COVID-19: Border closure extended, internal restrictions eased

18 Aug 20

CHILE

IMPACT – HIGH

Chile’s border closure has been extended until at least Aug. 28. The Chilean government has also announced that some parts of Chile will transition out of total quarantine to partial quarantine.

Key points:

  • Only Chilean citizens and residents are allowed entry into the country. Foreign citizens seeking to travel to Chile for emergency reasons should contact the Chilean Embassy or the nearest Chilean consulate.
  • A negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) is not required for entry, however, health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry.
  • All Chileans and foreigners are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers arriving by air in Santiago whose final destination is another city in Chile must complete quarantine in Santiago before continuing to their final destination. There are no exceptions.
  • The Chilean government has instituted a gradual re-opening plan with different levels of permitted activities in each region. Levels may change, depending on local conditions.
  • Regions at Level 1 are subject to 24-hour quarantine.
  • Regions at Level 2 are subject to quarantine only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • A full list of regions under quarantine can be viewed here.
  • Chile is under a daily nationwide curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. To obtain a permit (salvoconducto) or temporary permit to leave your residence during curfew, visit the Comisaria Virtual or the nearest police station.

Background: Chile closed its border in March in response to the on-going pandemic. The government continues to review the border closure on a regular basis.

Analysis & Comments:
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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