Please see below for important information pertaining to COVID 19 and travel.
**Please note: Please check COVID guidelines for any country that you will transit through during a connecting flight, as many restrictions will still apply even in transit.
Up-to-date requirements for US travelers can be found on the embassy website here.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- U.S. citizen tourists are allowed to enter Argentina from November 1, 2021, but they must be fully vaccinated and the second dose has been given 14 days before arrival in Argentina. Argentine Authorities will require evidence of vaccination. See the Government Orders here and here.
- From December 1, 2021, all travelers who have been in the African continent in the fourteen-day period prior to arrival in Argentina will have to meet the requirements mentioned above and the following:
- Mention in the electronic sworn statement that they have been to the African continent in the fourteen days prior to arrival in Argentina;
- Undergo an antigen test at the airport upon arrival in Argentina;
- Quarantine for fourteen days and undergo a COVID 19 PCR test on day ten after the initial negative PCR test taken in the country of origin. If negative, they can then conclude their quarantine isolation period from that point in time. See the Government Order here.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 72 hours prior to departure is required for all arriving international travelers. (Note: Airlines may require that the documentation contain other information in addition to the traveler’s name, identity information, and test results. For example, airlines may require that the documentation provide the testing clinic name, address, and contact information.)
- Argentine immigration authorities require that all travelers entering or exiting Argentina submit an electronic sworn statement within the 48 hours before their arrival/departure. The form is available here. Travelers may be required to present the confirmation e-mail they receive from this system to board a flight.
- Argentine immigration authorities require that all travelers have evidence of medical travel insurance that includes hospitalization, quarantine, and transportation coverage of COVID-19.
- International travelers to Argentina who tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days may travel with confirmed lab results from their diagnosis and documentation from their medical care provider as long as the end of medical care was documented at least ten days after the positive lab test. See the Administrative Order here and its annex at the bottom of the page.
- All passengers age 6 and over, regardless of vaccination status will have to undergo a COVID 19 test on the third to fifth day after arrival. During this time individuals should not attend mass events and/or social activities in closed environments.
- Individuals entering the country must carry all documentation that accounts for travel requirements, during the 14 days after their arrival.
- All passengers transiting Argentina must comply with the same requirements as those passengers entering and remaining in Argentina.
- Multiple countries in the region have implemented travel restrictions with little advance notice. To stay informed of the latest travel restrictions, visit the U.S. Embassy COVID-19 webpage for the country of your intended destination or stopover.
Entry and Exit Information:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. The test must be taken within 72 hours of boarding the final flight to Chile. The 72-hour time period begins from the time the test is administered, not from the time that results are returned. Only PCR tests for COVID-19 are acceptable for entry into Chile; antigen-only tests are not accepted.
- Travelers will have to present four documents when boarding their flight to Chile:
- A completed “Traveler’s Affidavit” prepared less than 48 hours before boarding;
- A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the final flight to Chile;
- Proof of a health insurance policy that provides coverage for COVID-19 and related health issues during the traveler’s stay in Chile. The health insurance must cover charges associated with COVID-19 during the traveler’s stay, with a coverage of USD $ 30,000 (minimum). All documents must be presented before boarding the flight to Chile; and
- A valid Mobility Pass (see “Entry Requirement Details” below)
- Chilean citizens, foreign residents of Chile, and holders of diplomatic/official passports are exempt from the health insurance requirements
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- U.S. citizens should contact the Policía de Investigaciones (PDI) for information regarding the extension of tourist or resident visas
- Entry is prohibited into Chile for travelers who are neither Chilean citizens nor residents of Chile, and were present in the following countries in the last 14 days
- South Africa
- Chilean citizens or residents who have been present in one of the above countries must complete a 7-day quarantine, whether or not they are fully vaccinated
Entry Requirement Details
- Travelers who are neither Chilean citizens nor residents of Chile must obtain a “Mobility Pass” (Pase de Movibilidad), verifying that they have complete a full course of vaccination against COVID-19. Travelers vaccinated outside of Chile may obtain a Mobility Pass here.
- The Mobility Pass must be obtained prior to arriving in Chile. Obtaining the Mobility Pass outside of Chile may take a minimum of 4 weeks. Please note that the U.S. Embassy cannot assist travelers in obtaining a Mobility Pass. Travelers with questions or problems regarding the Mobility Pass should contact the nearest Chilean consulate in the U.S., or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The approved Mobility Pass should have all vaccinations (including booster shots) individually registered. See an example of an approved Mobility Pass here (PDF 64 KB). If your Mobility Pass does not individually display all of your vaccinations, you should resubmit your proof of vaccination.
- Travelers with a Mobility Pass must quarantine at a private residence or hotel until they receive a negative PCR test result.
- Chilean citizens or residents without a Mobility Pass must complete a 7-day quarantine at a private residence or hotel. Travelers may use private transport, taxi, or transfer (private van) to reach their final destination, as long as it is no more than two hours from their point of entry into Chile. The 7-day quarantine requirement also includes travelers arriving with unvaccinated children under the age of 6.
- The Chilean government regularly checks in on arriving passengers to ensure that they are completing quarantine requirements. Failure to comply with quarantine requirements may result in fines or other legal action, including deportation (for non-residents).
- Any passenger who tests positive upon arrival in Chile and may be suspected of carrying the Omicron variant will be required to complete quarantine at a “residencia sanitaria” or other location determined by the Chilean health authorities
- Travelers will receive a daily health survey from the Ministry of Health for 10 days after arrival. The completion of this daily survey is mandatory.