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:
(June 14, 2021)


ARGENTINA
+ International travelers arriving in Argentina are denied entry until further notice.

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
+ Travelers need to carry an international travel health insurance.
+ The ports remain closed until further notice.
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CHILE
+ International travelers arriving in Chile are denied entry until further notice.
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COLOMBIA
+ International travelers are allowed to enter the country without any PCR test Covid-19.
+ 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 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 is open to tourism as well.
Vaccinated travelers can fly to the islands presenting a complete doses certificate, received at least 14 days prior their flight to the islands. All other travelers will need to bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72h before travelling to the islands.
In both cases a private health insurance is mandatory.
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PERU
+ International travelers are allowed to enter the country providing a sworn statement (link) before boarding the plane, as well as a negative molecular test (PCR), or a negative antigen test or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge. The results must be obtained no later than 72 hours prior to check-in.
+ Also for leaving the country, a negative PCR test is required, taken again less than 72hrs prior departure.
+ The quarantine is removed for travelers entering Peru, with the exception of residents from South Africa, Brazil and/or India, or who have made a stopover in such countries. They must undergo mandatory quarantine at home, in an accommodation or other isolation center for 14 days upon arrival in Peru.
+ 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.
+ At airports, the use of face shields, in addition to masks, is also mandatory.Furthermore, their use is recommended in closed places such as pharmacies, restaurants or other crowded places.
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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 tourists are denied entry until further notice.
+ Also the entry from Argentina by land, air and sea is denied.
+ International commercial flights from Europe are allowed on a small scale basis and only for specific segments of travelers.
+ 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.