Chile reopens its borders. Is it worth traveling there?

Chile reopens its borders. Is it worth traveling there?

International tourism

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Chile reopens for Brazilians

Chile announced the reopening of borders for tourism as of November 23.

Brazilians will only be able to enter through Santiago airport, provided that:

  • Present negative PCR test for covid done up to 72 hours before departure
  • Fill in a sworn statement of health condition
  • Download and register with covid control application in Chilean territory

Tourism is still limited, with many regions still in restricted activity.

Santiago: in phase 4, Initial Opening

Of the points most visited by Brazilians, only Santiago is already in Phase 4, ‘Opening Opening’, which allows restaurants with a functioning saloon, respecting 50% of the capacity. Concha y Toro and Cousiño Macul wineries and the Sky Costanera viewpoint are already receiving visits, with new protocols.

Valparaíso, Atacama and Andean Lakes: in phase 3

But Valparaíso, San Pedro de Atacama, Pucón, Puerto Varas (Andean Lakes), San Fernando (Colchagua Valley) are still in phase 3, ‘Preparation’, with many restrictions – for example, the operation of restaurants is only allowed in external environment, limited to 25% of capacity.

Torres del Paine and Patagonia: still in quarantine

In turn, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt are still in Phase 1, ‘Quarantine’, with everything closed.

Is it worth going to Chile right now?

Destinations like Atacama and Andean Lakes (Pucón or Puerto Varas) would be good options for summer trips with 100% outdoor activities, done in small groups. But they will be much more attractive when they pass the stage, reaching the Initial Opening.

The situation of the Chilean communes is regularly reviewed by the Ministry of Health, through the program ‘Step by step‘.

We will update here whenever we hear news.

You can also follow on Chilean websites, such as Schedule.