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, probably later this year!

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 also 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 09:00-15:30h
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:
(16. October 2020)


ARGENTINA
International travelers arriving in Argentina from any country will be denied entry until further notice.
The country has declared a mandatory quarantine until further notice.
Regular commercial flights (domestic and international ones) and long distance buses are starting operations effective Oct 17.
Since Oct 13, 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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BRAZIL
International travelers of all nationalities are allowed to enter the country provided they carry an international travel health insurance.
The ports remain closed until further notice.
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CHILE
International travelers arriving in Chile from any country must stay in quarantine.
All ports of Chile are closed for any cruise ships until further notice.
Santiago has declared a mandatory quarantine for all citizens until further notice.
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COLOMBIA
International Travellers arriving in Colombia from any country will be denied entry until further notice.
The Port of Cartagena closed the entry of any cruise ships until further notice.
The country has declared a mandatory quarantine until further notice.
International and national flights are operating again.
+++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 now allowed to enter the country, bringing a negative PCR test Covid19 (quick tests are not valid) carried out within 10 days before arrival. 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 arriving in Peru from any country by air, land or sea will be denied entry until further notice.
On May 04 the government announced a 4 stage plan to re-start the economy, it will be revised regularly and continued depending on current developments.
The current status is that international flights to Lima are expected to start in October, depending on further developments of international air traffic.
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BOLIVIA
International travelers arriving in Bolivia from any country will be denied entry until further notice.
All international flights are suspended, national flights are operating.
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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.