Chilean government announces the opening of 10 land border crossings
The measure that is part of the Protected Frontiers Plan, which aims to allow the exit and entry of the country under sanitary measures that protect the health of the population
In a new report on the situation of the pandemic at the national level, the Government of Chile announced the opening of 10 land border crossings throughout the country, a measure that is part of the Protected Frontiers Plan, which aims to allow exit and entry of the country under sanitary measures that protect the health of the population.
Thus, as of December 22 and with the aim of facilitating the meeting of families prior to the Christmas celebration, the border crossings Huemules and Jeinimeni (Aysén Region), Integración Austral (Magallanes Region) and Futaleufú will come into operation. (Los Lagos Region), a point that will be enabled for one day a week.
In addition, from January 4, the border crossings of Chacalluta (Arica and Parinacota Region), Agua Negra (Coquimbo Region), Los Libertadores (Valparaíso Region), Pino Hachado (La Araucanía Region), Cardenal Samoré will be opened. (Los Lagos Region) and Dorotea (Magallanes Region).
As explained by the undersecretary of Tourism, José Luis Uriarte, the opening of the points that will begin their operations in the first days of 2022 seek to collaborate with the tourist and economic reactivation of the country: “From the beginning we indicated that the reopening would be progressive and provided that the sanitary condition allows it. This is how today we have air crossings enabled, some cruise ships are also arriving on our shores and now it is the turn of the land crossings, "said the authority.
The Undersecretary of Tourism reiterated that “the entry requirements for these steps will be the same and with the same rigor as when the air crossings were enabled. That is, those people who want to enter Chile, if they are foreigners, will have to have their vaccination process validated and approved, they will have to fill out the sworn statement on the c19.cl website, they will have to have health insurance and will be submitted to a diagnostic test upon entering our country”.
Finally, the Minister of Tourism explained that "the operating conditions of each of these steps that will be progressively enabled will depend on the different logistics and processes that the regional authorities comply with," so he called on travelers to inquire through the website www.gob.cl/coronavirus/pasoapaso/, where the Protected Borders Plan document is housed, which contains all the details of the opening of these border crossings.