COVID-19 and South American travel

Entry requirements

Detailed information by country

Dear friends and colleagues, as you know, the situation and preventive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic are being constantly and rapidly being modified.


In this blog we seek to give you the details and updates of the latest travel  measures  and requirements in each of the countries where we operate and we hope that its content can answer any questions you may have. We hope that its content is useful and that it answers any questions you may have.







Updated: January 2023


Aerial and land borders are open for all passengers.


Entry requirements:

To enter Peru, foreign passengers must accredit a complete vaccination scheme following the regulations of their country of origin. Unvaccinated passengers must have a negative RT-PCR test.



The mask use is optional.


Updated: January 2023


The borders are open for international flights.


Entry requirements:

To enter Brazil, it will only be necessary to present the vaccination card certifying that the passenger has all the doses (2), issued at least 14 days before arrival in Brazil. It is not necessary to fill out the traveler’s health declaration (DSV) anymore.

Brazilians and foreigners who didn’t complete their immunization schedule must show a negative antigen or RT-PCR test performed one day before arrival.



The use of a face mask in closed spaces is mandatory.


Touristic services and attractions: 

The cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo will require proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to enter their main tourist attractions, including museums, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Sugarloaf Mountain. 


Domestic Air Service:

All domestic Airlines are working normally with biosecurity protocols. 

Updated: January 2023


Argentina is open to all tourists.


Entry requirements:

Health insurance with COVID-19 coverage


The use of face masks is NO longer mandatory indoors or while outdoors. More information about entry requirements:


Touristic services and attractions: 

Operating with their respective protocols.


Up-to-date information on the vaccination plan:


Updated: January 2023


International flights resumed operations on June 15th, 2020. Land and sea borders are open.


Entry requirements to Quito and Guayaquil:

  • All travelers will no longer need a negative COVID test or a vaccination certificate.
  • Any person who enters mainland Ecuador by international flight must submit the Traveler’s Health Declaration (Health Record). It will be delivered by the airline and presented to the Ministry of Public Health’s staff at the point of entry into the country. If the platform is not available, passengers can present a printed copy.


Requirements to enter Galapagos:

  • All travelers will no longer need a negative COVID test or a vaccination certificate.
  • Additionally, for national or foreign tourists entrance, authorities will request the traffic control card issued by the Government Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos. It eliminates the need for the safe pass (salvo conducto) issued by a tour operator or by an accommodation regulated by the Ministry of Tourism (except the safe pass for tour leader established in article 12 of the Tourist Guidance Regulations for the Special Regime of the Province of Galapagos).


It is mandatory to wear a mask in some closed public spaces, as well as on flights and when traveling by vehicle. Requirements may vary by region and property, so follow your guide’s instructions.


Touristic services and attractions:

National Parks are open to the public, including Galapagos Islands, protected areas, archaeological sites, and zoos.


Updated: January 2023

Air borders:
The entry of non-resident foreigners may be made exclusively by air through the Arturo Merino Benítez Airport in Santiago de Chile, in addition to the Iquique, Antofagasta, and Punta Arenas airports. 


Land borders:
Authorized land border crossings are: Paso Futaleufú (Los Lagos); Huemeles Pass (Aysén), Jeinimeni Pass (Aysén), Austral Integration Pass (Magallanes, Los Libertadores (Valparaíso), also: Peru, Bolivia and Argentina boder crossings are open as well. 


Entry requirements: 

To enter Chile, travelers must present the vaccination certificate issued in their country. Those who do not have the complete scheme must show a negative result in a PCR test of a maximum of 48 hours from departure.

Travelers from China must have a negative PCR test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before boarding and go through a mandatory test upon entering the country.



As of August 04, Easter Island reopens its doors, and the requeriments are: 

  • Negative PCR test result taken 24 hours before boarding. An antigen test from a health center will be allowed in minors under 6 years old. 
  • Mobility Pass (complete vaccination scheme and vaccine standardization) 
  • Single Entry Form (FUI) 
  • Round-trip ticket 
  • Reservation at a tourist service registered in SERNATUR or invitation letter from the Provincial Delegation. 
  • 7-day health follow-up. 

** Along with these requirements, passengers flying from abroad shall be tested with a mandatory antigen test upon their arrival on Rapa Nui. 

Important notes: 

  • The use of a mask inside the National Park is mandatory (Regardless of whether it is outdoors, everyone must wear a mask).  
  • If a person presents a persistent positive result due to having been infected with Covid, two results shall be attached: a PCR or antigen test taken 24 hours before boarding, and a PCR taken more than 10 days before boarding and no older than one month. 
  • All travelers may be tested for Covid between the first and fifth day of arrival. If the passenger refuses or tests positive, this person shall conduct mandatory quarantine for the following 7 days. 
  • If a traveler is classified as close contact, the person shall carry out a 7-day quarantine from the last contact with the confirmed case. 


Mobilization within the country: 

The use of the mask outdoors is no longer mandatory. Check the conditions in the following link: 


Touristic services and attractions:

Operating with their respective protocols.


For more information, please find our detailed presentation here.

Updated: January 2023


  • Land and air borders are open. Passengers are allowed to enter Bolivia by complying with legal requirements.
  • Local flights operate normally.


Entry requirements:

As of the date, travelers must have one of these three options: 

  • Complete the vaccination scheme against Covid19 (one or two doses) at least 14 days before arrival.
  • PCR test with a negative result for those over 5 years of age:
    • Arrival by air: 72 hours before boarding in the country of origin
    • Arrival by land, lake, or river: 72 hours before entering the country
  • Nasal antigen with a negative result for those older than 5 years:
    • Arrival by air: 48 hours before boarding in the country of origin
    • Arrival by land, lake or river: 48 hours before entering the country
  • Comply with biosafety measures (facemask and hands disinfection or constant washing).


Touristic services:

All touristic services are operating under strict bio safety protocols. Safe destinations Uyuni and Lake Titicaca are operating normally.


Tourists attractions: 

All attractions are open to the public are operating under strict bio safety protocols. Domestic tourism has also been active in the main destinations in the country, such as Uyuni and Lake Titicaca, where we haven’t had any inconveniences with the operation 


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