Chile Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Chile, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Due to its small amount of tourists, Chile’s charm cannot be paralleled. Its diverse landscapes and pure nature provide lovely spectacles. Beauty and adventure can be found everywhere, from the Andres barrier to the Atacama desert, through central forests and vineyards, volcanic landscapes and snow-capped peaks. It is worth visiting some of the Chilean national parks, which offer hiking routes and the chance to spot wildlife. If you would like to explore more of the indigenous traditions of Chile, you should ensure to visit some rural Andean villages in the south. To complete your trip, make sure to travel to Easter Island to experience its harmonious nature and statues.

While traveling to Chile, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful landscape in Chile

Recommended travel vaccinations for Chile

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Chile

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Chile


Medical Care in Chile

Medical services in Chile correspond to European or American standards and are operated by extremely competent medical staff – many of which are French. You will find it easy to make a doctor’s appointment in the country. In Santiago, you can choose between two modern and well-equipped medical establishments: Clínica Las Condes and Clínica Alemana. However, in more remote areas of the city, it is hard to find reliable hospitals and emergency services.

Pharmacies are widespread throughout the country, and medications are easy to access.

To call an ambulance, dial 131.

Is Chile Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk present
Road safety Risk present
Landmines Risk present in remote areas
Taxis Safe; Avoid unmetered taxis
Adventure tourism Click the link below for precautions
Araucanía region Caution required
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Chile?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Chile. Your passport must be valid for the length of your stay.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Chile information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Chile (SANTIAGO)
Street Address:
Nueva Tajamar 481, Torre Norte,
12th Floor, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Tel.: 56 (2) 2652-3800
Fax: 56 (2) 2652-3916

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website