July 30, 2021

People vaccinated abroad can validate their vaccination in Chile beginning August 6

People vaccinated abroad can validate their vaccination in Chile beginning August 6
The Health Ministry announced that the mevacuno.gob.cl platform will be used to process requests for validation in Chile of vaccinations received abroad. This validation can be used to obtain the Mobility Pass and other benefits.

The Health Ministry explained the process that can be used by Chilean citizens and foreign residents in Chile to request Chilean validation of their vaccinations received abroad. The validation will be used to obtain the Mobility Pass and other benefits and/or responsibilities deemed relevant by the health authorities in Chile.

These requests will be processed through the mevacuno.gob.cl platform, which also issues the Proof of Vaccination used to generate the Mobility Pass, and the process will begin on Friday, August 6. The duration of the full validation process will depend on the information attached and may take up to 2 weeks approximately.

1. Who can use the system to validate vaccinations received abroad?

Chileans and foreign residents in Chile (people with a RUT, or Chilean ID number), who have received a COVID-19 vaccination outside Chile.

2. Which vaccines can be validated in Chile?

All vaccines that have been approved by the Public Health Institute of Chile (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). These currently include vaccines made by the following laboratories: Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, CanSino and Generium (Sputnik-V).

3. How will the vaccination validation work from a user standpoint?

Applicants can access a platform to request validation on the mevacuno.gob.cl website. They must fill out all required fields with their personal information and attach supporting documents regarding their vaccination. This information will be corroborated on a case-by-case basis by Health Ministry officials, who will respond to the applicant.

4. What information must be attached to validate vaccinations received abroad?

Applicants must enter identity information on the platform and attach information about the vaccination process abroad.

For those who have a digital document with advanced electronic signature or a QR code to accredit that the information is issued by an official government entity, this document will suffice for validation.

Those who have a physical validation (vaccine card, certificate or ticket) that cannot be corroborated in any electronic system (QR code or electronic signature) must attach additional documentation:

a) Passport or other accreditation that proves that they were in the country where they were vaccinated on the dates indicated in the vaccination certificate issued by the country.

b) Results of an exam taken by a laboratory authorized in Chile, which certifies that they have positive IgM/IgG antibodies against coronavirus. The exam must be taken at least 14 days after having completed the vaccination process.

c) If the physical certificate is not in Spanish or English, an authorized translation of the certificate into one of these languages may be requested.

5. What are the possible outcomes of a validation request?

When a person requests the validation of their vaccination abroad, there are 3 possible outcomes:

a) Incomplete: the request is rejected because it is incomplete or contains inconsistencies. The user may try again later and complement their request.

b) Valid: after presenting a complete request with information that is verifiable through electronic means, the request is accepted and the applicant’s data is added to the mevacuno.gob.cl registry, where the proof of vaccination will be available indefinitely, as well as the QR code with the mobility pass.

c) Temporarily valid: if a person is located abroad and presents data that is consistent but not verifiable electronically, they may temporarily file their vaccination registration solely for the purposes of entering the country and self-isolating at home. To permanently validate their vaccine and use the mobility pass within Chile, they may be asked to provide additional information that can be attached after entering the country, for example the antibody test indicated in point 4.b).

6. What is the purpose of the temporary validation of a vaccination received abroad?

A temporary validation will be given to people located outside Chile who request a validation of their vaccination with information that cannot be verified electronically. This validation will only allow them to enter the country and undertake their mandatory 10-day quarantine at home, rather than in a quarantine hotel. After finalizing the mandatory self-isolation, they must complete the validation process to have a valid indefinite pass.

7. How can people with a temporary validation switch to a permanent or indefinite validation of their vaccination?

To permanently validate a temporary validation, they must present a positive antibody test taken by an authorized laboratory in Chile or other additional information required by the person reviewing the application. The applicant should upload this to the same platform on mevacuno.gob.cl where the original request was made and await the definitive validation.

8. When will the process be enabled? How long will the validation process take for vaccinations received abroad?

The process will be enabled on August 6 on the mevacuno.gob.cl website. The duration of the full validation process will depend on the information attached and may take up to 2 weeks approximately.