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Chile uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type L.
The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish
Chile uses the Chilean peso (symbol: $), code CLP.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 pesos.
Automatic teller machines are common in Chile. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Chile is on average 6.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Chile is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
You can buy a SIM card for about 11,403.78 CLP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Entel, Movistar or WOM. Chile uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Chile upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Chile, dial +, then 56 (the country code for Chile), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Chile, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .
In Chile you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.
Import and export information
The export of cultural items is subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visitCustoms and the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
Tobacco:50 cigars; and
Tobacco:250 grams of tobacco.
Alcohol:Funds of more than US$10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies (including the Chilean peso) must be declared to Customs.
Currency:Funds of more than US$10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies (including the Chilean peso) must be declared to Customs.
Other items:Non-commercial goods, purchased at duty free not exceeding US$500.
Other items:Goods for personal use.
Other items:Gifts not exceeding US$300 in value for each traveller over the age of 14 years. This is an individual exemption not accruable with that of other travellers.
Asbestos in any form.
Toxic industrial waste.
Goods which are dangerous to agriculture, animals, or human health and are prohibited by decree of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, and other State agencies.
Used tyres that have been retreaded.
The import of pets is subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visit theAgricultural and Livestock Service.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit CITES.
Firearms, ammunition, explosives, and chemicals may require permission from the General Directorate of National Mobilization.
Written or audiovisual material relating to the teaching of martial arts may require permission from theGeneral Directorate of National Mobilization.
Plant products and their derivative products may require permission from theAgricultural and Livestock Service.
Animals and their derivative products may require permission from theAgricultural and Livestock Service.
Fertilisers and pesticides may require permission from theAgricultural and Livestock Service.
Food products of vegetable and animal origin may require permission from theAgricultural and Livestock Service.
Narcotics, psychotropic substances, and pharmaceuticals may require permission from the Ministry of Health.
Human remains including ash may require permission from theMinistry of Health.
The import of cultural items is subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visitCustoms and the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Chile, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
Chagas disease (American Trypanosomiasis) is spread by the faeces of insects found in Chile. For further information, please visit the CDCChagas Disease Advice.