Coronavirus and FAQs at (SCL) airport

Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

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

Who can enter Chile?

Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile (through any open border crossing)

Foreigners not resident in Chile (exceptions only, through any open border crossing): - Safe-conduct from the consulate of origin. - Decree 102 of the Ministry of the Interior.


Chilean Immigration Authorities.

Affidavit: The traveler must complete the form “Travelers' Affidavit” electronically and up to 48 hours before boarding, including the details of his/her vaccination schedule.

PCR Test: The traveler must attach a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 to the Traveler's Affidavit. This negative test result cannot be older than 72 hours from the time the sample was taken until the departure time of the last flight with final destination Chile in case of entering by air. In case of entry by land, it may not be older than 72 hours from the time the sample was taken until entry into Chile. Children under two years of age are exempted from this requirement.

PCR upon arrival at the airport

When entering the country, passengers must be kept in isolation until they have the result of the PCR test carried out after entering Chile. The obligation of travelers to use private transport and go directly from entering the country to the declared address to perform quarantine is maintained until obtaining the result of the PCR test.

Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage amount of USD$30,000: This requirement is only for foreigners not residing in the country, who will only enter for exceptional reasons or with a safe-conduct issued by the consulate. The insurance certificate must be attached to the Traveler's Affidavit prior to entering the country.

The insurance certificate must be attached to the Traveler's Affidavit prior to entering the country.

7 days of mandatory strict isolation (168 hours from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country). At home in case of residents and in assigned transit hotel (in case of non-residents)

At home in case of residents and in assigned transit hotel (in case of non-residents)

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Passengers in Transit
. International connections are allowed for all passengers (Chilean, resident and non-resident). Upon arrival at the AMB airport, the health authority will assist you in your health control.

The quarantine and negative PCR measure is required for travelers entering Chile. Passengers in transit, i.e. with connection to another international destination, must not comply with these requirements The passenger may not leave the boarding area to retrieve luggage or carry out migratory processes. LEARN MORE

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: October 20, 2021


General considerations
It is an almost generalized concept that each passenger must have a certificate of vaccination against the Coronavirus (if they already have it), a RT-PCR test result within 48 hours of boarding,10-day quarantine, filling out the form and affidavit of health (including in some cases the COVID-19 vaccination certificate), in addition to complying with the distancing protocols, hand washing and use of mask.
But also, given the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and also, if necessary, with the airport as well as in the case of international flights with the nearby embassy or consulate to wherever the destination is. final, as well as the countries involved in flight stopovers.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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