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 eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:07 pm

The 'thorotees also say they will be extremely badass at the cordones sanitarios towrds RM people trying to enter the 5th Region.
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Post by admin » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:09 pm

the health minister defended the opening of the airport to international travel, but warned it was not written in stone.

https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/ ... tiago.html

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Post by 41southchile » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:20 pm

Anyone want to bet when they will close the airport again? Probably soon I say........
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Post by admin » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:56 pm

41southchile wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Anyone want to bet when they will close the airport again? Probably soon I say........
https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/ ... uerto.html
Just imagine how many cases would have been imported had anyone been able to figure out what the hell the regulation were for visiting chile in the first place. :lol:
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Post by admin » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:18 am

There was some passing mention with few details that they will be implementing a second PCR test for people arriving at the airport next week.

looking for more clarity on what that means, as the frigen politicians have a way of talking out their A** in these interviews about stuff they know nothing about and really have no authority over.
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Post by Fugger » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Normally reading the forum and/or government rules things are pretty clear to me. This time I wonder whether somebody is able to assist.

I have travelled about a dozen time this year between Chile and North America / Europe. Re-entry has always been relatively easy (I'm a resident, but spending between 40% and 60% of my time abroad). For Xmas I'm planning to travel with my non-resident one year old grandson to Chile. I didn't see any exception for children or babys so I presume that the fully monty specified on https://chile.travel/planviajarachile is also applicable (i.e. PCR test and insurance). Any differing views?
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Post by tiagoabner » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Fugger wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Normally reading the forum and/or government rules things are pretty clear to me. This time I wonder whether somebody is able to assist.

I have travelled about a dozen time this year between Chile and North America / Europe. Re-entry has always been relatively easy (I'm a resident, but spending between 40% and 60% of my time abroad). For Xmas I'm planning to travel with my non-resident one-year-old grandson to Chile. I didn't see any exception for children or babys so I presume that the fully monty specified on https://chile.travel/planviajarachile is also applicable (i.e. PCR test and insurance). Any differing views?
I have no idea how you got linked to that website, but that's not an official source. Here's where you can get official information on the current guidelines: https://chile.gob.cl/chile/recomendacio ... -noviembre

There are no exceptions listed for children, so it's reasonable to assume that there are none in place. If the kid isn't a Chilean resident, they'll need to meet the same criteria as other foreign tourists, per the list at the official website.
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Post by tiagoabner » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:22 pm

Actually, they mention children specifically here: https://saludresponde.minsal.cl/pregunt ... eros/#vel6

"Is the negative PCR test mandatory for all people, including children?
Yes, the regulations do not discriminate between adults, children, or infants. That's because everyone can get the disease and transmit it."
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Post by admin » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:31 pm

I am extremely hestitant to give advice on this, but make sure you have a title on the kid.

mom and dad need to provide permission to travel with you, withh proper notorized and apostille documents.
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Post by tiagoabner » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:05 pm

admin wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:31 pm
I am extremely hesitant to give advice on this, but make sure you have a title on the kid.

mom and dad need to provide permission to travel with you, with proper notarized and apostille documents.
Well, yeah. I didn't mention that because the poster was asking about Covid guidelines. But absolutely: you still need to meet all other legal documents to travel with a minor.
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Post by Fugger » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:37 am

tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:05 pm
admin wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:31 pm
I am extremely hesitant to give advice on this, but make sure you have a title on the kid.

mom and dad need to provide permission to travel with you, with proper notarized and apostille documents.
Well, yeah. I didn't mention that because the poster was asking about Covid guidelines. But absolutely: you still need to meet all other legal documents to travel with a minor.
Yes, Indeed. Thank you for your concern, but fully aware of it (went through the process dozens of times with my own kids).
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Post by susiedillon » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:35 pm

OK, so I promised a report on how our re-entry into Chile went this time around!
Remember, we are both Permanent Residents and the following only applies to P.R in good standing.

So .....In Canada we had submitted our Sworn Affidavit forms (found at www.c19.cl and which asks for details of the PCR test and results) 48 hours before our estimated arrival in Chile. We knew that this test would be date-expired by the time we reached SCL. But we had decided to do it to satisfy any awkward questions from the airline at check in. We immediately received a response from our Affidavit submission telling us we would have to quarantine for 14 days. Clearly the system had recognized that the timing between taking the PCR test and our arrival exceeded the maximum of 72 hours. Luckily at check in, our Air Canada agent did her homework and found the rules vis-a-vis Residents vs. Tourists. We were allowed to board. At our next stopover, the agent was slightly less knowledgeable and it was lucky that we had printed out all the corresponding rules from the websites that I mentioned in a previous post. And again after she read a couple of pages (!!!), we were allowed to board. We were still desperately hoping that we would receive the results of our second and more recent PCR test that ‘might’ allow us to enter Chile without having to quarantine. The last opportunity for us to receive the results was during our final layover in a transit lounge in GRU. And as we boarded for the final leg of our trip, we received the results just as we were starting to pull away from the gate! Especially good timing, as we had read that PCR test results received after landing in Chile would NOT be accepted. We also had not been able to ascertain whether electronic PCR test results would be accepted. All of our tests were carried out by the same pharmacist and processed by the same laboratory, which may have helped - the format and wording was exactly the same in both the hard copy of the first tests and the digital copy of the second tests.

After landing in SCL, the first ‘desk’ that you must go after clearing immigration to is the Health authorities, there they checked the letter ( which I believe was the so-called Health Passport) that we had received in Canada from them saying that we would be required to quarantine. When we showed them the digital results of our second PCR test - negative- on our ipads, there was a bit of confusion, but a superior officer came over to the desk and declared the results acceptable. Again, I think we may have been lucky that someone actually took the initiative to ask for help from the boss. Doesn’t always happen! We were then sent to a further desk, where a new digital health passport was issued in accordance with our latest PCR negative test, allowing us to enter without need for quarantine. And then we were sent on our way! Yay! This was late Friday afternoon (11 Dec) and we were told that we could proceed to our home in Maule, no restrictions! So we and a million Santiaguinos crawled out of the capital to make our escape before the weekend curfew. This was OUR experience - no-one at the airport was interested in any other paperwork, simply our health passport. We abided by the minute to the timings required for submission of the affidavit. The arrival of the second PCR tests by email in GRU just squeaked us in within the limits. It helped that all the personnel that we dealt with tried their best to help us. All in all, we were fortunate ...but we were also well prepared.

As an ironic post script, at some stage during all of this A did not communicate with B, and we still receive a daily email from the Health people as if we were in quarantine, a form requesting information on our daily health status. I dutifully fill them out and return them. Its a lot simpler than trying to explain that we are not in quarantine! Small price ..... Estamos en Chile .... gracias a dios! Hope this helps others - or at least until the rules change - and if there are any other questions, PM me, and I will try my best to answer.

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