Chile waives visa entry requirement

Relaxed entry for Australian tourists until e-visa roll-out

SERNATUR, Chile’s National Tourism Service, is waiving the visa requirement for Australian tourists entering the country, effective immediately, through to 9 May, 2020.

During this period, Australian passport holders will not be required to hold a visa when entering Chile.

Effective 9 May, 2020, Chile will introduce a new electronic visa, which Australian passport holders will be able to obtain prior to travel.

Additionally, as of 16 December, 2019, the administrative reciprocity charge of US$117, paid upon arrival at Santiago Airport, has been waived. This will mean Australian visitors will not be required to pay to enter Chile.

Further details about the process of applying for the new electronic visa for those travelling after 9 May, 2020, will be shared in early 2020. The new electronic visa will be part of wider measures that speed up the arrivals process at Santiago Airport.

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