expired before I land at SCL? I ask because in Ontario where we will be leaving from, the health authorities who do the testing cannot guarantee the test results will arrive within 48 hrs of the test. So that plus flight time could mean that the document has timed-out by the time we land. Or worse yet, I would have no results. If that were the case, would we be able to go to a clinic or hospital in Santiago and get a test done there, and if the results are negative for Covid, continue on to our home. I ask these questions because the Chilean Embassy here can’t give me answers, and I have looked in vain online for answers. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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