A large earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on 1 April. Tsunami warnings were issued and later lifted. A further earthquake occurred on 2 April. Strong tremors and aftershocks continue to take place.
The British Embassy is in contact with the national emergency services in Chile. You should monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities. If you need consular assistance, contact the British Embassy in Santiago. See Natural disasters
Border crossings are sometimes closed due to the weather or earthquakes. Check the website of the Chilean Ministry of Public Works for the latest information.
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Most visits to Chile are trouble-free. See Crime
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.