Chile is known for its wine and gorgeous landscapes have some plans to reopen its borders for tourists in the next month.
Guests will have to fly into Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and give evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. They also have to come up with an affirmed health certification and agree to be monitored by an app daily.
International visitors who have Chile’s entrance requirements will not need to quarantine and therefore, shall be free to stroll around the country, presuming they keep officials updated about their health and any coronavirus signs they may have.
All the people who enter the country, Chileans and foreigners, have to be monitored within 14 days. They will have to report their signs and of course their location. This is not to be taken carelessly. Visitors who fail to fulfill the requirements will face its consequences. However, the application that Chile has organized to survey its foreign visitors is still undertaking some development issues.
Travelers will be under curfews, both nationally and locally, wear face masks in all urban areas, and respect the restrictions which may change rapidly and disturb their plans.
Chile has closed its borders to nonessential travel since March as other countries were doing what was necessary to control the pandemic. Only Chileans and residents of Chile were able to enter.
By now, Chile has reported that unfortunately it has been through more than half a million cases of COVID-19 and nearly 15,000 of the cases faced death. Reports peaked in June, with more than 6,000 cases a day, but have since declined to fewer than 2,000 a day. Hopefully, with this new app, the survey and hence then damage control of this pandemic will be easier.