Travelers arriving at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport will be subjected to a random COVID-19 PCR test.

The Minister of Health announced during the most recent COVID-19 evaluation by Chile’s government, which took place around midday on Monday, that entering the nation through the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport will be a little more flexible. According to the minister, starting on Tuesday, March 8th, a random PCR will be performed on half of the passengers in order to avoid bottlenecks that have been created in the past and have resulted in wait times ranging from 3 to 6 p.m. Chile is currently the only Latin American country that requires a PCR test at the airport entrance.

From March 2nd, 2022: All international flighs operate in the new international terminal (T2) of Santiago Airport. Domestic flights operate in the old terminal (T1). More information here