On August 1, 2018, Law 21.070 came into force. This law regulates the rights to stay, reside and travel to and from the special territory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) for all passengers that do not belong to the Rapa Nui community.
The Chilean Investigations Police (PDI) controls entry at the Santiago International Airport (SCL) for people traveling on this route.
How long can I stay on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)?
If you are a tourist, you can stay for a maximum of 30 days.
In some cases, the law establishes authorizing standards to extend your stay on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) for more than 30 days (Article 6). In addition, in situations of force majeure, the Provincial Government of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has the power to analyze the case and prolong your stay.
What documents do I have to present?
- Identity card, passport or other official travel document.
- Your return ticket from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (nontransferable) with your return date that is not over 30 days from your outbound date.
- Reservation for accommodation authorized by Sernatur, indicating the address of the place or a letter of invitation from a person belonging to the Rapa Nui community or another authorized person (according to article 6 of the law) to stay and/or reside on Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
- Unique Entry Form (FUI), that you have to fill out before travelling. After filling it out, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that you must present before the PDI (Chilean Investigation Police) at the airport. Remember that if you don’t do it, you won’t be able to board.
- Passengers connecting within Chile: You will be checked upon departure from the Island at the counter.
- Passengers from Papeete with Rapa Nui (Easter Island) as a final destination: You will be checked upon arrival to the Island and not at the origin.
For more information, visit the website of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security of Chile.