The Chilean government has updated its list of foreign nationals who may qualify for an exemption to the country’s COVID-19 entry restrictions. These travelers will also be subject to all current COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements for entry.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who are parents or children of a Chilean citizen or foreign legal resident can enter as a tourist. They must show duly apostilled and translated birth certificates and legal documents of the Chilean citizen/foreign resident at the time of entry.
  • Foreign nationals who are the spouse or in a civil union legalized inside Chile with a Chilean citizen or foreign legal resident may enter as well. These individuals must present a marriage or civil union certificate issued by the Chilean Civil Registry at the time of entry.
  • Foreign nationals who are the spouse or in a civil union legalized abroad with a Chilean citizen or foreign legal resident may be granted entry by presenting a marriage certificate or partnership certificate to a Chilean consulate abroad and requesting “safe passage” to travel to Chile. It´s recommended that this certificate be apostilled and translated.
  • “Safe passage” can also be requested at a Chilean consulate abroad for urgent business travel that is in the national interest of Chile. The granting of said passages is entirely at the discretion of the Chilean immigration authorities.
  • Online consular visa services are available again. No information about visa processing and stamping is available as of now. Applications are being processed on a case-by-case basis.

Background: Chile’s borders continue to be closed to most travel at this time. Besides the exemptions listed above, exemptions are available to foreign nationals in transport, connecting passengers who will not leave the airport and those on diplomatic or humanitarian missions.

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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