Foreign travel advice

Chile

Summary

Protests by local fishermen have made travel in and around Chiloe in the Lakes Region difficult, including cutting off the island of Chiloe. We advise British nationals planning to travel to the area to check with local authorities and media for the latest advice, and plan accordingly.

If you are a British national in Chiloe and you urgently need help from the British embassy, please contact +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.