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:
(October 25, 2021)


ARGENTINA
+ Currently, international travelers arriving in Argentina are denied entry.
+ Effective Nov 1st, borders will open for international travelers with a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued no later than 14 days prior to arrival, no quarantine will be required in this case.
+ To enter the country, travelers must present a negative PCR test taken at least 72h prior to arrival. Between 5 and 7 days after arrival to Argentina, another PCR test needs to be realized.


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.
+ Travelers need to complete an online questionnaire about their state of health and their directions while in Brazil no later than 72h prior departure
+ To visit touristic sites, museums, art galleries and expositions, theme parks etc. in the city of Rio de Janeiro, travelers must present a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued no later than 14 days prior the visit.
+ Similar restrictions are valid in: São Paulo, Manaus, all lodges, hotels and boats in the Pantanal area, Porto Jofre at Northern Pantanal area, Ilha Grande. These conditions are subject to change at any time.
+ Travelers need to carry an international travel health insurance.
+ Effective November 1st, all Brazilian ports will re-open.
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CHILE
International tourists can enter the country with the following restrictions:
+ Travelers must present a negative PCR test taken at least 72h before boarding.
+ Upon arrival, a 5 days quarantine will be mandatory for people with a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The quarantine can be shortened in case the traveler tests negative to a PCR test realized upon arrival in Chile. In this case, the quarantine will only be mandatory until receiving the result of the test upon arrival (within approximately 24h).
+ The full COVID-19 vaccination certificate will need to be approved by the Chilean Ministry of Health, https://mevacuno.gob.cl/; this is a process which might take up to 1 month.
+ Travelers have to complete the electronic form "Affidavit of the Traveler" up to 48 hours before boarding https://www.c19.cl/.
+ Medical insurance of minimum USD 30.000,- coverage is mandatory.
+ The entry to the country will only be possible through the airports of Santiago, Iquique and Antofagasta (all other border crossings will only be available to Chilean and foreigners with residency in Chile).
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COLOMBIA
+ International travelers are allowed to enter the country without any Covid-19 PCR test.
+ 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
+ To enter the country travelers must present a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued no later than 14 days prior arrival.
+ Travelers who are not yet vaccinated will have the alternative of bringing a negative antigen or PCR test carried out no later than 72 hours before arrival.
+ Travelers arriving from India (residents as well as travelers in transit) have to present a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued no later than 14 days prior arrival AND a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours prior arrival. In addition to this, they must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine in Ecuador in an accommodation of their choice and at their own expense.
+ At international airports, a Health Declaration Form is requested to identify the place of stay in mainland Ecuador. Controls from Health´s Ministry are also done to take vital signs, if in the case that any passengers – even bringing a negative PCR test – show symptoms, they must carry out a new PCR test in the terminal and start compulsory isolation of 10 days.
Galapagos:
+ Travelers flying to Galapagos Islands need to present a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued no later than 14 days prior the flight OR a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours prior the flight.
+ Negative Antigen tests are not accepted.
+ Travelers arriving from Brazil and India (residents as well as travelers in transit) must provide in addition to the above a full vaccination certificate and must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine in Ecuador in an accommodation of their choice and at their own expense.

+ For all regions: a private health insurance is not mandatory any more but highly recommended.
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PERU
+ To enter the country, international travelers must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding the plane to Peru. Antigene (rapid) tests are not accepted.
+ Children under 12 years of age can enter the country with a negative PCR test or a certificate of good health from their pediatrician (preferably in Spanish).
+ Travelers from South Africa - residentials or travelers who have made a stopover in this country - are denied entry.
+ All travelers need to fill in the affidavit (English website is available)
+ Both test and affidavit can be presented in electronic form, e.g. on a phone; however, we recommend printing it out to avoid problems upon arrival. The requirements are checked both by the airline during check-in, as well as by Peruvian authorities when passing immigration.
+ The use of mask is mandatory. In addition, for entering shopping centers, galleries, department stores or for the supply of commodities, supermarkets, markets and stores, it is imperative to wear two masks.
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BOLIVIA
+ All international air arrivals from any country are authorized except for flights ex/to Europe.
+ Passengers must carry a negative COVID19 test taken less than 72h prior to travel. Land borders are currently closed.
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URUGUAY
+ Currently, international travelers arriving in Uruguay are denied entry.
Effective Nov 1st, 2021, borders will open for international travelers with
+ full COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued no later than 14 days prior arrival,
+ negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding the plane to Uruguay,
+ travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
+ For travelers without
full vaccination, mandatory quarantine is necessary; on the 7th day a new test must be done and if it is negative, the person can leave the quarantine.
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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.