COVID-19 Entry Requirements

What’s Needed to Enter Each Country

Below are the COVID-19 Entry Requirements for countries in South America. We will assist you in completing all required documents. Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.

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Argentina

All non-resident foreigners entering Argentina for tourism purposes must present the following documentation in order to be exempted from quarantine:

  1. Health Insurance that covers you for COVID-19.
  2. Affidavit to enter the country 48 hours prior to entry. You can access the form online here https://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/home.php. This a Statement of Awareness and Acceptance of COVID-19. You are no longer required to complete the form to leave the country.

IMPORTANT: Although Argentina has stopped requesting the COVID vaccination scheme, some provinces still continue to request the complete vaccination schedule for entry and some activities.

Brazil

COVID-19 Entry requirements for Brazil by Air, Land, or Sea:

All passengers will be required to show the below documents to the airline, vessel, and road transportation service operator of choice responsible for their trip to Brazil before boarding and again to the Brazilian authorities upon arrival in the country.

Vaccination

All passengers aged 12+ must present proof of full vaccination, printed or electronically, with immunizers approved by the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) or by the World Health Organization or by the authorities of the country where the traveler was immunized, whose application of the last dose or single dose has occurred, at least, fourteen days before the departure date.

The vaccine document must contain at least the name of the traveler and the following vaccine data:

  1. Brand name or manufacturer’s name of the vaccine;
  2. Lot number(s) of the applied dose(s);
  3. Date(s) of application of the dose(s).

Proof of vaccination will not be accepted in which the data provided is only available in QR-CODE format or any other coded language.

Documents issued abroad must be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, or English.

COVID-19 recovery certificates will not be accepted in place of proof of complete vaccination.

Exception: Proof of vaccination is exempt for the following passengers:

  1. With a health condition that contraindicates vaccination, provided that it is certified by a medical report;
  2. Not eligible for vaccination due to age, according to criteria defined by the Brazilian Ministry of Health in the Vaccination National Plan against COVID-19 and published on the Ministry of Health’s website;
  3. Arriving in Brazil due to humanitarian issues.
  4. Coming from countries with low vaccination coverage in the list published on the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website;
    Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazilian territory who are not fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Test

Only non-vaccinated passengers, exempted from providing proof of vaccination, must present a medical certificate with a negative test result before entering the country.

  1. Test type accepted: RT-PCR or Antigen
  2. Time window: 24 hours before departure of the first flight.
  3. Applicable age: travelers aged 2 and older. See exceptions below.*
  4. Languages accepted: Portuguese, Spanish or English and issued by a laboratory recognized by the health authority in the country of departure.
  5. Important: in the event of a flight with connections or stopovers where the traveler remains in a restricted area of the airport the 24-hour period will be considered in relation to boarding the first leg of the trip.

*Exceptions for all above options for non-vaccinated children: travelers under the age of two do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. Non-vaccinated children under the age of 12 traveling with a companion are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test if all companions present the required proof of vaccination or negative / non-reactive COVID-19 tests. However, non-vaccinated children aged two or over and less than 12 years old traveling unaccompanied must present proof of the negative / non-reactive COVID-19 test.

Quarantine

Quarantine is no longer required upon entry to Brazil.

Health Insurance

Having health insurance related to COVID-19 is not mandatory for entering Brazil, although it is recommended.

Face Coverings

State and local governments across Brazil have issued decrees requiring the use of facial coverings to combat the spread of COVID-19. Failure to do so could result in fines or possible arrest.

Onboard aircraft

  1. All passengers vaccinated and non-vaccinated older than 3 years must wear protective masks to circulate in public and private spaces accessible to the public, on public roads, and on public transport.
  2. Authorized masks for inflight use: non-professional masks that have at least two layers of fabric, NF95 / PFF2, surgical masks, face shield with an authorized mask.
  3. Non-authorized masks for inflight use: non-professional masks with one layer of fabric, masks with respiration valves, masks with plastic or acrylic, scarves and bandanas, face shields without the use of an authorized mask.

Important: no passenger may board without properly wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth, except for infants up to 3 years of age. People who have medical conditions that make it impossible to wear a mask, such as people with autistic spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and sensory disabilities, must present a medical certificate proving the health condition.

Chile

Requirements to enter Chile:

  1. Create a new account at mevacuno.gob.cl.
  2. After verifying your email address, login and provide the required information.
  3. Obtain Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of $30,000. (We can quote travel insurance for you).

NOTE: A PCR or antigen test will be performed randomly at the point of entry into Chile.

Ecuador

All passengers over 3 years old , entering Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands must present:

  1. Complete COVID-19 vaccination certificate with QR Code (indicating that you had and recovered from COVID-19); or
  2. Vaccination Card (two doses, and at least 14 days of validity after completing scheme); or,
  3. A negative result of a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, taken within a maximum of 72 hours before boarding their flight.

NOTE: Any person who enters continental Ecuador by international air must present the digital Traveler’s Health Declaration when boarding the plane.

Peru

The Peruvian Government has taken these measures to fight against COVID-19:

  1. All travelers entering the country must complete the following affidavit.
  2. All travelers entering the country, aged 12 years and older, must show, before boarding the plane, their COVID-19 vaccination card with the first and second doses applied in Peru or abroad, and the booster for those over 18 years old residing in Peru and who are qualified to receive it according to current protocol, otherwise, they must show a negative molecular test issued up to 48 hours before boarding. Children under 12 years old are only required to be asymptomatic to board.
  3. For domestic flights and interprovincial land travel, passengers over 12 years old will show before boarding their COVID-19 vaccination card with the first and second doses applied in Peru or abroad, and the booster for those over 18 years old residing in Peru and who are qualified to receive it according to current protocol. Otherwise, they must show a negative molecular test issued up to 48 hours before boarding. Children under 12 years old are only required to be asymptomatic to board.
  4. For entrance to enclosed spaces, those over 18 years old residing in Peru shall show their COVID-19 vaccination card with the three doses applied in Peru or abroad, only if they are qualified to receive it according to current protocol.
  5. For entrance to beaches, rivers, lakes, lagoons and swimming pools, those over 12 years old shall show their COVID-19 vaccination card with the first and second doses applied in Peru or abroad, and the booster for those over 18 years old who are qualified to receive it according to current protocol.
  6. It is mandatory to wear a KN95 mask or, in replacement, a three-fold surgical mask and, on top of it, a cloth mask, to circulate on public roads and in closed places.
  7. It is important to constantly wash hands, avoid crowds and maintain social distance.
  8. These measures shall be in force as of April 1, 2022, according to the SUPREME
    DECREE No. 030-2022-PCM link.

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