Chile travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Chile with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Chile.

Chile travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Chile with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Chile - quick facts
Flight time 15.5 hours
Time difference UK -3 to -6 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Chilean Peso
Electricity C + L plug (220V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Chile?

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  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Chile weather

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The Chile weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Santiago.

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Chile travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Chile from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Chile.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Chile travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Chile with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Chile, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Chile covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Chile with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Chile travel features

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Chile FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Chile including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Chile due to Covid-19?

Chile is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Chile.

Check out Ministry of Health, Chile for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Chile?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Chile. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Chile from the UK?

The flight time to Chile from the UK is typically 15.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Chile and the UK?

The time difference between Chile and the UK is UK time-3 to UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Chile?

The main language spoken in Chile is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Chile?

The currency in Chile is the Chilean Peso (CLP).

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Which plugs are used in Chile?

Chile uses electrical plug type C + L (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Chile?

They drive on the right side of the road in Chile.

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