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To travel to Chile
All visitors to Chile are required to submit, upon entering their identification either an identity card or passport. While tourists who come from countries with which Chile has no diplomatic relations, they must also enter with Visa. Tourists from the following countries must pay a reciprocity tax when entering the country: Australia US $ 61 Canada US $ 132 US $ 131 Mexico US $ 23
Aquellos turistas que ingresen a Chile por pasos fronterizos entre Chile y Argentina, en la aduana deberán llenar un formulario único para la “Salida y Admisión Temporal de Vehículo”. Quienes ingresen por pasos fronterizos con Perú y Bolivia, la oficina de aduana proporciona un documento llamado “Título de Importación Temporal”, el cual es indispensable para el ingreso de los vehículos al país. Al ingresar a Chile no es necesario declarar en aduana los artículos personales y objetos específicos para el ejercicio profesional. Para equipos de video, filmadoras, pieles y similares se debe llenar una solicitud de internación temporal, la que se debe presentar en Policía Internacional.
For Argentine tourists is valid Driver License issued in their country. The rest of the foreigners must International Driving License issued by the country of origin.
Chile has 7 international airports for air operations. Chief among them is the Comodoro Arturo Benitez Airport, also known as "Pudahuel", located in the metropolitan area 40 kilometers from Santiago. For more information visit: http: //www.aeropuertosantiago. cl /.
The other airports are in Arica (Chacalluta), Antofagasta (Cerro Moreno), Iquique (Cavancha), Puerto Montt (Tepual), Punta Arenas (Pres. Ibanez) and Temuco (Maquehue), those with international police services, immigration, customs and other facilities such as restaurants, restrooms, souvenir shops, newsstands, waiting rooms and shuttle service.
There are also other airports throughout Chile, including: Balmaceda (Balmaceda), Calama (El Loa), Concepcion (Carriel Sur), Copiapo (Chamonate), Iquique (Diego Aracena), Easter Island (Mataveri), La Serena (Florida), Osorno (Channel Bass), Valdivia (Pinchay).
Chile's official currency is the peso. The monetary system of our country is made up of coins and banknotes amounting to a certain amount of pesos. Tickets: $ 1,000, $ 2,000, $ 5,000, $ 10,000 and $ 20,000 pesos. Currencies: $ 1, $ 5, $ 10, $ 50, $ 100 and $ 500 pesos.
There are no restrictions on the import and export of national currency or currencies.
Currency exchange can be done at banks, authorized exchange houses or shops. It is always advised to go to designated places which ensure a guarantee, and not make changes to the black market.
Credit cards are accepted by much of the trade. Among the most used are Visa, Diners Club and American Express card.
Traveler's checks can be used in places that accept this method of payment or exchange for cash at banks or exchange houses.
The voltage in Chile is 220V 50Hz. Vaccines: Currently no vaccines or medical exams are required to enter Chile. Telephone code: To call Chile from abroad should dial: (56) + Area Code + Phone To call from Chile abroad should dial: Carrier + Country Code + Area Code + Phone To make long distance calls within Chile must dial: Carrier + Area Code + Phone
The standard Continental Chile time corresponds to the time zone UTC-04: 00 (Universal Time Coordinate, formerly Greenwich Mean Time).
Daylight saving time (DST) is one hour ahead (UTC-03: 00) from the second Saturday in October (at 12 PM) to the second Saturday in March. Insular Chile (Easter Island) is in the time zone UTC-06: 00 normal and UTC-05: 00 in summer.
January 1: New Year March or April: Easter and Easter Sunday May 1: Labor Day May 21: Day of the Naval Glorias or Naval Battle of Iquique June: Corpus Christi June 29: San Pedro and San Paul July 16: Day of the Virgen del Carmen August 15: Assumption of the Virgin September 18: Independence Day September 19: Army Day October 12: Columbus Day or the Discovery of America November 1: Day All Saints December 8: Immaculate Conception December 25: Christmas or Easter
Security in Chile
Chile is one of the safest countries in Latin America. Still it is advisable to take certain precautions like taking care of your belongings and do not walk through dark and lonely places. Emergency numbers: they are toll-free numbers and serve only emergency calls. Police 133 Fire 131 Ambulance 132 134 103 General information Investigations Police of Chile.