On 16th December 2017, a landslide affected Santa Lucía village, Chaiten- X Region de Los Lagos. Local authorities have implemented an evacuation plan. If you’re living or visiting the area we advise you to monitor the local news closely and follow the advice of local authorities. If you need consular assistance please phone the British Embassy +562-3704100.
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
Terrorist attacks in Chile can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
If you need to contact the emergency services, call 131 for an ambulance, 132 for the fire brigade and 133 for police.
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.