Summary

Chilean emergency services are currently responding to several natural disasters across the country.

Due to the eruption of Calbuco volcano on 30 April, the Chilean government has ordered a preventive evacuation of 20km in diameter from the crater of Calbuco volcano in the XIV Region. If you’re in the area, you should follow advice from the the National Emergency Agency ONEMI and the National Mining and Geology Service of Chile.

Osorno Airport, Balmaceda is currently closed as a preventive measure. All other national and international flights are operating as normal. If you’re travelling in this area, check the status of your flight with your airline. To find out information about borders please visit the Chilean government website.

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

Check the Chilean Ministry of Public Works website for the latest information on border crossings.

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.