Chile Travel Vaccines and Advice
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.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Chile
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Chile
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic 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|
|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|
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.
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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)
Nueva Tajamar 481, Torre Norte,
12th Floor, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Tel.: 56 (2) 2652-3800
Fax: 56 (2) 2652-3916
Email: [email protected]