July 22, 21 - 3:57 pm - LABS

Chile allows travel abroad after COVID-19 infections drop

Chile announced on Thursday that, starting on July 26, it will allow Chileans and foreigners residing in the country to travel abroad if they have completed their vaccination program. Chile is by far the leader in vaccination against COVID-19 in Latin America.

In early July, the government relaxed some restrictions thanks to the massive and rapid vaccination plan that has already reached more than 13 of the 19 million inhabitants with at least one dose of the vaccines applied in the South American country.

Those returning from abroad must undergo a strict 10-day quarantine at home, in addition to tests to detect possible contagion.

Authorities reiterated that they will tighten border controls as long as fears exist for the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.