The government of Sri Lanka has announced that it has reopened its borders to foreign tourists for the first time in 10 months following an entry ban to contain the spread of COVID-19. On January 19th, 2021, the chairperson of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Kimarli Fernando, announced that Sri Lankan borders would reopen
Visa Requirements for Chilean Citizens
Visa requirements for Chilean citizens are administrative entry restrictions of other states that apply to Chilean passport holders. The Chilean passport is ranked as the 16th most powerful passport in the world in terms of travel freedom, and is the strongest passport in Latin America, according to the Henley Passport Index.
Chilean passport holders are currently able to travel to approximately 130 states without applying for a visa or with a visa on arrival.
Visa requirements for Chilean citizens may vary depending on the purpose of the visit and the amount of time the traveler expects to spend inside the borders of their destination.
The states that are included on the visa-exempt country list for Chilean passport holders permit travelers to stay between 21 to 180 days in the destination. Usually, the purpose of the stay may be for either tourism, transit, or business.
Some countries on the visa-free country list may require Chilean travelers to pre-register before departure for an electronic travel authorization.
Additionally, nationals of Chile can currently travel to any Latin American country, with the exception of Venezuela, simply by presenting a valid ID Card. Chile is also the only Latin American state that currently has visa-waiver access to the United States.
Chilean citizens who are planning visit other destinations, or visit a visa-free country for longer permitted stays, need a visa to do so. This visa can vary between a consular visa in a diplomatic office of their destination, a visa on arrival at a border entry point, or an electronic visa through an online program.