Coronavirus and FAQs at (SCL) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.
Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Chile

Mandatory vaccination

Travelers must present a valid international certificate for complete vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of a vaccine authorized by the Chilean Institute of Public Health (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food Administration and Medicines from the United States (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Vaccination status must be approved prior to departure and may take 15-30 days to validate. This must be done at vaccinated with a booster dose are exempt from isolation requirements. There are limited exceptions to this requirement for those who meet the special requirements of Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior. Travelers without valid vaccination documentation will be administered a PCR test upon arrival and must self-isolate for 7 days.

Quarantine is in effect upon arrival

Travelers must self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival. This period may be shortened if a PCR test is performed on arrival and the result is confirmed negative.

It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided upon departure. For travelers with connecting flights, the result must be within 72 hours prior to the last boarding point.

Additional documents required

A 'traveler affidavit' form must be completed within 48 hours prior to departure and the generated QR code must be presented on arrival. Additionally, travelers must complete a daily tracking form 10 days after arrival. Travelers must have health insurance with a minimum coverage of $ 30,000 USD to cover any expenses related to COVID-19. Non-resident Spanish citizens do not require medical insurance, as long as they carry their Temporary Displacement forms (E / CHL-11) and Residence (E / CHL-9).

For more details Tourist Board, Chile

BioNet (Tel +56 9 4613 4492) operates a clinic on the Arrivals level, first floor, between gates 5 and 6, where you can take a PCR test for COVID-19 from Monday to Saturday between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, with a cost of $25,000.

You can book a test in advance at the following LINK.

If you don't want to use a taxi or Uber, the best options to go from Nuevo Pudahuel airport to downtown Santiago are the bus services Centropuerto and Turbus and they operate every 10 minutes. Journey time: between 30 and 40 minutes.
Uber is available in the Arrivals area. Contact the driver via the app to coordinate a meeting point. Estimated rates: from 15 usd between the airport and Terminal Alameda
There is a free and unlimited WiFi Internet access service, with reconnection every 30 minutes
In the public hall, third level, there are two stores (Claro at door 2 and Movistar at door 4) that sell SIM cards with prepaid plans ideal for foreign visitors. The hours are from 08:00 to 22:00, every day.
There are several shops and duty free (most available 24 hours), restaurants, fast food and cafeterias (some open 24 hours). In turn, the airport has VIP lounges (some of them open 24 hours) and they are a great option for a flight connection, a canceled flight, an early morning check-in or for a breakfast, buffet lunch, snacks, drinks and a relaxed atmosphere for rest or work. In case the wait is many hours, you can find the Holiday Inn Santiago Hotel in front of the airport. It offers swimming pools, fitness area, comfortable rooms for rest, restaurant and other services.

Santiago Airport has a 24-hour luggage custody service, which is convenient if your stay at the airport lasts for several hours. It is located in the Public Hall, first level, door 1. The 24-hour rates range between 7 and 10 USD depending on the size of the suitcase. Special items like surfboards, wheelchairs, etc. they have a cost of 17 USD per item.

In turn, TrueStar Securebag offers the luggage protection service in a special recyclable and non-toxic film (available 24 hours)

If during your stay at the Santiago international airport you lose any personal object, you must complete the FORM WEB of the official site and follow the instructions.
In case of loss of checked baggage, contact your airline
If you need to exchange currency before or after your flight, the Afex exchange office is available 24 hours a day in the Public Hall, first level and Public Hall, third level, door 5. There is also a Banco de Santander branch on the second level of the Public Hall, from 09:00 to 14:00 from Monday to Friday.
The Cruz Verde drugstore is located in the public hall, third level, east roundabout. Available hours: 06:30 - 22:00 from Monday to Friday 06:15 - 21:30 Saturday 07:00 - 22:00 Sunday Phones - +56 2 2690 1088 +56 2 2690 1087

Latest updates: April 27, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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