Considerations for Visiting Chile

Visa Requirements: Passport, Visa, and Length of Stay

To avoid any problems before leaving for Chile, double check to make sure you have a valid passport. Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality and for all nationalities, the maximum duration of a tourist trip is 90 days.

The following website, administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, provides specific information on consular services:

For more consular information, please enter here:

At the time of planning your to Chile, you must comply with the following:

  • Check if you need to obtain your Temporary VISA Permit depending on the country of origin.

Requirements for entering Chile if you need a Visa:

  • Process your Temporary Visa on the Consular Services for residences of less than 90 days platform here
  • Check if there is any payment related to this process in the duty table
  • People who come from Australia require a specific E-visa that you can get here
  • Bring your hotel/accommodation reservation to be checked or the letter of invitation signed before a Public Notary in Chile.
  • Proof of economic resources through copies of bank accounts or another certificate that proves the possession of, at least, USD $ 46 for every day of residence in Chile.
  • Show a passport or ID, as appropriate.
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Embassies and Consulates

As you prepare for your trip, make a note of the contact information for your embassy and consulates outside your country. You can go there to reissue your travel documents if they are lost and get a number of tips (health, safety, etc.).

Money and Currency

Banknotes and coins
The Chilean currency is the peso.
Chile has the following banknotes: 1.000; 2.000; 5.000; 10.000 and 20.000 pesos. The coins in circulation are: 10; 50; 100; 500 pesos.
The coins of 1 and 5 pesos are no longer minted.
Break big notes whenever possible.
Generally, outside from major hotels, you cannot not pay with a foreign currency.

Banks and cash machines are found throughout the city and are widely available. Credit cards, such as Visa and MasterCard, are accepted in most hotels and restaurants.

ATMs are the easiest way to access your money in Chile.

Your bank may charge you for withdrawing money from foreign cash machines; check before travelling. Banks in Chile may charge too. The amount of money you can withdraw from an ATM generally depends on the conditions attached to your card, the most machines will dispense no more than CLP $200.000 at a time.

There are banks and currency exchange kiosks located at the airport and in the city and main shopping malls. You will have to show your passport to exchange money.

Currency exchange rates (counter rate) as of May 2024:
1 USD = 898 pesos and 1 EUR = 976 pesos approximately.
The rate changes daily.

You’ll need to carry some cash with you if you decide to purchase from small vendors or retail stores. The endless supply of small coins may be annoying, but they’re handy.

Generally, in restaurants services charge and tip of 10% is added but you will be asked if you want to pay that amount or more.


The official language in Chile is Spanish.
English and Spanish will be the working languages of the conference.
Professional translation will be available on plenary sessions.
Bilingual delegates are kindly requested to support fellow participants who made need this assistance during the dialogue sessions.

Internet Services

Internet services are very reliable and widely available.

Voltage in Chile

The voltage in Chile is generally 220 V, the frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are of type C and L.


As in any other big city, you can be a victim of robberies and/or assaults. We recommend that you do not take unnecessary risks by carrying large amounts of cash and using expensive devices in popular (including cell phones) crowded places and that you take precautions. Make sure you always keep an eye and hold on to your purse or bags, never leave them unattended.

In case of an emergency, call the police (carabineros) at telephone 133 or go to the nearest police station (carabineros barracks). Carabineros personnel wear olive green uniforms, unlike army personnel who wear gray uniforms. The carabineros are famous for their honesty and rectitude. We recommend going to them in case of any problematic situation.

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