Bad weather has affected the country in regions II to XIV of Chile. The most affected areas are regions II to IV and particularly the city of Tocopilla.

The National Emergency Agency (ONEMI) has declared a ‘State of Emergency’ for the region II of Antofagasta.

British Nationals travelling to the affected areas including San Pedro de Atacama are advised to check the National Emergency Agency (ONEMI) website for further updates.

If you’re a British national and you need consular assistance, call the British Embassy on +56-2-23704100

Around 80,000 British nationals visit Chile each year. Most visits to Chile are trouble-free. Opportunistic street crime can be a problem in towns and cities, and in areas popular with tourists.

Take care of your personal belongings at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Carry a photocopy of your passport and keep the original document in a safe place. See Crime

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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.