Summary

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

Due to the eruption of Calbuco volcano on 22 April, the Chilean government has ordered a preventive evacuation of 20km in diameter from the crater of Calbuco volcano in the XIV Region. British nationals in the area should follow advice from the National Emergency Agency ONEMI and the National Mining and Geology Service of Chile.

International and national flights are operating as normal, however we encourage British nationals travelling around or to this area to check the status of their flights with the 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

Border crossing Cardenal Samore is open and they are allowing lightweight vehicles and buses to transit through. Check the Chilean Ministry of Public Works website 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.