Who Can Travel to Peru & Chile Now?
Updated April 9th, 2021
- Due to the slight decrease in the number of cases registered in Peru, the government has announced new measures to be applied from March 15th until April 18th.
- Antigen and PCR tests are available at the Lima airport.
- Find further details on Our South America Update.
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, the non-resident foreigners from United Kingdom, 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.
As of March 15th, the mandatory 14-day quarantine can be lifted with a negative antigen result test taken upon arrival in Peru. The cost for this test is to be paid by the traveler.
- To enter the country, all travelers must present a negative PCR or antigen test result issued no later than 72 hours prior to the arrival time in the country.
- 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 (Android only) 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.
Who Can Travel To Chile Now?
Update on April 1st. Due to the increasing number of infections the Chilean government announced that borders will remain close for 30 days effective April 5th.
The reopening of the borders for tourists came into effect on November 23rd 2020. However, due to the discovery of a new COVID-19 variation, flights from/to the UK have been suspended as of December 22nd.
Effective December 31st, 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.
- There is no official date for the reopening of Easter Island as of yet.