Chile Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Chile are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Chile .

U.S. Embassy in Chile 
Av. Andrés Bello 2800
Las Condes
Santiago, Chile
Phone: (56-2) 2330-3000
Outside of Chile: +562 2330-3716


Chile, with a very long north-south orientation down the Pacific Coast of South America, and the presence of the towering Andes Mountains, offers a wide range of climates. In the north, the Atacama Desert dominates the landscape, and conditions are hot and very dry. The central region of Chile is characterized by a Mediterranean Climate. Summers are warm and dry with an average temperature of 64° F, while the winter is much wetter and mild with temperatures averaging 52° F. As you travel further south in Chile, temperatures become colder and rainfall becomes much more abundant with some areas receiving up to 200 inches annually.

Calling Internationally:

To call Chile from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Chile’s country code, 56; and then the one or two digit area code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Chile is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Chile with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Chile generally accept a Type C, two round-pin unearthed plug or a Type L plug - two round pins with one round grounding pin in between. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

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