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How far in advance do I have to be at the airport for my trip?

You can verify below how far in advance you should be at the airport to avoid issues on your trip and check your baggage, if you have any. During high season, plan to arrive early at the airport, as the border and security control procedures tend to result in longer waiting times.

 

If you have an international flight, you must arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight departs, except in the following cases:

 

Country Origin airport Destination airport Arrival time at airport
Colombia Bogotá, Medellín, Cali International 3.5 hours
Chile Santiago de Chile International 4 hours
Argentina Aeroparque (Buenos Aires) International 4 hours
Peru Cusco International 2 hours
Europe Madrid International 4 hours
Europe Barcelona International 4 hours
Europe Lisbon International 4 hours
Europe Paris International 4 hours
Europe Milan International 4 hours
Europe Rome International 4 hours
Africa Johannesburg International 4 hours
United States Miami International 4 hours
United States Orlando International 4 hours
United States Los Angeles International 4 hours

 

If you have a domestic flight, you must arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight departs, except in the following cases:

 

Country Origin airport Destination airport Arrival time at airport
Brazil Canoas (ParkShopping) National airports 3 hours
Chile Easter Island Santiago de Chile 3 hours
Chile Santiago de Chile Easter Island 3 hours
Chile Santiago de Chile National airports 3 hours
Colombia National airports National airports 2.5 hours

 

Important information

If you have flights from New York (JFK) to Santiago (SCL) or São Paulo (GRU), save time and skip the lines at the John F. Kennedy Airport security check (Terminal 4). Enter your flight details, check available times, and reserve your time completely free of charge.

If you have flights departing from Caracas, you must arrive at this airport 4 hours before the departure of your flight, as per local authority regulations, the check-in counters close 2 hours before the departure of each flight, without exception.