In 10 days the Holy Week OR Tourism Week 2022. With the different health situation due to mass vaccination in the region, many Uruguayans think of tourism in neighboring countries. But what are the requirements to enter Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay?
The official Argentine Migration website details that since January 29, foreigners who have stayed the last 14 days before entering neighboring countries, “must present a complete vaccination schedule and covid-19 medical insurance.”
“Those who do not present a complete vaccination schedule 14 days before entry must present covid-19 medical insurance, PCR within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours prior to the start of the trip, isolate for 7 days from sample of the diagnostic test, and proof or consular certification of the vaccination exception,” adds the portal.
On the other hand, non-resident foreigners from non-border countries must present a complete vaccination schedule, PCR within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours prior to the start of the trip and covid-19 medical insurance. Those who do not present a complete vaccination schedule 14 days before entry must present covid-19 medical insurance, PCR within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours prior to the start of the trip, isolate for 7 days from the taking of sample of the diagnostic test, and proof or consular certification of the vaccination exception.
In turn, those who have been infected in the last 90 days prior to admission, “must present a positive PCR or antigen test and medical discharge, at least 10 days having elapsed since the date of onset of symptoms or diagnostic test” . Likewise, positive people by close contact “must present the medical discharge, having passed at least 10 days from the date of onset of symptoms.”
What about those under 18? “They should not quarantine,” Argentina established. In addition, “those who have a complete vaccination schedule should not present a diagnostic test”, but minors between 6 and 18 years of age without a complete schedule must. Meanwhile, those under 6 years of age “should not present a diagnostic test.”
Residents in Argentina
Residents – in addition to Argentines – who present the complete vaccination schedule “14 days before admission, must not present a diagnostic test and will be exempt from performing isolation.” However, those who do not have a complete vaccination schedule “must present a PCR within 72 hours or an antigen test within 48 hours prior to the start of the trip and isolate for 7 days from the taking of the diagnostic test sample.”
In all cases, an electronic affidavit from Immigration must be completed within 48 hours prior to the trip, available at the following link, – people over 70 years of age are exempt from the obligation to complete the declaration electronically.
It will be required to enter the country under any mode of transportation. “During the first 14 days of stay, those who enter the country must carry said documentation that may be requested by the competent authorities,” points out Argentine Migrations.
For enter brazilAccording to the latest regulations, if you arrive in Brazilian territory by air, you must present “to the airline responsible for the flight, before boarding” a PCR or antigen test.
If you perform the first type of test, it must be done “no later than 72 hours before the time of shipment”, while the antigen “within 24 hours” prior to shipment. In both cases, the test is not required if they are under 2 years old, while children between 2 and 12 years old must present a test if they travel alone. Children in that age group should not be tested if the adults in charge gave a negative result.
In addition, you must complete the Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV) both printed and digitally, “accepting the sanitary measures that must be met during the period in the country”, which must be completed “within 24 hours prior to boarding” . “Proof, printed or electronic, of vaccination” must also be presented. Since mid-February, Brazil began to require children over 5 years of age to enter the country, the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus. This is two doses and 14 days after the last application.
Among the exceptions to present proof of vaccination is a “health condition that contraindicates vaccination, provided it is certified by a medical report,” among others.
In the case of entering by land, the “proof, printed or electronic, of vaccination” must be presented to the immigration or health authority whose application “of the last dose, or single dose, has occurred at least fourteen days before the date of entry into the country.
Border residents in twin cities (for example: Rivera – Santana Do Livramento) will be exempt from presenting this, “as long as they present a border resident document” or another that proves such condition.
From March 8, foreigners will be able to enter Chile under certain conditions, as established by the web portal of the Ministry of Tourism of that country. You must have a negative PCR “taken 72 hours before boarding” – on flights with a stopover, it is considered from the last boarding -. If you enter Chilean territory by land, the test “may not be older than 72 hours from the time the sample is taken until you enter Chile.” The PCR will be required “from the age of 2”.
In addition, the form must be completed electronically.Affidavit for Travelers” until “48 hours before boarding”, when contact information, health and travel history will be provided. This form “will deliver a QR code as a means of verification”, which can be obtained through the following link.
Another point to keep in mind is that you must have medical insurance with “minimum” coverage of US$30,000 that includes coverage for any expenses caused by covid-19.
You must also have “two doses”, which will be demonstrated with a vaccination schedule which will have to be approved prior to entering Chile at mevacuno.gob.cl for travelers “from 6 years of age”. One point to keep in mind is that the deadline for homologating vaccines “will be informed to the traveler at the time of making the request, a process that can take up to 30 calendar days.”
Those who are exempt from having vaccination must take a PCR test and do a mandatory 7-day quarantine, “even if the result of the PCR is negative.”
Another element to take into account is that at Chilean entry points, PCR and antigen tests will be carried out “randomly”. Those who are tested with the second modality “must wait for the result at the point of entry.”
Since February 3, Paraguay allows entry into the country under certain conditions, as established by local Migrations. On the one hand, there must be a Traveler’s Health Declaration form, “from 12 years of age”, which will have to be “completed electronically through the website of the Ministry of Health within the previous 24 hours upon entering the country”.
You must also submit a vaccination certificate against covid-19 “from 18 years of age”. Travelers who “have completed 2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose vaccination schedule and those who have received one dose in a single-dose vaccination schedule” will be considered vaccinated.
If they are not vaccinated, they will have to keep preventive isolation for 10 days, perform an RT-PCR test on the fifth day of isolation.
Another element that Paraguay requires is a virus detection test. On the one hand, before entering, those over 12 years of age are required to present a PCR test in less than 48 hours prior to boarding, and 24 hours for those who present an antigen test.
Those who already had the disease “from 14 to 90 days prior to entering the country, must prove this situation through laboratory results.”
Travelers who do not come from Mercosur another test must be carried out “on day 5 to be counted from the day of taking the sample of the test presented upon entering the country (day 1 is fulfilled 24 hours after taking that sample)”.