Quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)

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Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Post by admin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:35 pm

o.k., minister of health has "clarified" the requirements to travel to Chile.

Starting January 7th,

All foreigners, residents, and citizens must now have a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, to board a plane to Chile.

Further, all foreigners, residents, and citizens must complete a 10 day quarantine, that may be lifted with negative PCR test on the 7th day.

Anyone arriving without a negative PCR test, will be returned to their destination. That is typically done to make sure the airlines take this requirement seriously.
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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by admin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:42 pm

Seems this all came about, because another passenger arrived from Madrid with the UK covid-19 variant.
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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by Jamers41 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:59 pm

admin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:42 pm
Seems this all came about, because another passenger arrived from Madrid with the UK covid-19 variant.
And I'm guessing that said passenger was also a citizen or resident and not a tourist.........thus the lightbulb finally flickered on at a government desk and they decided that the virus doesn't distinguish between nationalities.

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Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Post by Jamers41 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:00 pm

murf wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 am
Thanks Admin for the response.
A friend of hers contacted the office in Santiago and they said she should have no problem.

@DLPurser
We contacted the Consulate in Chicago and they said it would take 4 -6 weeks to get the passport so my wife is just going to take the chance and return to Chile and renew it there.

I’ll keep you all posted as to how it works out.
I would be surprised if the Registro Civil here is much faster than that.

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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:09 pm

So to be clear, residents and citizens must show a 72 hour neg PCR test to board and if positive that resident or citizen is locked out of Chile?
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Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Post by GAminer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:16 pm

admin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:35 pm
o.k., minister of health has "clarified" the requirements to travel to Chile.

Starting January 7th,

All foreigners, residents, and citizens must now have a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, to board a plane to Chile.

Further, all foreigners, residents, and citizens must complete a 10 day quarantine, that may be lifted with negative PCR test on the 7th day.

Anyone arriving without a negative PCR test, will be returned to their destination. That is typically done to make sure the airlines take this requirement seriously.
3 days from the time the test was administered or when the results were received?

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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by GAminer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:28 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:09 pm
So to be clear, residents and citizens must show a 72 hour neg PCR test to board and if positive that resident or citizen is locked out of Chile?
It takes 3 to 7 business days just to get the results from the test back, so not sure how anyone will be able to return.

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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by admin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:55 pm

Thus, the why "clarified" was in quotes. :lol:
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Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Post by admin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:56 pm

GAminer wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:16 pm
admin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:35 pm
o.k., minister of health has "clarified" the requirements to travel to Chile.

Starting January 7th,

All foreigners, residents, and citizens must now have a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, to board a plane to Chile.

Further, all foreigners, residents, and citizens must complete a 10 day quarantine, that may be lifted with negative PCR test on the 7th day.

Anyone arriving without a negative PCR test, will be returned to their destination. That is typically done to make sure the airlines take this requirement seriously.
3 days from the time the test was administered or when the results were received?
administered. makes no sense, if it was when it was recieved.
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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by admin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:59 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:09 pm
So to be clear, residents and citizens must show a 72 hour neg PCR test to board and if positive that resident or citizen is locked out of Chile?
seems so,

especially since the airlines seem to have no problem taking money from covid positive people, and stuffing them in a tin can with a bunch of negative people.

I guess you could try and take it to court, but by then you would not be contagious one way or the other; either you are dead or your over the incubation period.
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Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATED)

Post by tiagoabner » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:19 pm

GAminer wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:28 pm
eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:09 pm
So to be clear, residents and citizens must show a 72 hour neg PCR test to board and if positive that resident or citizen is locked out of Chile?
It takes 3 to 7 business days just to get the results from the test back, so not sure how anyone will be able to return.
It depends on which country you're getting tested at. My wife managed to get tested last Monday in Brazil, and she got her results within 24 hours, well in time for her flight on Wednesday. Things aren't as fast in the US, as far as I can see.
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Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Post by GAminer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:30 pm

admin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:56 pm
GAminer wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:16 pm
admin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:35 pm
o.k., minister of health has "clarified" the requirements to travel to Chile.

Starting January 7th,

All foreigners, residents, and citizens must now have a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, to board a plane to Chile.

Further, all foreigners, residents, and citizens must complete a 10 day quarantine, that may be lifted with negative PCR test on the 7th day.

Anyone arriving without a negative PCR test, will be returned to their destination. That is typically done to make sure the airlines take this requirement seriously.
3 days from the time the test was administered or when the results were received?
administered. makes no sense, if it was when it was recieved.
I know it doesn't, but things in Chile never do.

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