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Chile often attracts tourists with its unique culture and landscapes.
The northern part of the country contains the world’s driest desert, the Atacama Desert. This desert is full of fertile oases containing all kinds of wildlife. Central Chile is home to the capital city, Santiago. This city is has many parks, sporting events, and cultural activities. For a taste of a thriving Chilean nightlife and authentic cuisine, Santiago is the place to go.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Chile. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Chile: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Few mosquito-borne diseases are present in Chile. But, some tick-borne infections are present. Consider bringing bug spray on your trip.
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American travelers to Chile must have a valid passport for entry. You do not need a visa for stays under 90 days.
Parents must provide proof of relation if traveling with a minor. Original or authenticated birth certificates are considered the best form of proof.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Due to the unique structure of Chile, the climate differs throughout the country. But, the entire region does tend to have consistent, seasonal weather. Chile’s summer lasts from December to February, and the winter lasts from June to August.
Chile is generally a safe and secure environment for travelers. Chile has the lowest amount of violent crimes in all the Latin America.
Demonstrations and street crimes do occur, especially in cities. In the metropolitan Santiago area, home invasions and vehicle thefts are more common. To avoid being a victim to these criminal acts, stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
Tourist areas can have pickpockets and be sites of some types of petty crime. Stay aware of your surroundings at all times and, when possible, travel in a group.
One of Chile’s most unique places to visit is the Easter Islands. Sitting off the coast of Chili, this volcanic island is isolated in the heart of Polynesia.
The island is most known for its monumental statues called moai. These were constructed by Chilean inhabitants of the 13th-16th centuries. There are nearly 900 moai on the island, each is carved to portray humans with significantly large heads.
The best time to visit is in February to witness Tapati. This is a festival in which teams compete in challenges to honor the Rapa Nui culture.
While a developed nation, there is still some preparation needed for a trip to Chile.
It is recommended to register online through the U.S. Department of State before traveling to Chile. This gives the Embassy the knowledge to be able to contact travelers in the event of an emergency.
U.S. Embassy Santiago
Avenida Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes
Telephone: +(56-2) 2330-3000
Emergency Working-Hours Telephone: +(56-2) 2330-3716
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(56-2) 2330-3000
Fax: +(56)(2) 2330-3710
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