Easter Island welcomes tourists again!

After more than two years closed due to the pandemic, Easter Island, one of the main tourist destinations in Chile and South America, reopens its borders to receive national and foreign visitors. Although, this reopening will be progressive; instead of the usual two daily flights, there will be two flights a week arriving to the island.   

Those who travel to Easter Island must take into consideration the sanitary and administrative measures currently in place:

Sanitary requirements 

  • Negative PCR taken 24 hours before boarding.  
  • Mobility Pass (homologation of vaccines for foreigners) obtained at https://mevacuno.gob.cl/.
  • Mandatory antigen test upon arrival for tourists arriving directly from abroad.
  • Sanitary follow-up for 7 days. Visitors may be submitted to a COVID-19 test between the 1st and 5th day after arrival.

Administrative requirements

  • Filling out the Single Form for Entry to Easter Island (FUI).
  • Have a round flight ticket. The stay on the island as a tourist has a maximum period of 30 days.
  • Have a reservation in a tourist accommodation registered with Sernatur.

Places you can visit

The tourist reactivation of the island will be made gradually. To date, the attractions open are:  

  • Orongo
  • Te Pito Kura
  • Vinapu
  • Puna Pau
  • Vaihu
  • Ahu Akivi
  • Akahanga
  • Ana Te Pahu
  • Rano Raraku
  • Vai A Mei
  • Tongariki
  • Tahai
  • Hanga Rau

During this winter, visiting hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. For the summer, the closing time will be extended to 20:00 hrs.  

It is mandatory to visit these park sites accompanied by an accredited local guide or a person belonging to the Rapa Nui people over 18 years of age. The only two places that do not require a guide are Tahai and the Ha'a Rau beach (not including the Ahu sector). 

On the website www.rapanuinationalpark.org it is possible to access information about the National Park, buy tickets and make reservations to visit the sites.  

  • The current online sale is for tickets to be used only from October 1, 2022. For visits prior to that date, tickets must be purchased in person at the Ma'u Henua office, located at the Mataveri airport.
  • After October 1, 2022, the required ticket will be only those purchased online.

If you are planning a visit to Easter Island and need travel advice, please contact us at travel@contactchile.cl.