Foreign travel advice



We are aware of a large tremor 6.1 Richter scale that has affected the north of Chile, specifically the II Region de Antofagasta and III Region of Atacama. For further information and for what local authorities are saying please visit the Emergency Response Office

If you are a British National near the area and need Consular Assistance, please contact 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.