Covid-19 Update

The SAT teams all over South America and our Sales team in Germany are working hard to prepare the re-start of the season. We are in contact with the local authorities for the latest updates and will be ready to hit the ground running when the moment comes!

The safety, wellbeing and comfort of our guests as well as a highest standard of service and care will be our top priority, as usual. A detailed documentation on the implemented safety measures is available to our customers from the travel industry.

We offer special cancellation fees on all postponed or new bookings in order to help promote our tours and minimize risk, details will be agreed on a case by case basis.

For any specific queries please feel free to contact us at sales@southamericantours.com.

The SAT team remains at your full disposal and we are very much looking forward to welcome back guests from around the world to our beautiful South America.

Stay healthy!
Your SAT Team
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SAT offices - currently reduced office hours (Monday to Friday):

SAT Argentina 09:00-14:30h
SAT Brazil 09:00-13:00h
SAT Chile 09:00-13:30h
SAT Colombia 09:30-17:30h
SAT Ecuador 09:30-17:30h
SAT Peru 08:00-14:00h
SAT Uruguay 09:30-13:30h

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Current situation and updates on governmental decisions and binding regulations across South America:
(January 18, 2021)


ARGENTINA
International travelers arriving in Argentina are denied entry.
Also tourists from the neighboring countries Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile are again denied entry until further notice.
Only Argentine citizens and residents can enter their country under certain restrictions.

Argentina joined the list of international destinations that obtained the Safe Travels Stamp awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for complying with the global protocols of hygiene and sanitation.
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BRAZIL
The borders are open for international travelers arriving by air.
The Brazilian government requires a negative PCR test from any traveler entering the country, which must be presented at Check In and taken at least 72h prior depature. In addition, all travelers need to complete an online questionnaire about their state of health and their directions while in Brazil no later than 72h prior departure, and they need to carry an international travel health insurance.

All flights coming from the UK or with connections in the UK are suspended until further notice.

The ports remain closed until further notice.
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CHILE
International travelers from any origin are allowed to enter the country except for foreign travelers arriving from the UK.
A mandatory 10 day self-isolation will be required to all foreign travelers landing in Chile.
Land and sea routes remain closed until further notice.

Requirements for international tourists for entry via SCL airport:
1. Mandatory PCR test taken 72 hours prior to boarding the aircraft; it will be requested at the place of origin.
2. Foreign travelers must undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The quarantine can be lifted with a negative PCR result taken from the seventh day of quarantine onwards.
2. Compulsory health insurance that covers COVID-19 related benefits.
3. A Health Passport must be completed before boarding the plane.
All foreigners entering the country must comply with the country’s sanitary measures such as the use of masks, prohibition of movement in quarantined communities or respect for curfews.
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COLOMBIA
International travelers are allowed to enter the country bringing a negative PCR test Covid-19 carried out no later than 96 hours prior arrival.  Travelers have to complete the Check-Mig” form before the flight.

International and national Airports are operating regularly. 
The Port of Cartagena closed the entry of any cruise ships until further notice.
Hotels, restaurants, museums and places of interest are operating with strictly biosecurity protocols.

With the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Colombia is officially the first country in Latin America to launch a Tourism Biosecurity Stamp.
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ECUADOR
International travelers are allowed to enter the country, bringing a negative PCR test Covid19 (quick tests are not valid) carried out within 10 days before arrival.
Travelers coming from UK, UE, Australia and South Africa must also carry out an onsite at the airport rapid test, followed by a 5 days mandatory isolation (costs generated by this new procedure has to be covered by the traveler).

At international airports in Quito and Guayaquil, a Health Declaration Form will be asked to identify the place of stay in mainland Ecuador. Controls from Health´s Ministry will be done as well to take vital signs, and in the case that a passenger – even bringing a negative PCR test – shows symptoms, the passenger must carry out a new PCR test in the terminal and start compulsory isolation of 10 days.

Galapagos is open to tourism, under the condition that travelers carry out a new PCR test in Ecuador 4 days before their flight to Galapagos, and bringing a private health insurance. With the negative result of the PCR test and a safe passage issued by a local tour operator, guests are allowed to enter the Archipelago.
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PERU
International travelers from Europe and South Africa, or travelers who have been there in the last 14 days, are currently denied entry until January 31.
International travelers from all other regions are allowed to enter the country with a negative Covid19 molecular test carried out no later than 72h prior arrival in Peru; also for leaving the country they are asking for another test to embark on the plane, again less than 72hrs old.
Any traveler arriving in Peru has to quarantine for an obligatory 14 days upon arrival. Travelers must sign a commitment to remain in confinement, either at a private home or their lodging.

Flights to / from Europe are suspended until further notice.
Flights to / from the US and Canada are operating; included destinations are Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, New York, Houston, and Atlanta, as well as Toronto in Canada.

Tourist attractions and those hotels who have been closed are now slowly starting to re-open. Nov 1st Machu Picchu site and further attractions opened for the public.
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BOLIVIA
All international air arrivals from any country are authorized. Passengers must carry a negative COVID19 test taken less than 72h prior to travel. Land borders are open with the exception of border countries that still remain closed.
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URUGUAY
International commercial flights from Europe are allowed on a small scale basis and only for specific segments of travelers, borders remain closed for tourists until further notice.
The entry from Argentina by land, air and sea is denied as well.
The descent of cruise ship passengers and crew members is prohibited.

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Even though we put together all information with utmost care, please understand that we cannot accept any liability for the given information.