By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Minister of Health, Enrique Paris announced Saturday that new restrictions for travelers will be put in place.

“We are very concerned about the circulation of new strains from abroad, for which we are going to tighten some measures for travelers,” said Paris.

The new restrictions, which were established considering the epidemiological situation of the country and internationally, will be applicable for travelers coming from anywhere in the world, as well as there will be some additional measures for travelers coming from Brazil.

The measures in place for all travelers are compliance with the mandatory 10-day quarantine, without the possibility of exemption, once they arrive in Chile; isolation in health residence for 11 days for those who have a positive PCR test within the first 14 days of entering the country, in turn, travelers who have at least one or two symptoms of COVID-19 must attend a residence until it is discarded.

Regarding travelers who come from Brazil or who have been in that country during the last 14 days, they must go to a Transit Hotel and can leave only if their CRP is negative. However, 10-day quarantine compliance is mandatory. Likewise, all the costs associated with their entry must be paid by the same traveler when taking out their health passport, at the time they take their plane to Chile.

According to Saturday’s report, 7,084 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, breaking the single day record of 6,938 recorded last June.