Chile Travel Advice

By | August 18, 2021

General travel information for Chile

Continent: South America

Geographical location: Southern South America, located in the southern hemisphere

Highest elevation: Ojos del Salado (6893 m above sea level)

Longest river: Río Loa (443 km)

Form of government: Republic System of

Government: Presidential democracy

Languages: Spanish

Neighboring countries: Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina

Capital: Santiago de Chile

Area: Approx. 756,100 km²

Residents: Approx. 17,574,000 people (2017)

Population density: 23 people per km²

Religions: About 67% supporters of Catholic, 16% of Protestant Christianity

Currency: Chilean peso (CLP); 1 euro is about 931 CLP. Travel

Climate: In the north a dry desert climate, in the plateaus of the Andes temperate, in the central part of the country Meditteran and in the south cool and humid ocean climate

Time zone: UTC − 4

Area code: +56

Country code: CL, CHL, 152

electricity: In Chile, the type C and L sockets are used. The mains voltage is 220 V with a 50 Hz change interval. A travel plug adapter is an advantage.

Travel climate in Chile

The summers and winters in the north of Chile are relatively mild with temperatures around 15-25 ° C with only slight seasonal changes. Rain is not a problem for travel here, as northern Chile is one of the driest regions in the world (despite heavy clouds from April to December). Central Chile has much more pronounced seasonal changes with average daily maximum temperatures of 29 ° C from December to February and around 14 ° C in June.

Climate table min temp in ° C max temp in ° C Humidity in% Rainy days
January 12 29 54 0
February 11 29 59 0
March 9 27 59 1
April 7 23 68 1
May 5 18 75 5
June 3 14 79 6
July 3 15 76 6
August 4 17 75 5
September 6 19 72 3
October 7 22 66 3
November 9 26 57 1
December 11 28 54 0

Chile Travel Advice

Cities and regions in Chile

The 5 biggest cities in Chile

City Residents
Santiago de Chile 4,434,900
Puente Alto 515,400
Vina del Mar 307,400
Antofagasta 306,700
Valparaiso 278.00

Holidays in Chile

Holiday Date
New Year Jan. 1
Good Friday March / April
Labor Day 1st of May
Navy Day May 21
Corpus Christi In June
Saint Peter and Paul In June
Assumption Day In August
National Unity Day Sept 9
Independence day Sept. 18
Armed Forces Day 19 Sept
Columbus day Oct 12
All Saints Day Nov 1
Immaculate conception Nov 8
Christmas 25 Dec

Medical information for Chile

For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Chile and therefore refer to the information provided by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health

Travel advice for Chile

You can obtain current travel and safety advice, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal law advice and recommendations for your stay in Chile from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mission abroad in Chile

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Santiago de Chile

Las Hualtatas 5677, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile P.O.

Box: Casilla 220, Correo 30

Telephone: +56 2 24 63 25 00

Fax: +56 2 24 63 25 25

Website: http: // www.

Contact to the Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Berlin

Mohrenstrasse 42, 10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 726 203 5

Fax: +49 30 726 20 36 03


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