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Obtention of Temporary Transit Permit in Quarantined Communes for Foreigners Residing in Chile, Either as Tourists or Residents and Do Not Have a “Clave Unica” or Chilean I.D. Card. for Foreigners 

by Diego Peralta

Published: March, 2020

Submission: March, 2020


In order to obtain the temporary transit permit which authorizes to carry out fundamental activities and stock up of basic goods and services, among other activities, foreigners residing in Chile either as tourists or residents and who do not have a "unique key" or Chilean ID card for foreigners (a provisional RUT may not be used for this purpose), must request this permit in person at the offices of Carabineros de Chile closest to their domicile, showing a valid passport. We also recommend to bring the corresponding tourist card, visa or permanent residence application receipt.

For more information, please read the instructive published by the Ministry of Interior and Public Security, translated below:

Instructions for movement and transit permits

I. Individual Temporary Permit

This sort of permit authorizes individuals to carry out essential activities and procure essential goods and services.

This permit may be requested long-distance, at the online police station website comisariavirtual.cl, by entering the respective sole personal password, or personally at police stations.

The features of this permit are:

  1. It may only be requested by an individual who will move from one spot to another, in any of the cases stated.
  2. These permits are personal, unique and non-transferable, and they lose validity once the time span for which they were granted elapses. In the event of disabled individuals orsenior citizens that cannot go about on their own, they may carry out their activities in the company of someone else.
  3. Errands authorized through this permit may only be carried out by one person.
  4. In no case may they be used as safe passage permits should a curfew be decreed by the authorities.


This sort of permit shall be granted for the time span stated in each of the following cases:

  1. Attendance to Health centers, services and establishments by previously agreedappointment and / or medical treatment. In this case, the person may go with someone. Duration: 24-hour free transit.
  2. Going to a drugstore, supermarket, market and / or point of sale of staples, be it to purchasefood, medication and / or other basic supplies. Duration: 4-hour free transit.
  3. Stroll to be taken by someone with an autism spectrum disorder, along with his / her caretakeror companion, and they shall both produce, for checkup by the surveillance authorities, theirDisability ID card, Disability Certificate from the Office of the Civil Registry, or MedicalCertificate stating the Diagnose of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The permit shall be requestedon behalf of the caretaker or accompanying individual. Duration: 2-hour free transit.
  4. Taking pets or animals under someone's care for a stroll, with limited movement within 2blocks around the domicile or residence. Duration: 30 minutes.
  5. Paying utilities, collecting pension payments and banking errands. Duration: 4 hours.
  6. Returning to the usual place of residence from somewhere subject to a quarantine line (cordon sanitaire). Transit authorization shall be granted only for 24 hours and, upon arrival, the individual shall observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  7. Attendance to the funeral of direct relatives. Durations: 5-hour free transit if residence islocated in the same administrative region as that of the funeral; 24 hours if in anotheradministrative region.
  8. Picking up food from state entities, such as JUNAEB and others. Duration: 6 hours.
  9. Appearance in an appointment in which a lawyer or another individual must appear pursuant to law. Duration: Up till the fulfillment of the errand.
  10. Other cases which the jurisdictional authorities have grounds to authorize.


II. Authorizations for territorial quarantine and quarantine lines (cordons sanitaires).

Below is the list of cases in which the transit of individuals shall be authorized only for specific purposes.

The ID card from a State or private institution, or the institutional document certifying the capacity asworker of one of the specific lines of business set out below shall be deemed a valid permit authorizing transit, provided it is produced along the national ID card document.

1. Health.

to. Healthcare and lab professionals. Officers from State or private entities performing duties thathave no restrictions in this sphere, which includes companies supplying food and premise-cleaningservices. This covers also quarantine hotels, stadiums and convention centers or others destined topatients and long-term lodging establishments for the elderly.

b. Personnel of drugstores, laboratories, chemical companies and medication manufacturers. C. Veterinary services and bioteria personnel.

2. Emergencies.

Emergency services, such as Firefighters and firefighting and preventing personnel; emergency-response crews for transport companies, companies in the gas-distribution, power transmission and distribution sectors, telecoms, and drinking water companies.

3. Public Utility Services.

to. Personnel working at airports, who may commute from the airport to their residence and vice versa, always carrying their ID Card for the Controlled Access to Airports (TICA), in the case of flightcrews, plus their national personal ID card.

b. Personnel from power supply and operational hubs (generation, transmission, storage and distribution), both from the public and private sectors.

c. Drinking water supply and operational hubs’ personnel.

d. Personnel from gas supply and operational hubs.

e. Staff from gas stations and fuel distribution companies.

f. Essential-tasks personnel for motorways.

g. Telecommunications services, data center and operational hubs’ staff.


h. Personnel working at nuclear reactor premises.


i. Personnel from banks and financial institutions, family compensation funds, securities freighting, and insurancecompanies paying out life annuities.


j. Personnel working at private health insurance companies - ISAPREs- and Private Pension Fund Managers-AFPs-.


k. Staff working at funerary service companies and cemeteries.


l. Garbage collection, septic tanks and landfill workers.


m. State-owned and private postal services’ staff. and delivery-service workers, all of whom shall be subject tospecial sanitary rules to be determined by the Health Authority for the performance of their job.



4. Public Sector.



a. State workers and civil servants, in the context of their duties. The category includes municipalworkers, and those working in autonomous State instrumentalities.


b. Members of the Diplomatic Corps, all of them carrying their diplomatic IDs.



5. Food and essential commerce.



a. Individuals rendering services at supermarkets, bakeries, markets, food supply, distribution andproduction hubs. Also those working at household essentials’ shops. Farmer market’s workers only byproducing their commercial permit and their personal ID card.


b. Personnel working at neighborhood shops selling food, hardware stores and other staple-sellingestablishments, only when the clerk is the owner (according to labor regulation)


c. Agri-business personnel, and that in silviculture and agriculture companies, regarding farms andjobs amid critical processes (sowing, harvesting, processing, and distribution), as well as personnel atfisheries and fish and seafood processing facilities, and in the production of feed for animals, poultryand fisheries, plus those in the production of wood pulp, and paper and cardboard products.



6. Transports.



a. Personnel working for public transport (buses, subway, inter-regional train of the subway network, and the like).


b. Freighters of essential goods. Only personnel essential for the tasks of transporting cargo and the unloading of goods from public and private sector companies with regard to the industries stated herein. Consignment note will be deemed sanitary permit for freighters; it must state:


1. Driver’s full name.

2. Driver’s national ID card number.

3. Truck license plate.

4. Date of dispatch.

5. Cargo destination.

6. Hourly range to carry out the freighting.

7. Products freighted.



7. Security.



a. Superintendents and security personnel, whether from buildings, communities, and other sorts of properties.


b. Security and tech resources companies and the like, without a certifying ID from the OS10 department of the Chilean Police forces.



8. Media.



Journalists and members of the media (TV channels, written press, radio, and online communications mass media.)



9. Education.



Educational assistants and teachers covering ethical shifts.



10. Others.



to. Individuals rendering services at hotels that still have guests.


b. Activities that because of their nature cannot be stopped, and the interruption of which would trigger an alteration for the operation of the country, duly determined by the relevant authority.


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