Chile eases entry regulations

New regulations regarding entry to Chile are now in effect, further easing previous pandemic-related restrictions. Validation of COVID-19 vaccinations through the website, which previously took up to 10 days, will now take place within two days. In addition, all Chile visitors will receive a provisional "mobility passport" (Pase de Movilidad) valid for 96 hours along with the validation application. 

If after 96 hours the homologation process is rejected, visitors have the option to take a PCR or antigen test and submit the negative result. Minors under the age of 18 are exempt from validation as long as they enter with a parent who has a Pase de Movilidad.

Another important change is that the vaccination schedule of the country of origin is taken into account in the homologation process. For example, if a country only requires two shots, they will be sufficient for entry into Chile.

Although the recognition of vaccinations has been voluntary for foreigners for some time and is no longer mandatory for entry into Chile, the Pase de Movilidad is required for many activities in the country, from domestic flights to restaurant visits. With the new regulations, a tourist can now more easily apply for this passport and show it wherever it is needed, including at accommodations.

In addition, as of June 16, it will no longer be a requirement for foreign tourists to enter Chile with a health insurance with Covid-19 coverage. 

The new rules are intended primarily to facilitate short-term business trips and border crossings in Patagonia, where tourists frequently move between Chile and Argentina.

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