Foreign travel advice



The Chilean public sector has called a 72 hour strike from 26 October 2016. This may affect border crossings to neighbouring countries, cause delays at airports and in shipments and cargo. If you intend to travel by land to a neighbouring country you should contact your travel company or tour operator.

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.