Travel Updates

TRAVEL UPDATES FOR SOUTH AMERICA

Last update:  January 26, 2023

Entry Requirements:

  • Peru is open to all vaccinated travelers and these are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result, a vaccination card, the negative molecular test of COVID-19, or the Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization, as well as from quarantine.
  • The use of a KN95 mask or single surgical mask plus a cloth mask is optional in open and closed spaces with ventilation. *It is only mandatory in health establishments and in people who present symptoms of respiratory diseases.

Traveling To Machu Picchu?

  • Machu Picchu: Masks are mandatory within the citadel.
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: You must wear a mask in public areas around people, though you may remove the mask while you are hiking

  • Trains within Peru: You must have proof of full vaccination OR a negative test in order to take the trains. Furthermore, you must either have two surgical or one KN95 mask on.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: You must have proof of full vaccination OR a negative test in order to take the trains. Furthermore, you must either have two surgical or one KN95 mask on.

Current Situation:

  • On December 7, 2022, former President Pedro Castillo was removed democratically by congress, and current President Dina Boluarte was sworn in. This caused protests and closures to take place in many regions of the country.
  • Through February 15, 2023, the government has declared a State of Emergency, in which police and armed forces have been deployed to areas where the protests continue.
  • As of January 4, 2023, some regions of southern Peru (Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Madre de Dios) have gone on general strike. Currently:
    • Demonstrations may impact transit on major roads.
    • Cusco and Arequipa airports are operating normally.
    • Puno airport has suspended its operations.
    • Train services have suspended their operations.
    • Archeological sites (including Machu Picchu) are closed.

Last update:  January 24, 2023

Entry Requirements:

  • Travelers are no longer required to present COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering Ecuador.
  • International travelers are still required to present a Traveler’s Health Declaration, which must be printed and shown once you arrive at the airport.
  • The use of masks is mandatory for fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated visitors in:
    • Enclosed spaces with poor ventilation and where social distancing cannot be kept
    • Health establishments
    • People with respiratory diseases

Additional entry requirements to the Galapagos Islands:

  • A “transit control card” issued by the Government of Galapagos. Contact your travel designer for more information on this requirement.

Last update:  January 24, 2023

Entry Requirements:

  • All non-resident travelers of 18 years and over must be vaccinated with a full dose to enter Colombia. Travelers must have had the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before entering the country (The definition of the complete scheme shall be in accordance with the technical recommendation of the producer of each vaccine).
  • Travelers over the age of 18 who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated have the following options to enter Colombia:
    • Negative PCR Test result taken 72 hours before departure of the first flight of the trip.
    • Negative Antigent Test result taken 48 hours before departure of the first flight of the trip.
  • The Colombian Government recognizes those vaccines authorized by the WHO (AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BionTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, COVAXIN, Covovax, Nuvaxovid), or those officially approved by a country or territory recognized by the United Nations.
  • Proof of vaccination requirements: either vaccination cards or digital certificates are accepted as proof of vaccination and they must show as a minimum: Holder’s full name, type of ID (e.g., passport) and number (if included in the certificate), vaccination date, vaccine administered, and number of doses administered.
  • The vaccination card will no longer be mandatory to enter massive and closed events, restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas, sporting events, among others.
  • Foreign nationals with symptoms of COVID-19, that have tested positive or that have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • All must complete the Check-Mig form within 72 hours and 1 hour prior to arrival, upon arrival to, and before departure from Colombia. You will receive a confirmation email that you will need to present upon arrival in Colombia.
  • The use of masks is mandatory during your flight and upon arrival to Colombia, as well as in health establishments, nursing homes, and mass transport services. Handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer is strongly recommended.

Last update:  January 24, 2023

Entry Requirements:

For Mainland Chile:

  • Chile is fully open to visitors.
  • Vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine and from presenting a pre-departure COVID-19 test (exceptions apply when having traveled to China) but must present proof of vaccination.
  • Non vaccinated or not fully vaccinated travelers from 18 years old and above must present one of two options:
    • Negative PCR test result taken up to 48 hours before boarding the last direct flight to Chile. Exemption: Residents of Chile.
    • Recovery Certificate consisting of 2 positive PCR test results taken at most 48 hours before boarding the last direct flight to Chile, and the second test must be taken at least 10 days and at most 30 days before boarding the last direct flight to Chile. Exemption: Residents of Chile.
  • All travelers, fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated, who in the past 7 days have been in China, must have a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Chile.
  • All travelers may be subject to a COVID test upon arrival. If refused or a positive test result is obtained, they must undergo a mandatory 5-day quarantine in a sanitary residence.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers must present a vaccine certificate that complies with Chile’s requirements to be considered fully vaccinated. Exemption: Travelers under 18 years old.
  • The use of masks is only mandatory at health establishments. However, it is recommended to wear a face mask in indoor spaces.

For Rapa Nui:

As of December 1, 2022

  • Certificate of vaccination
  • 5-day health follow-up
  • Visitors will no longer be required to present a negative PCR test before boarding the domestic flight to the island.
  • Single Entry Form (FUI)
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Reservation at a tourist service registered in SERNATUR or invitation letter from the Provincial Delegation.

Last update:   January 24, 2023

Entry Requirements:

Travelers must present one of the following to enter the country:

  • Complete vaccination Schedule (14 days after the last doses) or
  • Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test (for persons older than 5 years) taken maximum 72 hours prior to embarkation, or
  • Negative COVID-19 nasal antigen test (for persons older than 5 years) taken maximum 48 hours prior to embarkation)

Last update:   January 24, 2023

Entry Requirements:

  • Argentina eliminated its COVID-19 entry requirements effective August 26, 2022. International travelers are no longer required to present COVID-19 vaccination cards, proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or a sworn declaration prior to entering the country.
  • If a traveler is suspected or reported to be infected with COVID-19 at the port of entry, the same preventions and controls will apply as if it were any other acute respiratory condition.