FORMALTIES ON ENTERING CHILE
To enter Chile, all passengers must pass through the international police check and present their identification documents (either an Identification Card or passport) and the visa stamp (depending on the country where you are coming from)
When entering Chile the international police give tourists a Tourist card (Tarjeta de Tourismo), a non-transferable and personal document, which lasts for 90 days and can be extended for a further 90 days. Tourists must hand in the tourist card when they leave the country. The extension of this card can be requested in Regional Intendancies, in the Foreign Office.
All passengers with Passports from Australia, Canada, United States and Mexico must pay a reciprocIty tax before going through International Police..
· Australia USD 61
· Canada USD132
· United States USD 131
· Mexico USD 23
Enquires by telephone (+56 2) 6901063
On entering the country, you must declare the following:
- Milk, butter, cream and cheese.
- Fruit, vegetables and fresh vegetables.
- Meat of any kind, cured meats, sausages.
- Seeds, grains, nuts and fruit dried or dehydrated.
- Fruit, ornamental, and forestry plants or parts of them.
- Wood and bark.
- Insects, snails and others. Bacteria and fungus for scientific investigation.
- Animal semen, biological products and veterinarian medicines.
- Small animals and pets (dogs, cats, others). Birds
- Live species, products or sub-products of these, made from wild fauna
It is important to bear in mind:
To make a sworn statement that is untrue is a crime and is punishable by law, with a minor prison sentence of a minimum of 61 days to a maximum of 3 years; declining to fill out the form will be penalized with a fine.
No vaccinations are required to enter Chile; there is no risk of disease such as Malaria or hepatitis.
Water is drinkable but you should accustom yourself to it gradually, it is recommended to drink mineral water which is available in commercial establishments.