Chile: New Strict Quarantine Laws

From January 2016, Chile is implementing strict quarantine rules to prevent the introduction of alien pests and diseases into the country.

Published 8 years ago, updated 6 years ago

In a similar move as currently exists for Australia, New Zealand and some other island nations, Chile has introduced stricter quarantine rules. Everyone and this includes the crew as well as the skipper, must complete a Customs/Quarantine Declaration form. This has to be done at every Chilean port entered, not just on the first arrival in the country. There is a stiff fine, currently US$4500, for failure to do so.

The declaration must include all food, plant and animal products. It will be up to the SAG officers if all, or any food will have to be destroyed.

You can download the Declaration form here. For more information (in Spanish) see

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