December 5, 2019

FAQs about Chile’s tourism status

FAQs about Chile’s tourism status
Visitors coming to Chile are highly recommend to get well informed due to the current situation in the country.

What is the situation in Chile’s tourist destinations and attractions? 

Tourism activities are functioning throughout the country. In the capital, Santiago, tourists are advised to keep well informed since demonstrations still persist and, at certain times of the day, tend to affect the city’s normal routine, particularly in the historic center.  

Other major cities, such as Concepción, Valparaíso, Coquimbo and Antofagasta, which continue to be the scene of demonstrations and where the normal operation of downtown areas has been affected, are offering alternative tourist activities in nearby destinations.

Most of the country's tourist attractions are operating and offering options for the different experiences sought by visitors from other countries.  

What is the situation regarding air and road travel? 

Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport is operating normally as regards the scheduling of flights by airlines. In addition, transfers and taxis to the airport are functioning normally and this is also the case of bus terminals.

 In regions, airports and bus terminals are operational.

Are restaurants and hotels open? 

Tourist accommodation services are operating in Santiago, apart from a few exceptional cases, mostly in the downtown area, which are closed.  In the downtown area, shops are operating partially, with special opening hours, but, in other areas of Santiago, shopping centers are open.  

In Santiago, both bus services and most of the stations of the Metro subway are operational.  

In regions, shops and public transport are also gradually resuming normal operation.