Travel to Chile & Antarctica: COVID-19 Requirements

Currently, there are no travel restrictions for entering Chile. However, some requirements should be considered when traveling to Chile.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Can You Travel to Chile and Antarctica now?

Last updated on September 23, 2022

Yes, you can travel to Chile and Antarctica! From May 1, 2022, all of Chile’s borders are open for international travelers. This is a summary of the current Covid-19 requirements that are relevant to international travelers who don’t reside permanently in Chile.

During the 2022-23 season, Antarctica21 will operate trips that start and/or end in Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Ushuaia in Argentina; and Punta Arenas in Chile. For more information about entry to Port Stanley or Ushuaia, visit our Travel Requirements Page.

Many of the travel restrictions that were in place during the pandemic have been lifted. Below is an overview of the entry requirements that are in place for Chile as of the indicated date. Updates will be posted as needed should the entry requirements be relaxed further.

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Review of Travel to Chile and Entry Requirements

Requirements for International travelers who don’t reside permanently in Chile from October 1st, 2022:

  • Travelers will have to present the Covid-19 vaccination certificate issued in their country when boarding a flight to Chile.
  • The form is no longer requested for entry.
  • Unvaccinated travelers can enter Chile by presenting a negative PCR test result dated less than 48 hours from departure. (However, note that Antarctica21 guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to join an Antarctica21 trip.)
  • Covid-19 Diagnostic tests will be carried out randomly at the entry point to Chile, only to Chilean residents.

Complete information is available at Chile.Travel.


Covid-19 Prevention Measures

While many of the restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic have now been lifted, Antarctica21 continues to work on offering travel experiences that are as safe as possible.

To participate in a 2022-23 Antarctica21 trip guests must:

  • Meet the entry requirements of the countries visited during the itinerary.
  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. At least one booster dose is also recommended.
  • Complete Antarctica21’s participation form no later than 120 days prior to departure.
  • Purchase medical travel insurance, including emergency evacuation and Covid related events.

Our operational philosophy brings together rigorous analysis, robust protocols, and flexible procedures. By following the direction of health authorities and cruise industry guidelines, we have created a set of Covid-19 prevention measures applicable to the 2022-23 season.

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