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:
(April 05, 2021)


ARGENTINA
International travelers arriving in Argentina are denied entry.
Flight frequencies from United States and Europe are reduced; direct flights to / from UK & Ireland, Brazil, Chile and Mexico are suspended.

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
On April 2nd, the Chilean government decided at short notice to close all national borders for the period April 05 to May 01, due to the exponential numbers of infections that had previously occurred.

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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
Travelers who are vaccinated can enter the country presenting their COVID-19 vaccination certificate  showing they have received the complete doses.
Travelers who are not yet vaccinated will have the alternative of bringing a negative antigen test or PCR carried out within 72 hours before arrival.
At international airports, a Health Declaration Form are 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 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 are allowed to enter the country bringing a negative PCR test carried out no later than 72h prior arrival in Peru.
    Exception: travellers arriving from the UK, South Africa and Brazil or
    travelers who have been there in the last 14 days before arrival are
denied
    entry until further notice.

In addition to the PCR test, all travelers can carry out an antigen rapid test upon arrival in Lima (cost around USD 35-45) in order to avoid quarantine.
Negative test > they can travel in the country without any restrictions.
Positive test > they have to remain in a 14-day quarantine at their own expense.

Also for leaving the country, a negative PCR test is required, taken again less than 72hrs prior departure.
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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
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.