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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Chile visa Information
For Further Information
Latest Travel News in connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (International Air Transport Association)
Contact the Embassy
Contact the Embassy of Chile in the United States.
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
There is no airport/boarding tax.
Regardless of age (children are not included), you may transport a maximum of 400 cigarettes, 500g of tobacco, 50 long cigars or 50 small cigars (tiparillos).
Persons 18 or older can transport 2.5 liters of alcoholic beverages per person.
You can carry a reasonable amount of perfume for personal use.
Foreign Currency
You can carry up to USD 10,000 in foreign currencies.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
For amounts over USD 10,000, you are require to declare the carried foreign currency to the Central Bank.
Local Currency
You can carry up to USD 10,000 in Chilean Pesos.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
If carrying amounts over USD 10,000 in Chilean Pesos, a declaration must be made to the Central Bank.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
Other Requirements
Foods of animal origin, flowers, fruits and vegetables are allowed only if accompanied by a certificate ("fitosanitario") issued by the Ministry of Agriculture of the country of origin. It is forbidden to carry these products in hand luggage during transit at the airport in Santiago. Pets must have various medical and phytosanitary certificates. Gifts, new or used, must not exceed USD 150 in value per passenger.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Chile are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid fever, chickenpox, influenza, measles, rabies, hepatitis A and B and poliomyelitis.
For Further Information
UK Government advice for foreign travellers - Health
Canadian Government's advice for foreign travellers (see 'Health' tab)
U.S. Department of State's advice for foriegn travellers (see 'Health' box)
Travel Health Advice
The American government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Safety Conditions

Chile is considered the second most peaceful country in South America, according to the Global Peace Index 2021 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Terrorist Risk
Chile presents a fairly low risk of terrorism.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Chile has a high risk of earthquakes and also has a number of active volcanoes.
Traveling Women Conditions
Chile is a safe country even for women travelling alone insofar as they take basic precautions. You should avoid travelling alone during night time and entering certain dangerous areas. It is advisable to adopt a firm and resolute stance if confronted with groups of provocateurs.
For Further Information
U.S. State Department advice for travellers
Canadian Government's advice for travellers.

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