Driven by an insatiable wanderlust, I have left my native Hesdin in the north of France in a bid to uncover the tales the soaring peaks of Patagonia and the immensity of the Chilean desert have to tell. I am currently exploring the magic of Torres del Paine National Park while reaffirming my idea of a more sustainable world and my passion for nature as Guest Engagement Manager of Ecocamp Patagonia.
We are very happy to announce that as of December 1, 2021, travelers with a full vaccination program and a booster dose (no more than 6 months) will be able to enter the country without doing a PCR upon arrival or any other mandatory quarantine. Children under 6 years of age can enter Chile without having to quarantine themselves as long as they have a negative PCR.
The following land border crossings will be reopened: Chacalluta, Colchane, and Pino Hachado.
Together with the above mentioned, it is mandatory to comply with the following requirements:
To have a negative PCR, taken 72 hours before departure to Chile, counting from the last boarding on flights with stopovers.
To have received a complete vaccination program, which you must validate before entering Chile at mevacuno.gob.cl to obtain a mobility pass, which becomes active after the mandatory confinement. Vaccines must be those approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Please be aware that validation could take up to 30 days and you have to complete this not before 45 days before your arrival to Chile. Check here steps to follow.
Fill out the “Affidavit for Travelers” form online, up to 48 hours before departure, in which you will provide your contact and health information and your travel details. This form will issue a QR code as a means of verification. This form is available at www.c19.cl
To have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000, which covers any expenses caused by Covid-19.
For 14 days after you enter the country, you will receive a follow-up form sent daily to your email. Timely completion is mandatory.
Foreigners as well as Chilean and Non-Chilean residents may enter Chile by air through the airports in Santiago, Iquique and Antofagasta.
If you are planning to travel to Magallanes Region (Torres del Paine National Park, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Navarino) be aware that you will need to have a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arriving in the Region.
If you are travelling with kids, please be aware that from 6 years old they must have a complete vaccination program validated before entering Chile.
As of January 1st, 2022 the following land border crossings will reopen : Paso los Libertadores, Cardenal Samoré and Río Don Guillermo (which will allow travelers to do the Torres del Paine (Chile) - El Calafate (Argentina) overland trip.
In case you would like to book a trip to EcoCamp Patagonia, please note that you are fully responsible to fulfill all the requirements. However, and in consideration of the current situation, our policies are flexible in case you need to make changes. You can check this information in our FAQ - General Questions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to help you in all your arrangements, small details make the difference for a great !
The Team at Cascada Expediciones & EcoCamp Patagonia