Covid -19 Update: June 23, 2022
The Chilean Government announces the official opening of Easter Island on August 1st, 2022
There are some flights put up for sale in LATAM, with 2 or 3 frequencies per week. They are expected to gradually increase throughout the year.
The entry requirements to the island have not yet been made official, but we assume that visitors must be fully vaccinated, provide a negative PCR test 48 hours before flying to the island, and another on arrival.
There will be no quarantine requirements on the island.
Easter Island Information
How to get to Easter Island
Daily flights operate to and from the Chilean capital, Santiago. The flight takes between 4 hours and 50 minutes, and 5 hours and 40 minutes.
There is only one airline operating flights from/to Easter Island: LATAM www.latam.com
Weekly flights reach Easter Island from Papeete in Tahiti. Those need 5 hours and 50 minutes to reach.
Cost and money
We recommend to bring cash with you because many shops accept payments in US dollars in addition to the Chilean pesos. Credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted in most restaurantes an local shops. Remember that you are traveling to the most remote place on earth therfore internet might become insestable when paying with credit cards.
ATM machines: There are 2 places where you can kind ATM machines to take cash from. Banco Estado and Banco Santander operating 24/7 in Hanga Roa.
Keep in mind that Easter Island is much more expensive when compared to mainland Chile.
When to visit
Easter Island is a year-round destination, with the time to visit being from December through April. This is the warmest period of the year. Moreover, temperatures on the island fall between 16 Celsius degrees and 25 Celsius degrees. However, be prepared for rain at any time of the isle. This is why it’s better to bring a rain jacket when visiting.
National Park Ticket
The Rapa Nui National Park is an area that covers more than 40% of Easter Island and includes the most important archaeological and tourist sites in the area. In order to enter it is necessary to buy a ticket that will allow you to access and visit different places on the island.
Chilean adults: CLP $20,000
Chilean children: CLP $10,000
Foreign adults: USD$ 90
Foreign children: USD$ 40
No discounts for students and seniors
Only children under 12 are considered children
The ticket is individual and non-transferable
The ticket lasts 10 days from your first entry to the park
Entry can be requested at any time by the guards. Always carry it with you
There is no visit limit for the places, except for Rano Raraku and Orongo, where you can enter only once