2.3.2 Peru Border Crossing of Santa Rosa (Chile)


The Santa Rosa Border Complex is a customs and immigration control building, located in the department or region of Tacna, in the southern part of Peru, close to the Concordia Line that separates Peru with the Republic of Chile. It is similar to the border customs complex on the Chilean side called Chacalluta.

It is located on the South Pan-American Highway (Route - 1S) almost 250 meters from the international border; this complex is an obligatory part of entry or exit from Peru to the Republic of Chile. It has a total area of ​​more than 168,000 square meters. The administration of the Border Complex is under the administration of the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration.

The new facilities were rebuilt in 2007. It has the services of Customs, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Ministry of the Interior, Bank of the Nation, National Police as well as other dependencies of the Peruvian State. In October 2008, a module or health post was inaugurated.  

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Peru: Santa Rosa

Chile: Chacalluta

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Tacna (41.3 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administracion Tributaria - SUNAT

Contact Person

Santa Rosa Border Complex

+5152 – 583120



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Carlos Ciriani (Tacna)

Distance in km 37.3

Truck Travel Time: 50 minutes

Car Travel time: 39 minutes

Nearest Port

Name Port of Ilo

Distance in km 157.7

Truck Travel Time: 3.0 hours

Car Travel time: 2.7 hours

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

City of Tacna

Distance in km 41.3

Truck Travel Time: 1 hour

Car Travel time: 50 minutes

Other Information


At the exit of the City of Tacna, there is a very complete gas station, also throughout the city there are other gas stations. This area is desert and it is very hot from January to April.

Hours of Operation


08:00 am to 20:00 pm


08:00 am to 20:00 pm


08:00 am to 20:00 pm


08:00 am to 20:00 pm


08:00 am to 20:00 pm


08:00 am to 22:00 pm


08:00 am to 22:00 pm

National Holidays

01 January, 24 December

Seasonal Constraints

Winter months (May and June)

Spring months (September and October)

Daily Capacity

Most of the traffic of people and cars that go to Chile and that come from Chile occur on weekends. Almost 25,000 people were received or attended on Saturdays and Sundays. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, this capacity to attend to citizens who cross the border has been reduced to 50%. There are many people who have relatives in both border cities (Arica and Tacna).

Customs Clearance

Its infrastructure is based on a linear service model duly differentiated according to the transport unit and the user, integrating the entities involved in its operation, optimizing the points of attention in search of the least displacement of users, avoiding congestion and using state-of-the-art technology for the development of control activities. The physical recognition sector has a booth to control the entry of trucks, a scale, an elevated platform for visual control of trucks, and offices for officials of the control agencies. The transport of cargo or goods enter the sector of the internment yard or are quickly dispatched to their destination under the customs transit modality.

For more information on customs in Peru, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.  


Other Relevant Information

The public entities that perform functions in the Santa Rosa Border Complex are: the National Superintendence of Tax Administration (SUNAT) through the Santa Rosa Customs Agency (ADUANA), the General Forest and Wildlife Directorate (SERFOR), National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA), National Superintendence of Migration (MIGRACIONES), National Police of Peru (PNP), Banco de la Nation (BN), and the Ministry of Culture.

The administration of the Border Complex is in charge of SUNAT, through the Santa Rosa Administrative Support Section, whose function is to guarantee its optimal operation, as well as to provide the goods and services necessary for the development of control tasks.

Santa Rosa Border Complex

Main office:

South Pan-American Highway Km. 1336,

Tacna - Peru

Phone: +5152 – 583120



For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.


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