Travel and Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile (December 2, 2021)

U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile


Location: Chile

Event: On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction for certain travelers physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Zimbabwe due to the detection of a variant of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The policy does not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and certain other categories of travelers. See the text of the announcement here. The new restrictions took effect on November 29.

As always, U.S. citizens are reminded that transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with airlines/carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions, and keep apprised of the testing and vaccine requirements for any country you are transiting. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not depend on U.S. government assistance. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to read our webpage on What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do In a Crisis.

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) International Airport below.

American Airlines

+56 2 2938-1417


Delta Airlines

+56 2 2280 1600

LATAM Airlines

+56 2 2565-6940 or 600 526 2000


United Airlines

+56 2 2728 9300


Actions to Take:

  • Review the CDC’s travel health notice for Chile
  • Review the Travel Advisory for Chile
  • Check with airlines and transit/destination countries for how COVID testing and vaccine requirements might impact travel

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 2 2330 3716 (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M) and +56 2 2330 3000 (After business hours)

Email address:

Embassy website:

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Country Specific Information for Chile

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