Getting Mobility Pass for Chile quicker

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1. Posted by Yolonomad (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hello

I’m planning to travel from the U.K. to Chile or possibly Argentina in the next few days

I’m getting told that I need to submit my Covid vaccine certificates validated by the Chilean authorities in order to get a Mobility Pass that’s required for entry. And that this could take between 15 and 45 days!!! Argh!!

Anyone know how this can be done much faster?? Like in 24 hours.

I had my first two vaccines in Greece and have a digital verticals for them with a QR code.

I had a booster injection today in the U.K. and the British government is trying to figure out how to provide a digital certificate for it. In the meantime I have a card the nurse gave me.

Amoy one got any suggestions?

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

>Anyone know how this can be done much faster?? Like in 24 hours.

It's always best to check a country's entry requirements, both normal and Covid-specific, well before travel.

The Chilean Covid-specific entry requirements for non-resident foreign nationals are very clear:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/chile/entry-requirements

Unless you are a Chilean citizen or a resident foreign national (or fall into one of the very few exemption categories) you must apply for the Pase de Movilidad/ Mobility pass online on the official website linked on the page above.

Imo, if you come across a website (or individual) which offers the pass more quickly it will be a scam or will provide fraudulent documents (which can get you into a great deal of trouble).

I'm afraid you'll just have to bite the bullet, make the application on the official website and delay your trip to Chile.

I doubt a booster vaccination is required but do note that the card given in the UK is not proof of vaccination and is not accepted as such.

3. Posted by Yolonomad (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Most other nations seem to be able to assess and accept foreign vaccine certificates in a few seconds not weeks.

Egypt, Greece and England have achieved this in the last two weeks. Some I’m surprised Chile’s process is potentially so slow. Different websites suggest it taking between 15 and 45 days.

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

>Most other nations seem to be able to assess and accept foreign vaccine certificates in a few seconds not weeks.

Every country has the right to set its own entry requirements and to be as fast or as slow when dealing with/processing those entry requirements as necessary. I imagine that, at the moment, the Chilean government simply doesn't consider making entry easy for foreign nationals to be a priority.

Imo, there's little point in complaining about Chile's 'mobility pass' requirement/processing time or in comparing it with other countries' Covid requirements/processing times. Better to just accept that it is as it is and amend your travel plans accordingly.

5. Posted by Yolonomad (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I’m not complaining, I’m simply asking if someone knows a better way.

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