March 23, 2020
coronavirus

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is coordinating efforts to help Chileans who are having difficulties in returning home

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is coordinating efforts to help Chileans who are having difficulties in returning home
The Ministry also made all consulates available to Chileans abroad who are having difficulties returning. Members of the public may contact them and receive guidance and assistance during this period in which the health crisis is making it difficult to open up return routes.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is collaborating with the Latam, Sky and Jetsmart airlines to help Chileans who have been unable to return to the country due to the measures adopted by other states, which have included closing borders and prohibiting passenger air travel.

We are supporting the airlines and working with other foreign ministries to secure authorization so that rescue flights can be organized from those places where it is logistically feasible.

The current situation is quite complex at the global level. We need people to remain calm and act responsibly, taking measures to stay healthy and avoiding decisions that might put their health and that of their families at risk.

The pandemic and its consequences make it impossible to open up air routes to evacuate those who have been stranded far from Chile.  It is therefore important that Chileans who are out of the country and face difficulties returning can contact the consulates, who will provide guidance and assistance to help them get through this period in which the crisis makes it impossible to open up return routes.

Click here for a list of Chilean consulates around the world.

Global measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for a list of recommendations for Chileans abroad.

COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak recommendations (English).