Update South America

Updated November 2nd, 2022

Below is the latest update to come out of Peru, Chile, and Argentina relating to everything affecting travel to/from our destinations.

PERU

What’s new:
  • All entry and travel restrictions in Peru have been lifted and proof of vaccination status will not be required for entry or anywhere in the country. Normal pre-pandemic regulations have been restored.
  • Travelers are no longer required to fill in an online sworn health declaration for entry into Peru.
Entry restrictions & requirements for travelers:
  • Peru has reopened its land borders with its neighboring countries, making multi-country journeys possible again. International travelers can already cross borders to/from Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Ecuador, taking into consideration the current entry restrictions of each country.
  • For entering Bolivia from Peru it is required to either show proof of complete vaccination (2 doses, completed at least 14 days before entry) or a PCR test result or an antigen test result.
General restrictions:

CHILE

What’s new:
  • From October 1st, face masks will no longer be mandatory, except in hospitals/medical establishments.
  • The requirement for the ‘mobility pass’ will also be dropped and capacity limitations in open and closed spaces will be eliminated.
  • A vaccination certificate and/or negative PCR result dated less than 48 hours will still be required for entry into the country.
  • You will not be required to fill out the C19 declaration form for entry into the country.
  • Travelers under the age of 18 are exempt from all entry restrictions.
  • For border crossing from El Calafate to Torres del Paine we recommend bringing a physical copy of all relevant documents as there is no internet or cellphone signal at the border post.
  • From August 4th, 2022 Easter Island opened up to receiving tourists once again.

Flight schedules by LATAM are being adjusted regularly while the island goes through its tourism reactivation. Keep this in mind when booking your stay as the plane tickets you have purchased may be changed by the airline.

Entry requirements for the island are as follows:

  • Passengers will not be required to quarantine upon entry.
  • All visitors will be required to show a negative PCR test result before boarding the plane to the island (taken at least 24 hours before traveling).
  • Passengers from abroad will be required to also do an antigen test upon arrival on the island. (payment is covered by the government)
  • Visitors are required to show proof of vaccination against covid-19 (at least 2 doses)
  • The mandatory use of facemasks is required throughout the island (including outdoors)
Entry restrictions & requirements for travelers:
  • Upon arrival, some travelers will be randomly selected to perform a PCR test. The cost of the test is covered by the Chilean authorities. It is not necessary to quarantine while waiting for the results. In case the result is positive, travelers must quarantine for 7 days.
  • Insurance covering Covid-19 treatment is no longer a requirement to enter Chile, however it is recommended.
  • 4 international airports are open in Chile including Santiago and Punta Arenas.
  • All the land borders between Chile and its neighboring countries have been open since May 1st, 2022.

ARGENTINA

What’s new:
  • Argentina has lifted all Covid-19 measures both for travel and within the country itself, normal pre-pandemic regulations have been restored.
  • To enter Argentina it is no longer necessary to present proof of vaccination or a negative result to a PCR test.
  • The requirement for proof of international insurance covering COVID-19 treatment and the health affidavit has also been dropped.
  • For border crossing from El Calafate to Torres del Paine we recommend bringing a physical copy of all relevant documents as there is no internet or cellphone signal at the border post.
Entry restrictions & requirements for travelers:
  • In order visit the Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls on a day tour from Argentina, it is necessary to present proof of vaccination.

Check the current COVID-19 infection rates here: https://ourworldindata.org/covid-cases

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