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Chile Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains.

Climate in Chile

On average, Chile experiences mild southern hemispheric summers between November and January, with mean annual temperatures of 10°C-12°C, and wet winters between May and August, with precipitation of 72 millimetres (mm) to 90 mm per month.

Time Difference in Chile

Chile is 3 hours behind of the UK

Language in Chile

Spanish – Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Chile

Hello = Hola

Goodbye = Adios

Thank you = Gracias

Please = Por favor

Yes = Si

No = No

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Which Plug Do I Need in Chile?

For Chile there are two associated plug types, types C and L. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type L is the plug which has three round pins. Chile operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

What is The Local Currency in Chile?

Chilean Peso-

£100 in Chilean Peso’s is 111,488.59 CLP (January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Chile

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are regularly accepted throughout the country, though visitors should not count on being able to use their card in rural areas. Storeowners will sometimes charge more for purchases made with a credit card.

Tipping in Chile

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Chile (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 1,223.45 CLP

Water 982.03 CLP

Coffee 2,622.75 CLP

Beer 3000.00 CLP

Inexpensive Meal 7,500.00 CLP

Passport Validity for Chile

Your passport should have an ‘expiry date’ after the day you plan to leave Chile.

Check with your travel provider that your passport and other travel documents meet requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.

You will be denied entry if you do not have a valid travel document or try to use a passport that has been reported lost or stolen.

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Do I Need a Visa for Chile? (January 2024)

You can visit Chile for up to 90 days without a visa.

The Chilean immigration authorities will give you a tourist card (‘tarjeta de turismo’), an A5-sized white form. Keep it safe and give it to immigration when you leave the country. If you lose it, Chilean police investigations (PDI) allows you to request a copy online (choose ‘Duplicado de tarjeta de turismo’). You can also go to the nearest PDI office.

To stay longer (to work or study, for business travel or for other reasons), you must meet the Chilean Government’s entry requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Easter Island? (January 2024)

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Chile.

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