Chile international travel guide

Landscape view of Chile

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Chile is part of Americas with main city at Santiago. It's usually 🌀️ 8.40 °C in Chile with a rainfall of 🌧 58.58 mm. Tipping is expected in Chile since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Chile is on average 6.1 Mbps. In Chile you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is Chilean Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Chile. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~8.40 Β°C Β  🌧 ~58.58 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 18M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Follow the Australian Embassy in Santiago's social media for updates on flights. See 'Local contacts' for links. Chile has closed its borders to foreign nationals, unless you're a permanent resident. Movements are highly restricted, especially in quarantine areas (including suburbs of Santiago). There is a nationwide curfew between 10pm to 5am. Essential services continue to operate, but at limited capacity. You can transit Santiago Airport, but you cannot pass through immigration. If you can't leave Chile and would like to, follow the link in the 'Overview' section to provide us with your details. If you remain in Chile for any reason, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Make arrangements for an extended stay, and keep in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. For urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas). We now advise you to: Do not travel to Chile.

issued date: March 28, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Chile uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type L.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Chile uses the Chilean peso (symbol: $), code CLP.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 pesos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Chile. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Chile since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Chile is on average 6.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Chile is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 11,403.78 CLP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Entel, Movistar or WOM. Chile uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Chile upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Chile, dial +, then 56 (the country code for Chile), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Chile, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Chile you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.

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Last updated: April 1, 2020