Covid-related entry requirements for sailings to Antarctica in 2022

Our highest priority is the safety of our guests, our employees, and the communities we visit. We have partnered with health and safety experts to design protocols and procedures to be safer together as we restart operations.

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This page summarises the requirements for entry to Chile, as well as Hurtigruten Expedition’s procedures. Please be sure to read it carefully, as you will be required to follow these procedures during your trip.

During this time, regulations and medical advice can change, and the information included here is subject to change. We will do our best to update the information as soon as possible if any changes occur, but  it may take some time as changes ofthen happen fast and witout notice.

Please ensure you fulfill all the requirements mentioned below before you travel. If you are not able to meet these requirements, you will be denied boarding and may not be able to enter Chile. Please contact us if this is the case.

COVID-19 Travel Map

Use our interactive map to stay updated on which countries are open and get details on any potential entry requirements.

After entering Chile

PCR test in Chile 

  • All guests will be required to undergo a PCR test at the airport, including those who have a booster dose. This is a requirement set by the Chilean authorities and carried out in the airport. Results may be available up to 48hrs after taking the test. You will be provided with a web link to check your result and download your certificate. Transfer to the hotel in Santiago by taxi or Hurtigruten transfer and remain there until the transfer to the charter flight. 

  • As part of the Hurtigruten Expeditions travel protocols you must test negative prior to joining the charter flight. As there is a risk that the Chilean entry PCR test result may not arrive in time we will conduct a further PCR test on arrival at the hotel (the day prior to departure).

Hurtigruten Expedition require all guests to have a negative PCR test result within the last 72 hours before embarking the expedition cruise. Guests who have booked flights with Hurtigruten will arrive in Chile 24 to 48 hours before the start of the expedition cruise and may use this test to embark the cruise. If you have made alternative arrangements for flights and therefore arrive in Chile more than 72 hours before the Expedition Cruise, you must make arrangements to have a PCR test in Chile within the last 72 hours before embarkation. 

Travel in Chile 

  • In order to comply with Chilean travel regulations, all travel needs to be by private transfer, from Santiago airport to the hotel. This can be a Hurtigruten transfer or a taxi. If you would like to book a Hurtigruten transfer, please contact us at least 6 weeks prior to departure.