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Travelers from all EU countries, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and many other Latin American countries do not require a visa to enter Chile for less than 90 days. They will be issued with a Tarjeta de Turismo (tourist card) upon arrival in Chile. It is important that you keep it for…
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Santiago is during late September to November, or from March to May, the spring and fall shoulder seasons of the country. However, it will be less busy during the summer months with hotel rates dropping together with pollution levels. In general, the climate is Mediterranean, making the area accessible and…
Santiago International Airport is also known as Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and Nuevo Pudahuel Airport, and is located in Pudahuel, 15 km north-west of downtown Santiago. It is Chile's largest and busiest international airport. Centro Puerto offers a shuttle service that will take you from the airport to the city and back. www.centropuerto.cl You…
Since Santiago is one of the most modern cities in Chile, a popular travel destination and starting point for international travels, it is quite easy to get around using the public transportation system, especially if you speak Spanish. But even if you don't, you won't encounter too many problems. A unified payment system, the Bip!,…
To ensure your safety, it is advised that you only travel in authorized taxis and ignore the taxi drivers and representatives that wait in the baggage claim area of Santiago airport. Authorized, metered taxis are all black with yellow roofs. There is a taxi rank outside the main terminal, so pre-booking should generally not be…
There are several pharmacies in and around the city center, some of which operate 24 hours. Most bigger pharmacies have English speaking staff available. One of them, Farmacias Salcobrand is located at the following address:
You will find several post offices spread throughout the city. The Central Post Office is located in a historic post office building on the northern edge of the Plaza de Armas.
In Chile the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type C and L.