Who Can Travel to Peru, Chile & Argentina Now?
Updated July 23rd, 2021
As informed in Our South America Update currently only Peru keeps its borders open for international flights. Argentina and Chile remain closed until August 6th and July 25th respectively.
Who can travel to Peru Now?
International flights have been resumed in Peru and from March 15th flights with over 8 hours are also allowed.
However, travelers from India, South Africa and Brazil or who have made a stopover in those countries in the last 14 days are still not allowed to enter Peruvian territory.
A 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Peru is no longer required. It is also no longer necessary for travelers to take an antigen test upon landing.
- To enter the country, all travelers must present a negative PCR test result issued no later than 72 hours prior to boarding the plane to Lima. Alternatively, proof of a negative result from an antigen test can be shown, however, it can be issued no more than 24 hours before boarding.
- Similarly, travelers are required to fill in an online sworn health declaration before entry to the plane will be granted.
- Peruvian customs have also launched a new ‘pre-registration migration‘ app for Android as well as IOS, to streamline the immigration process. A traveler only needs to show the QR code generated on the app in order to be granted entry.
- International travelers must submit their information on the app at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
- Currently, all land borders of Peru are temporarily closed.
Who Can Travel To Chile Now?
Chile’s borders will remain closed for foreigners but from July 26th is open only to Chilean citizens and residents who comply with the entry requirements and the mandatory 10-day quarantine.
Below you find the requisites in place before (and that we expect to be kept after the re-opening).
All travelers, Chileans, foreign residents and foreign travelers must undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon their arrival in Chile. From March 31st there is not possibility of exemption even with a negative PCR test result. The release from the Health Ministry (only available in Spanish).
Travel regulations released by the Chilean Health Department before the appearance of the new COVID-19 variations were as follows:
- It is only permitted to travel between destinations that are under Step 3 (Preparation) or 4 (Initial Opening). Please check the status of each neighborhood (‘comuna’) in the Step-by-Step plan (only available in Spanish).
- Travelers will need to complete an online health declaration
- The form can be filled in up to 48 hours prior to the estimated time of arrival in Chile (local time).
- In addition, it will be necessary to submit a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours prior to boarding.
- Upon arrival, travelers must show international insurance covering COVID-19 treatment, emergency medical expenses, and evacuation/repatriation.
- A minimum coverage of USD 30,000 is required.
- Travelers have to report their locations and eventual symptoms via an app
- The app is available for Android and IOS.
Who Can Travel To Argentina Now?
Currently, Argentine borders are closed until August 6th. Find below the requisites to enter the country in place before the border closure.
- Travelers must be tested before boarding the plane to Argentina.
- A health declaration, as well as a COVID-19 test at the airport, will be required (cost for international travelers is $2500 Argentine Peso).
- If the test is positive, upon entering the country, the person must undergo another genomic sequencing test and, together with their close contacts, comply the quarantine in the place indicated by the authorities.
- Quarantine costs have to be covered by the traveler.
- Travel insurance has been added as a prerequisite for entering the country.
- Tourists entering Argentina must install the app ‘CuidAR‘ on their personal devices.