Chilean Flag

Last verified: Sunday, 31. May 2020 at 07:21 AM

Chile Travel Advisory

Advertising

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Chile

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Chile. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Chile shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Chile), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Peru (3.3), Bolivia with 3.2 and Argentina with 3.1 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Chile

There are currently 90,638 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Chile. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 944 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Chile.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Chile

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Chile.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Chile from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

Flag of United States

Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest. Read the entire Travel Advisory and Travel Alerts. There have been large-scale demonstrations in Santiago and other major cities in Chile.  Demonstrations can take place with little or no ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/chile-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

Flag of Finland

Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Demonstrationer som kan bli våldsamma. Undvik stora folksamlingar. En utländsk persons åsiktsyttring eller deltagande i en demonstration kan leda till utvisning från landet.Risk för jordbävningar. Fickstölder allmänna.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CL

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

Flag of Canada

The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/chile

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

Flag of Denmark

Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Chile. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Santiago har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/chile/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

Flag of Australia

Following a sharp increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry announced a total quarantine for all of Santiago de Chile (see Travel section). Nationwide night curfews and movement restrictions remain. Essential services continue to operate, but at limited capacity. Chilean borders remain closed to foreign nationals, only Chilean citizens and residents ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile

Individual rating changes for Chile

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Chile. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Chile changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Canada

The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Chile to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Chile changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Australia

The Australian government increased their existing warning for Chile to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Chile changed from 2.8 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Australia

The Australian government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 4.0.

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government increased their existing warning for Chile to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Chile changed from 2.7 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government increased their existing warning for Chile to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 9th 2020

The total rating for Chile changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government increased their existing warning for Chile to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 16th 2019

The total rating for Chile changed from 2.3 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Finland

The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Chile to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from October 23rd 2019

The total rating for Chile changed from 2.2 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Canada

The Canadian government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from October 22nd 2019

The total rating for Chile changed from 1.6 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of United States

The United States government increased their existing warning for Chile to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government increased their existing warning for Chile to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Chile changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Denmark

The Danish government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 2.0.

Flag of Finland

The Finnish government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 2.0.

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 1.0.

Flag of New Zealand

The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 2.0.

Flag of United States

The United States government issued a new warning for Chile with a rating of 1.0.

About Chile

Chile with its capital Santiago is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana (756,950 km²). The country is located Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru. The climate can be described as temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south. The landscape is low coastal mountains; fertile central valley; rugged Andes in east. With a population of about 16.43 million citizens.

Chilean flag

Flag of Chile

Introduction Video

Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Santiago
Population about 16.43 million
Size 756.950 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana
Common languages Spanish
Currency Peso (short: CLP)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +56
Internet Top Level Domain .cl
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CHL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 152

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Chile is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions
  • water pollution from raw sewage
  • widespread deforestation and mining threaten natural resources

Natural hazzards

  • active volcanism
  • severe earthquakes
  • significant volcanic activity due to more than three-dozen active volcanoes along the Andes Mountains; Lascar (5,592 m), which last erupted in 2007, is the most active volcano in the northern Chilean Andes; Llaima (3,125 m) in central Chile, which last er
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Chile. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. copper
  3. fish processing
  4. foodstuffs
  5. iron
  6. lithium
  7. other minerals
  8. steel
  9. textiles
  10. transport equipment

Agriculture products

  1. apples
  2. asparagus
  3. beans
  4. beef
  5. corn
  6. fish
  7. garlic
  8. grapes
  9. oats
  10. onions

Chilean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Chile.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. copper
  3. fish products
  4. fruit
  5. paper
  6. pulp
  7. wine

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. electrical
  3. industrial machinery
  4. natural gas
  5. petroleum
  6. petroleum products
  7. telecommunications equipment
  8. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Chile?

Chile is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Chile.

Is it safe to travel Chile in 2020?

Visiting the country Chile is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Chile?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Chile.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Chile?

There are currently 90,638 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Chile. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 944 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Chile.

What is the size of Chile?

Chile has a size of 756,950 km² or 292,260 mi² which is slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.