Dear Clients and Friends, We will keep you informed and send you today an update on the Covid 19 situation in Chile:
Since the beginning of vaccinations in Chile in December 2020, more than 13,000 people have already received the first vaccination dose from the company Pfizer-BioNTech. The government hopes to vaccinate about 80% of the population (15 million inhabitants) by the end of the first semester.
To avoid an increase in the number of infections, the beginning of the curfew was moved forward on 26 December 2020. It starts at 10 pm and ends at 5 am. In addition, the situation in individual regions is regularly reviewed by the government using the 5-step plan. In some cases, a region falls back into quarantine.
As of December 31st, those who enter Chile, whether Chileans, resident foreigners or visiting foreigners, must undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The quarantine can be lifted with a negative PCR result taken from the seventh day of quarantine onwards. - As a requirement for non-resident foreigners a proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding is obligatory. - Non-resident foreigners from the United Kingdom or that have been in the United Kingdom during the last 14 days aren’t currently permitted to enter Chile.
Since 4 January, there is a new vacation authorization that allows individuals who live in municipalities that are in step 2 of the 5-step-plan to travel once over the summer to other regions that are in stage 2 or higher. This is in effect between 4 January and 31 March 2021 and has already encouraged interregional travel.
The number of infections is at present slightly elevated. Currently (as of 19/01/2021), the number of active coronavirus cases throughout Chile is 24,246 and out of a total of 677,151 cases, 634,960 people have recovered. If you have any questions concerning Chile, please do not hesitate to write to your travelArt contact person.
Kind regards, Your travelArt team