Surface: 756 096 km²
Capital: Santiago
Population: 17.40263 million inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Status: Exercise Vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, March, November and December are the best months to travel to Chile. In these months the temperatures are more pleasant. In addition, you Avoids the months with the most rain and snowfall.


Spanish is the official language in Chile. In addition, on a small scale German, Croatian, English, Mapudungun and Rapa Nui spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months on departure from Chile.
A visa is not required. Upon arrival in Chile you get a so-called “Tarjeta de Turismo” which is valid for 90 days. This must be returned upon departure.


Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Chile, it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations .

Money and Money
In Chile is paid with the Chilean peso (CLP).

Traffic and route
In Chile you must drive on the right side of the road.

In Chile, in some cases an adapter is needed.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Chile can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Chile can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in .cl from Chile.
Official websites of Chile: and .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Chile.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Chile.

An overview of all the holidays in Chile, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Chile can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Chile can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.