COVID-19 Updates

Information about borders and travel restrictions

As of April 2022, Argentina has normalized entry requirements to the conditions prior to the pandemic, meaning there are no vaccine nor testing requirements. Currently, the only requirement in place to enter the country is to have health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. This means any insurance or travel plan covering any emergent admission into a hospital or medical services caused by getting COVID-19 while visiting Argentina.

Chile’s borders are now open for travelers. Please find below all the information you need for your next trip, regarding COVID-19 requirements. At the time of embarking to Chile, the person must comply with the following:

  • Certificate of vaccination issued in the country where he/she was vaccinated. This certificate, along with the identity document, will be equivalent to the Mobility Pass.
  • If the traveler does not have the vaccination schedule for their country, they must show a negative result in a PCR test within a maximum of 48 hours from departure. This result allows travel but does not give access to the Mobility Pass.
  • The Chilean government conducts random COVID tests for arriving international passengers. A passenger who tests positive will be required to complete quarantine. 
  • Those who are under 18 years of age do not have any requirements to enter Chile.

As of April 14, 2022, the Chilean government no longer requires travelers to obtain a Mobility Pass in order to enter Chile. However, a valid Mobility Pass will still be required in many situations, including domestic travel (by plane, bus, etc.), indoor dining at restaurants, participation in organized tours, attendance at large public events, and more. 

For example, if you are arriving in Santiago and have a connecting domestic flight to another city in Chile, a Mobility Pass will not be requested upon arrival in Santiago, but will be required to board your connecting domestic flight.

The U.S. Embassy highly encourages travelers who may engage in any of the above activities during their stay in Chile to obtain a Mobility Pass prior to arrival in Chile. Obtaining the Mobility Pass may take a minimum of 4 weeks. Travelers with questions or problems regarding the Mobility Pass should contact the nearest Chilean consulate in the U.S., or send an email to yomevacuno@minsal.cl

The approved Mobility Pass should have all vaccinations (including booster shots) individually registered. If your Mobility Pass does not individually display all your vaccinations, you should resubmit your proof of vaccination.

If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit Chile’s official travel page.

As of September 2022, The Bahamas has normalized all entry requirements to the conditions prior to the pandemic, meaning all travelers can enter The Bahamas without testing regardless of vaccination status.  

If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit COVID-19 Status – The Bahamas.