Important changes to visa process for Australians entering Chile

Chile’s National Tourism Service has today announced a postponement of the planned visa requirement for Australian tourists wishing to enter the country.

Between now and May 9, 2020, Australian passport holders will not be required to hold a visa when entering Chile. As of May 9, 2020, Chile will introduce a new electronic visa, which Australian passport holders will be able to obtain prior to travel.

Additionally, as of December 16, 2019, the administrative reciprocity charge of USD117, 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 May 9, 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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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.