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Declarations

The United States, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Paraguay and Tahiti impose entry restrictions for passengers that have visited or traveled via China

United States, February 28, 2020 18:00

The United States, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Paraguay and Tahiti have imposed entry restrictions for passengers who have traveled to/via China, in response to the Coronavirus outbreak originating from said country (with exceptions - please see below for further details).

Given this context, LATAM Airlines Group is providing flexibility for passengers with tickets issued in China and/or itineraries to/from said country (operated by airlines with commercial agreements with LATAM) between January 27 and March 31, 2020. Customers can choose from one of the following options:

• Travel date change

• Destination/origin change

• Refund

To choose one of these options, passengers are advised to use one of LATAM’s customer service channels.

If you are traveling with LATAM to any of the aforementioned destinations, airport personnel will question you about previous trips to the People's Republic of China. Please bear in mind that your travel history could lead to denied boarding as a result of the new policies and restrictions published by the governments of each country.

LATAM apologizes for any inconvenience that this situation, outside of its control, could cause and recommends that its passengers review flight and travel conditions in advance of their journeys.

 

If you are traveling to the USA:

If you have visited of traveled via the People's Republic of China within 14 days prior to your journey, you will not be able to travel to the USA, unless:

 • You are an American citizen or legal resident of the United States

 • You are a non-US citizen, but your spouse is an American citizen or legal resident of the United States.

 • You are a non-US citizen, but a parent or legal guardian of an American citizen or legal resident of the United States, who is not married and under 21 years of age.

 • You are a non-US citizen, but your brother / sister is an American citizen or a legal resident of the United States, or your brother / sister is not married and under 21 years of age.

 • You are under 21 years of age and are adopted or due for adoption by an American citizen or legal resident of the United States.

 • You are a non-US citizen traveling with an invitation from the United States with the purpose of containing or mitigating the virus.

 • You are a flight crew member.

 • You are a non-US citizen traveling with one of the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 to NATO- 4 and NATO-6.

 • You are a non-US citizen who does not present a significant risk in the introduction or transmission of the virus. This classification must be determined in writing by the Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Government.

 • You are a non-US citizen who is traveling with the purpose of improving compliance with the laws of the United States determined by the Secretary of State or Secretary of National Security and based on a recommendation of the Attorney General.

 • You are a non-US citizen whose travel purpose is in the national interest of the United States determined by the Secretary of State or Secretary of National Security

 • In the event that you have visited the People’s Republic of China prior to your trip, but meet any of the above criteria, you are only permitted to travel to the United States via one of the following airports: JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York), LAX (Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles), SFO (San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco), SEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle), ORD (Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, Chicago), HNL (Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu), ATL (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta), IAD (Washington International Airport, Virginia), EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey), DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas) and DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan).

Further information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

 

If you are traveling to Israel:

If you have visited or traveled via the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Italy in the past 14 days prior to your trip, you will not be able to travel to Israel, unless:

  • Passengers who are nationals or residents of Israel.
  • Passenger in transit in Israel for a period that does not exceed 6 hours (passengers must have a valid departure ticket)
  • Passengers who were in transit in Macao, Singapore, Thailand or Hong Kong for connecting flights.
  • Passengers who have authorization from Israel’s Ministry of Health or Immigration Authority to enter Israel.

Further information: https://www.health.gov.il/English/Pages/HomePage.aspx

 

If you are traveling to Australia:

If you have visited or have traveled via the People's Republic of China after February 1, 2020, you will not be able to travel to Australia, unless:

 • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

 • You are a blood relative of an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Further information: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 

If you are traveling to New Zealand:

If you have visited or have traveled via the People's Republic of China before February 2, 2020, you will not be able to travel to New Zealand, unless:

 • You are a New Zealand citizen or holder of a residence visa (temporary or permanent).

 • You are a blood relative of a New Zealand citizen or holder of a residence visa (temporary or permanent).

 • You are an Australian citizen or have a permanent and current residence visa issued by the Australian Government, where New Zealand is your principal place of residence.

Further information: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 

If you are traveling to Paraguay:

If you have visited or have traveled via the People's Republic of China since November 5, 2019, you will not be able to travel to Paraguay. In addition, Paraguay’s Foreign Ministry has informed that visas granted to the citizens of the People's Republic of China are suspended indefinitely.

More information: https://www.mre.gov.py/index.php/noticias-de-embajadas-y-consulados/paraguay-suspende-visas-por-tiempo-indefinido-ciudadanos-de-la-republica-popular-de-china

 

If you are traveling to Tahiti:

You will not be able to enter Tahiti if you have visited or traveled the following countries since January 1, 2020: China, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines, unless:

  • You present a medical certificate issued within the last five days, which verifies the state of your health, before embarking to Polynesia. The document must be issued by any of the aforementioned countries.

More information: https://www.service-public.pf/dsp/