The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted. For up to date information and advice, visit the website of the Chilean Ministry of Interior and Public Security and follow the instructions of local response teams if you’re in the area.

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.