Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest.
Country Summary: Large-scale demonstrations periodically occur in Santiago and other cities in Chile. Demonstrations can take place with little or no notice, and often result in disruptions to transportation, including service on public buses and the Santiago Metro.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Chile.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Chile has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Chile:
- Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions and obey all curfews.
- Find a safe location, and shelter in place if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media and local transportations sites (buses, Metro, and airport) for updates and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the U.S. Embassy and Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Chile.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.