Due to the eruption of Calbuco volcano on 30 April, the Chilean government maintains an exclusion zone around the volcano in the XIV Region. If you’re in the area, you should follow advice from the National Emergency Agency ONEMI and the National Mining and Geology Service of Chile.

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.