We’re delighted the UK has announced a travel corridor with Chile, and hope it will open the door for more travel corridors with other Latin American countries – some of which have lower or similar infection rates like Chile.
We have been patiently waiting for Latin American countries to be added to the government’s travel corridor list and, until now, we did feel it was the “forgotten continent”, which was frustrating.
There has been a steady decline in Covid-19 cases in Chile; they reacted quickly to the outbreak from the outset, making it one of the most successful countries in South America to control the virus and its spread.
So this news is very welcome, and gives us real hope that more countries will follow soon, enabling us to resume our trips.
International borders in Chile are due to open on 23 November, meaning that as soon as the lockdown here ends on 2 December, it could be the perfect destination to offer your clients.
Chile is just about to enter into summer, with temperatures that average between 26-28C – it may be the answer for many fed-up UK travellers who need a winter escape to look forward to.
Stretching almost half the length of South America, Chile is home to both the driest desert in the world, and to vast, spectacular mountains and glacier fields.
With one side of the country dominated by the Andes mountains and the other by dramatic Pacific coastline, this is a country that not only offers some of the most outstanding, awe-inspiring and varied landscapes in the world, but is a destination that is home to remote nature and beautiful scenery – something many travellers will be seeking in the coming months and year.
Over the past seven months, we have seen a rise in the number of bookings to places such as Patagonia for next season (starting October 2021) and for Antarctica too.
These are bucket-list destinations with limited capacity and huge open spaces for travellers to explore the beauty of this part of the world.
We have worked hard with our partners in Latin America to put into place strict Covid protocols for all our destinations, including Chile, to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all our clients.
These details have been added to our quotations too.
British Airways, meanwhile, will run direct flights from Heathrow to Santiago de Chile on Saturdays in December, and will increase the number of flights available from January next year.