Chile has updated COVID-19-related restrictions and regulations concerning entry and quarantine, as well as visa applications.

Key Points:

  • Borders are closed until July 30, and the quarantine is extended until July 24.
  • Foreign nationals with a visa approved abroad at a Chilean Consulate cannot enter the country until this measure is lifted, unless they have compelling reasons, in which case they can request permission to travel to Chile with an approved visa.
  • Initial residence and work visas are now available in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • The permanent residency application is now available online for nationals from: Brazil, China, Cuba, Haiti and Peru (nationals of these countries previously had to submit their application in person). Nevertheless, from Sept. 30, applicants from these countries that submitted online applications will have to validate the documents in person.

Background: Chile previously extended border closures and quarantines last month.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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