About Chile

Chile is a country located in extreme southwestern coast of South America.  It was founded on September 18, 1810.

History [Founded on September 18, 1810] • Capital [Santiago] • Government [Santiago] • Currency [Chilean peso (CLP)] • Language [Spanish (official)] • Religion [Roman Catholic, Protestant] • Electricity [220V, 50Hz (type C & L plugs)] • Time Zone [UTC-4 (UTC-3 in summer) Easter Island: UTC-6 (UTC-5 in summer) ] • Country Code [+56] • Internet TLD [.cl] • Emergencies [Dial 133 for Police, 131 for Ambulance, 132 for Firefighters.]


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Safety Guide

Emergency number

Dail 999

Keep yourself insured

  1. Ensure you buy travel insurance before you come as admitting to local hospitals for tourists will be expensive.

Keep yourself safe

  1. Do not walk alone late at night.
  2. Avoid unlit areas.
  3. Do not leave your drink unattended.
  4. Do not carry a lot of valuables and cash.
  5. Avoid cash counting in public.
  6. Do not accept offer of rides from stranger.

Keep belongings safe

  1. Ensure your cars and accommodation are locked when leaving for other destinations.
  2. Do not leave your wallets, mobile phones, bags, backpacks,  or cameras unattended in public places.
  3. Report lost or stolen possessions to local police stations. Get a report from them if you are claiming travel insurance.

Keeping safe with alcohol

  1. If you drink alcohol in designated ban area could lead to fine or being arrested.
  2. You can be fined for drinking alcohol on public transport, including taxis.
  3. If you drink, take cab back to your accommodation. Best if your friend can accompany.

Keeping your credit cards and identity safe

  1. Do not show your credit card number and PIN that will let people capture with a camera.
  2. Do not bring too many credit cards.
  3. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.