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 Easter Island - Formalities

Clearance

Call the port captain before arrival on VHF 16. Answers "Pascua Radio."

He will contact the different authorities (Customs, Immigration, Health Department & Agriculture) and arrange a meeting: either you will meet everyone in his office or they will visit you on your boat.

There is no charge for clearance/immigration procedures at this time. There are light dues of approximately US$1 per ton, but these dues can be handled later, not at check-in.

The Gobernacion Maritima, Ave. Apina in Hanha Roa handles clearance.

The Armada requires all visiting yachts to monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times, even at night. If you move anchorages, you must notify the Armada of your movements in advance.

Depending on the weather conditions, the officials may visit you at other places than Hanga Roa.

On departure, it is necessary to clear with both Customs and Immigration. Visit the Gobernacion Maritima and they will organise for Immigration to come and stamp your passport. An exit zarpe will be issued. If proceeding directly to Chile, the zarpe will allow you to avoid repeating clearance procedures on arrival to the mainland.

Last updated February 2017.

Immigration

Entry requirements are as for Chile.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.

Visas are not required for citizens of U.S.A, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, U.K. and other European countries for stays of up to 90 days.

If a visa is required, it must be obtained in advance.

Citizens of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the USA may be charged a processing fee which ranges from $15 to $132 depending on nationality.

Last updated July 2016.

Customs

Firearms must be declared on arrival.

Health

If this is your first port in Chile, you will need see a Health officer on arrival. Vaccination certificates are not required.

Some cruisers have reported being charged a fee for Health Clearance (160 US$), others not.

Dengue fever is a danger here and the advice to to see a doctor immediately any fever is experienced.

There is a hospital on the island, staffed by medical personel from Chile, and a dentist. Medications are fairly limited.

Documents

If you are sailing towards Chile, you will be required to have the Pilot Charts of Chile on board. Chilean Pilot charts are available at the Port Captain's office for less than 10 US$/set.

Fees

For boats exceeding 25 tons, a fee will be required for the check-in/out procedure.

All boats have to pay a Lights & Buoys fee (approx. 1 US$/ton).

The entrance fee to the Rapa Nui National Park is 45 US$ (if you pay in pesos) or 60 US$ if you pay in $. Tickets can be purchased at the Airport or at the Conaf “office” at the bottom of the Rano Kau volcano.

If this is your first Port of Call in Chile, there may be a fee for Health clearance.

Last updated March 2016.

Restrictions

It is strictly prohibited to remove ancient artifacts.

You are not allowed to bring ashore any fruits, vegetables, meats or any garbage of any type (including paper, plastics etc.) but you are allowed to keep them aboard.

You will be asked by the authorities to not throw any organic waste (peels, etc) overboard that was not purchased on the island to avoid external contamination of the ecosystem.

At least one person must remain on board at night.

Pets

Animals not allowed to land

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JCRF
JCRF says:
Sep 08, 2014 03:07 AM

Visiting in August 2014.
Impossible to anchor in front of Hanga Roa, always during our stay -10 days- S to SW swell 3,5 m to 4 m !
Anchorages of Hotuiti and of Anakeda alternativ BUT very incomfortable because of the swell not the same direction than the wind.
Beautiful stop, winter, few people in sites.

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