Chile

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

With regards to ports operational status, please consider the following information:
  • Arica – City is currently in preparation phase (Phase 3), working normally

    o   TPA – working normally

    o   ENAPU – working normally

    o   SICA-SICA (YPFB) – working normally

    o   COMAP – working normally

    ·         Iquique – City is currently in preparation phase (Phase 3), working normally

    o   ITI – working normally

    o   EPI – working normally

    o   COPEC – working normally

    o   Petrobras – working normally

    ·         Patillos – working normally   

    ·         Patache – working normally   

    o   Collahuasi – working normally

    o   TMP – working normally

    ·         Mejillones – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   Angamos – working normally

    o   Caleta Michilla – working normally

    o   TGN – working normally

    o   TPM – working normally

    ·         Antofagasta – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

     For vessels arriving from international port after 19:00 hrs. the sanitary inspection will be carried out at 07:15 hrs the next day. Therefore, vessels will not be able to berth during the 3rd shift.

    o   ATI –  working normally

    o   EPA – working normally

    o   Coloso – working normally

    ·         Caldera – City is currently in preparation phase (Phase 3), working normally

    o        Chañaral – working normally

    o        Punta Caleta – working normally

    o        Punta Padrones – working normally

    o        Punta Totoralillo – working normally

    o        Rocas Negras (Copec) – working normally

    ·         Huasco – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   Guacolda I – working normally

    o   Guacolda II – working normally

    o   Las Losas – working normally

    ·         Coquimbo – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   TPC – working normally 

    o   Guayacan – working normally

    ·         Los Vilos – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    ·         Quintero – City is currently in preparation phase (Phase 3), working normally working normally, working normally. As per new Local Maritime Authority disposition there isn’t restriction time for berthing maneuvers.

    o   PVSA – working normally

    o   ENAP – working normally

    o   OXIQUIM – working normally                                      

    o   COPEC – working normally

    o   GNL – working normally

    ·         Valparaíso – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   TPS  working normally

    o   TCVAL – working normally

    ·         San Antonio – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   STI  working normally.

    o   PCE – working normally

    o   Panul  working normally

    ·         Talcahuano – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   Lirquen – working normally 

    o   Coronel – working normally

    o   San Vicente – working normally

    o   CAP – working normally

    o   Abastible – working normally

    o   Enap – working normally

    o   Froward – working normally

    o   TTP – working normally

    o   Oxiquim ­– working normally

    o   Penco ­– working normally

    ·         Puerto Montt – City is currently in initial opening (Phase 4), working normally

    o   Corral – working normally

          o   Calbuco – working normally

    o   Chincui – working normally 

    o   Empormontt – working normally

    ·         Chacabuco – working normally

    ·         Punta Arenas – City is currently in advanced opening (Phase 5), working normally

    o   Prat and Mardones – working normally

    o   Cabo Negro – working normally

    o   Gregorio – working normally

Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.

Chile

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

General Information as of 18th of October 2021

1.670.750 accumulated confirmed cases have been registered in Chile so far, where there are 7.504 active cases of coronavirus, and 37.609 deceased. (Coronavirus arrived in Chile on the 3rd of March 2020). 

The Ministry of Health has announced updates regarding the Step by Step plan, which comes into effect on October 16, at 05:00 hrs LT: 

  • The following areas are moving back to Transition phase: Tocopilla (Antofagasta region); Parral (Maule region). 
  • The following areas are moving back to Preparation phase: Diego de Almagro (Atacama region); Punitaqui (Coquimbo region); Llay-Llay, Puchuncaví, Quintero, La Ligua and Panquehue (Valparaíso region); Retiro and Romeral (Maule region); Santa Bárbara (Biobío region); Chaitén (Los Lagos region). 
  • The following areas are moving to Initial Opening: Alto del Carmen (Atacama region); Combarbalá (Coquimbo region); San Esteban (Valparaíso region); Cauquenes (Maule region); Los Ángeles, Laja and San Rosendo (Biobío region); Hualaihué (Los Lagos region); Guaitecas (Aysén region). 
  • Interregional travel is authorized between zones that are in stages 3, 4, 5. The permit for interregional travel can be requested as many times as required and must be requested 24 hours before. 

Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.

Chile

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

Border Status

NEW PROTECTED BORDERS PLAN (IN FORCE SINCE OCTOBER 1ST) 

For Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile 

Entry and Exit from Chile 

Who can enter Chile? 

  • Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile through any authorized border crossing. 

Who can leave Chile? 

  • Chileans and foreigners residing in Chile, with: 

1. Enabled mobility pass (does not include minors without a mobility pass): 

  • Border crossings: 
    • Arturo Merino Benitez Airport 
    • Iquique Airport 
    • Antofagasta Airport 

2. Or Exceptional permit to leave the country, obtained in a virtual police station and approved. 

  • Border crossing points: any open border crossing point. 
  • Grounds for obtaining the permit: 
    • Humanitarian character. 
    • Essential formalities for the traveler’s health. 
    • Essential formalities for the proper departure of the country. 
    • Residence abroad 

The mobility pass or virtual police station permit will be required at the international police checkpoint. 

Requirements and Measures when entering Chile 

Requirements to enter Chile 

Affidavit: The traveler must complete the form “Traveler’s Affidavit” electronically and up to 48 hours before boarding. In this form he/she will provide contact information, health and travel information, and also accepts the conditions of entry. It is available at www.c19.cl, and will be required by the operator of the means of transport upon boarding, and by the health authority upon entering the country. Children under two years of age are exempt from this requirement. 

PCR test: The traveler must attach a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 to the Traveler’s Affidavit. This negative test result cannot be older than 72 hours from the time the sample was taken until the departure time of the last flight with final destination Chile in case of entering by air. In case of entry by land, it shall not be older than 72 hours from sample collection to entry into Chile. It will be required by the operator of the means of transport upon boarding and by the health authority upon entering the country. Children under two years of age are exempted from this requirement. If a person presents a persistent positive result for having been infected with the virus in the last month, he/she may attach two positive PCR results, where the sampling of one must have been performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding or entry and the other must have been performed more than 14 days after the date of boarding or entry, but less than one month after the date of boarding or entry. 

Sanitary measures when entering Chile 

1. Strict Isolation in Declared Domicile 

a. Persons with Mobility Pass or validation (temporary and definitive) from Minsal of vaccines received abroad (details in point III of this document). 

  • 5 days of isolation: 120 hours counted from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country. 

b. Persons without Mobility Pass or without Minsal validation of vaccines received abroad. 

  • 7 days of isolation: 168 hours counted from the sanitary customs control at the point of entry into the country. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • All cohabitants who are in the declared domicile to perform the isolation must also perform the same isolation, i.e. no one can enter or leave the domicile during that period. 
  • They must arrive at the declared domicile in private transport and directly from the entrance to the country without the possibility of staying overnight or interacting with other people. Public means of transport, including trains, buses and airplanes, may not be used. It is allowed to travel by small public transport (cabs) or the use of private transfer companies that work at the airports, for journeys of less than two hours under strict sanitary protocol. In this case, you can only share a vehicle with the same group with which you traveled. If the place of isolation is more than two hours away from the point of entry into the country, the driver of the means of transport must be isolated for the same number of days. Upon arrival at the place of isolation, he/she must notify the health authority of his/her arrival and location through the self-report c19. 
  • The information on the place of isolation and the details of the cohabitants must be entered in the Traveler’s Affidavit prior to entering the country, available at www.c19.cl. In case of voluntarily preferring a hotel for the isolation, the room may not be left during the isolation period. 

TO CONSIDER: 

Isolation of the traveler is equivalent to that performed by positive cases and close contacts (but without a medical license). This means that, during isolation, the traveler and his/her cohabitants may NOT: 

  • Leave the home. 
  • Leave the hotel room (in case they voluntarily decide to stay in isolation in a hotel). 
  • Receive visitors. 
  • Go out to walk pets. 
  • Going out to work. 
  • Attending educational establishments. 
  • Use public transportation. 
  • Using a health passport or mobility pass. 

2. Traveler Tracking for 14 days 

a. Self-reporting: 

All persons entering the country must complete a 14-day self-reporting of symptoms form, where they must complete a health status and location survey. 

Any person presenting symptoms of coronavirus should remain in isolation, report symptoms on the form that will be sent to his/her e-mail and wait for contact from the health authority. 

In case the symptoms are fever higher than 37.8ºC, sudden loss of smell or sudden loss of taste, the traveler should go to a health care center as soon as possible, wearing a mask and avoiding public transportation, complying with all relevant sanitary measures. If in doubt, call Salud Responde at 600 360 7777. 

b. Testing: 

The traveler may undergo several diagnostic tests for COVID-19, either at the same point of entry into the country or within any of the following 14 days. Diagnostic tests may be PCR and/or antigen testing. They may also be subjected to genotyping studies. 

c. Screening: 

Travelers who are complying with compulsory isolation will be inspected in person at the place declared for compliance with it, at any day and time while in isolation. The inspector will verify that all the cohabitants declared in the traveler’s affidavit (C19) are at home and that there are no other undeclared persons at home. In the case of a hotel, the inspector will verify that the person is in the room. 

In case of non-compliance with any of the above measures, the traveler will be sanctioned according to the provisions of Book X of the Sanitary Code, the Penal Code and Law No. 20.393, as applicable. The amount of the fine applied in the sanitary summary for violations to the current regulations may reach up to 1000 UTM ($50,000,000). 

In addition to the sanitary summary, the mobility pass of any traveler or cohabitant who does not comply with the sanitary measures in force will be blocked. 

3. Isolation for positive cases: 

Travelers who test positive in any of the tests carried out during the 14-day traveler follow-up period, and their close contacts, must undergo mandatory isolation in the place and for the period of time determined by the Health Authority. Includes minors. 

For more information on the border control norm, regarding the exit and entry to Chile, visit Chile: Step-by-Step Plan

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Chile

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

New Information

Undersecretary Paula Daza announced that the Ministry of Health (Minsal), as of November 1, decided to end the quarantine for travelers who have been fully vaccinated and have tested negative in a PCR test carried out in Chile. 

According to Daza, the decision was taken “considering the current figures of low incidence of positive cases in travels and the epidemiological background” available to the Ministry. 

What is required to enter Chile? 

Chileans and resident foreigners who want to enter Chile must have a sworn statement to be completed in c19.cl and a negative PCR of up to 48 hours. 

On the contrary, non-resident foreigners can only enter with the homologation of vaccines plus an affidavit, a negative PCR test of up to 72 hours and a medical insurance for up to US$30 thousand, all before boarding. 

Foreigners or not, all those entering Chile from another country must submit to follow-up by the authorities reporting their location and health status for ten days. 

In addition, all must be willing to be tested in case search operations. 

Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.

Chile

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

Preventive Measures in Port Facilities (COVID-19)

Generally port operations are not affected however, strict sanitary protocols have been implemented in order to prevent COVID-19 propagation. 

Overall, all ports have implemented temperature control barriers in the points of access for both internal employees and external personnel (truck drivers, suppliers among others) and must use the required PPE in order to enter port facilities while strictly complying with the sanitary measures associated with COVID-19. Physical distancing is being promoted among employees, and the same working formats are maintained in order to avoid contact between workers. 

Foreign Crew Information (Crew Change)
  • The crew entry regulations have changed, the new measures indicate that the crew that enter Chile must be transported by private transport to the port of embarkation or otherwise perform a hotel reservation through Travel Security for 5 days and then be transferred to the port of embarkation.
  • Regarding crew members entering the country and needing a domestic flight to board: in case they need to be transported by public transport, they must present a negative PCR performed on the fourth day of quarantine and have spent 5 days in a transit hotel.

Traveler in transit: 

Non-resident crew members entering National territory through the AMB Airport or other, upon arrival in the country must proceed directly to the vessel. Contact with the community is prohibited. 

Otherwise, they must make a reservation at a transit hotel provided by Minsal (financed by the agency) where they will stay until the day of boarding the ship. 

(stay in transit hotel is interrupted). 

In the case of disembarkation of non-resident foreigners, the crew members who have less than 14 days of quarantine in transit, must disembark and go directly to the airport to carry out the corresponding check-in procedures, in case the flight is scheduled days after disembarkation, they must stay in MN or in HT. 

In the event that the crew has been in quarantine for more than 14 days in transit and has no contact with travelers (boarding), they will be exempt from the above. 

  • Disembarkation will not be authorized without flight ticket and documentation requested by the health authority. 
  • They must have exclusive transportation for crew members. 
  • Transit hotel reservation www.c19.cl. 
Crew Changes

According to the latest changes on Chilean regulations based on the increase of covid-19 cases, please note that Chilean Authorities have implemented protective and strict measures in security checkpoints of Santiago International Airport (IATA Code SCL) as well as domestic terminals applied for Chilean and foreign passengers. In addition to those measures, some local Airlines would reduce the domestic and international flights availability from April 5th. Thus, it is expected that those events will cause a delay on passenger’s inspection. 

In order to avoid inconveniences during the trip, we suggest checking with your travel agency potential changes on domestic/international flights of/to Chile. Additionally, times of transit of at least 5 hours between International and Chilean domestic flight (and vice versa) should be considered. 

Finally, It is important to inform that crew change procedure at Chilean ports for foreign joiners and leavers is allowed (remaining the same arrival/departure protocols), whereas Chilean borders are closed for all foreign passengers that enter to the country with a tourist condition. 

On March 25th, the Ministry of Health (MINSAL) has published a resolution which highlights the following points: 

  • Quarantines can no longer be interrupted. 
  • Passengers who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days must pay the costs associated with their entry (sanitary residence), by obtaining their sanitary passport “before” traveling to Chile. 

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COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

Procedures for Vessel Assistance (COVID-19)/ Possible Berthing Delays
  • Health Authority will review, pre-arrival documentation: Vessel´s Maritime Declaration and all Health Declarations completed by each person on board. 
  • The Health Declarations are individual and must be completed in handwriting by each crew member. 
  • All declarations must be submitted to the respective Health Authority (SEREMI) 24 hours prior to the arrival of the vessel. 
  • All declarations should not be older than 48 hours prior to the arrival of the vessel. 
  • Original declarations must be available upon arrival, so that the SEREMI health officer boarding the vessel removes them at the time of temperature control on board. 
  • If documentation is in order, upon arrival of the vessel, an inspection will be carried out at the indicated Sanitary Control Point by the epidemiology commission. If inspection is approved, permission will be granted to continue the clearance process accordingly. 
  • However, if documentation indicates symptoms of infectious disease, the corresponding protocol is activated and the vessel will be quarantined and the sanitary revision suspended. Depending on the port, the vessel will remain outside port limits or deviated to another port waiting at anchorage for the quarantine remaining time to be completed. 
  • For national and foreign vessels, coming from Valparaiso and San Antonio, there will be no inspection or sanitary control of the crew upon arrival in ports, as this would have already been done by the Health Authorities in the respective ports of Valparaiso Region, considering that such inspection has been carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival. 
  • Overall, national vessels coming from a Chilean port, outside Valparaiso Region, will be subject to investigation and sanitary control of crew members, with a particular exception for the region of Tarapacá (including ports of Iquique, Patache, Patillos), where vessels arriving from national ports are excluded from the Sanitary Checkpoint. This procedure will only be maintained for vessels coming from abroad, however, only in the case when the documentation shows signs of infectious disease on board. If documentation is in order, Sanitary Checkpoint will not be conducted for port of Iquique. 
  • Foreign vessels that come from a Chilean port, outside Valparaiso Region, will be subject only to sanitary control of crew members without the previous health investigation as this would have already been done in the previous national port. 
  • For vessels calling at Quintero, in order to ensure safe and secure conditions for the Health Authorities, please consider that the Sanitary Control Point will have an operating schedule from 7:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs LT during winter time and from 7:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs during Summer time. Health Authority requests to fill up an affidavit + maritime health declaration at least 24 hrs prior vessel arrival and not before than 48 hrs, this declaration is forwarded to the Health Authority through the Agency. Affidavits must be filled up handwritten by each crew member. 
  • For port of Quintero, regarding the pilotage service, it is established that the Authorized Port Pilots, will be divided in 2 groups of 4 pilots, with shifts of 10 consecutive days of operation, in order to ensure a minimum of 50% availability and limit the possibilities of losing the capacity to maneuver in case of infection, just to allow the continuity of maritime operations. Furthermore, mooring/berthing maneuvers will still only be carried out during daytime. Pilotage maneuvers shall be requested 4 hours in advance. Lastly, please consider that 2 launch boats are required, one for the Pilot and a separate one for the mooring staff. 
  • For Port of Antofagasta, vessels arriving from international port after 19:00 hrs. The sanitary inspection will be carried out at 07:15 hrs the next day. Therefore, vessels will not be able to berth during the 3rd shift. 
  • The Embassy of China has signaled in an official letter, established protocols for vessels with destination China. In order to reduce the risk of cross-border spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, for all international vessels that will enter the ports of China, with a change of crew in a foreign port, the crew that will make the change must undergo the PCR test within 3 days before boarding and boarding with presentation of the negative test certificate. In the event that confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 appear on any vessel, all crew members must take the PCR exam and present the negative certificate. The competent department of China will clarify the relevant requirements and guide the shipping companies to carry out the corresponding work. 
  • For Mejillones, please consider the following restrictions regarding the SIRE / Vetting Inspections:
    – Interacid Terminal – authorized inspections, for Acid Vessels, authorization must be requested to ICL, for hydrocarbon vessels authorization to COPEC Central + Local Plant
    – Mejillones Terminal – authorized inspections, at the beginning or end of operations and in case the inspection must be performed during the discharge operations , the inspector must have the necessary PPE for the cargo of Acid + COVID-19, and should not interrupt the Cargo Personnel of the discharge (Duty Officer, firefighter, etc), if that occurs operations should stop immediately.
    – Oxiquim Terminal – inspections not authorized with a vessel moored and this is permanent. 

Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.

Chile

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

Domestic Flights
  • From Nuevo Pudahuel they explained that, according to the disposition of the health authority for the transition phase, only those persons who prove their return to home, those who need to travel for medical purposes, attend a funeral in another region, or those who need to go to work, will be able to travel, although in this case the collective permission that should be granted by the corresponding company will be requested. 
  • LATAM / SKY / JET SMART ROUTES: Antofagasta, Arica, Balmaceda, Concepción, Calama, Copiapó, Iquique, La Serena, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Valdivia, Temuco. 
  • When traveling to cities under lockdown, people must have special permission/safe-conduct including one of the following: Residence certificate, proof of work activities, medical treatment, or attendance at funerals. 
  • For passengers coming from or going to communes in Step 1 (Quarantine) or Step 2 (Transition), the Metropolitan Region Health SEREMI informs passengers that given the COVID-19 health emergency, they must present a health passport which they can obtain in www.c19.cl and the trip must be accredited under one of these 4 reasons: Return Home, Work purposes, Medical Treatment, Family Funeral. 
International Flights

Because this information depends to a large extent on the changes imposed by each country regarding its borders, we recommend always checking with the corresponding airline its availability, flight confirmation, reservations, among others. 

  • LATAM offers flights from / to Santiago to / from Asunción, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Bogotá, Lima, Guayaquil, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Miami, Sao Paulo, Madrid. Via Sao Paulo: London, Madrid, Frankfurt, Mexico, Lisbon. 
  • IBERIA offers flights between Santiago and Madrid 
  • AIR FRANCE offers flights between Santiago and Paris 
  • KLM offers flights between Santiago and Amsterdam 
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES offers flights between Santiago – Miami 
  • COPA AIRLINES offers flights between Santiago and Ciudad de Panamá 
  • AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS offers flights between Santiago and Buenos Aires. 
  • AVIANCA offers flights between Santiago and Bogotá from October 17th, 2020 
  • SKY offers routes between Santiago and Lima, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo. It reactivates its Santiago – Bogotá route on December 14th 
  • JetSMART offers flights between Santiago and Buenos Aires, Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Bogotá and Cali. 
  • UNITED offers flights between Santiago and Houston from November 2nd, 2020 
  • BRITISH AIRWAYS offers flights between Santiago and London from November 8th, 2020 

Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.