Chile drops five-day quarantine

By Lisa James
13/10/2021
Home » Chile drops five-day quarantine

Chile will no longer require overseas visitors to quarantine for five days on arrival from the beginning of next month, according to reports.

From 1 November, the isolation period will no longer be mandatory for travellers who are fully vaccinated, validate their vaccination status and receive a negative PCR test on arrival, the Chile Tourism Board said.

Chile officially reopened to international vaccinated visitors this month.

As of 11 October, the Foreign Office no longer advises against all but essential travel to Chile, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Latin American Travel Association CEO Danny Callaghan said: “LATA is delighted to see that Chile is lifting the quarantine requirements for UK visitors.

“From 1 November, travellers will need to present a negative PCR test on arrival into Chile as well as show proof of double vaccination.

“Once in the country, travellers must then take another PCR test. After a slow 18 months, I am thrilled to see UK travellers are once again able to visit Chile.

“This iconic destination has one of the best COVID programmes in the world, and I’m pleased that they are now seeing the benefits of tourism returning.

“This also bodes well for the Antarctic cruise season, with many vessels set to depart from Chile. I see this as the beginning of a long-awaited recovery for the wider region.”

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