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Summer temperatures (January, February, March) in the city of Santiago range between 20°C and 35°C. In winter (June, July, August) average temperature is 9.8°C but temperatures can reach extremes of -2°C. Temperatures in Chile are measured in degrees Celsius. 0°C equals 32°F and 100°C equals 212°F. Check weather


Citizens of the European Union, United States, Canada and Australia do not need a visa, but Americans should pay a fee of $100 (cash), Canadians of $55 and Australians one of $34 Australian dollars, while countries of the European Union and the New Zealanders should not pay any fee. Upon entering the country will receive a permit 90 days, renewable for 90 days.


The electrical voltage is 220 volts, 50 cycles (220V 50Hz), so devices that operate on 110 v. must use a transformer.


We have a large ATM coverage (known as Redbanc). Most of them use the Plus (Visa) or Cirrus (MasterCard) systems and will accept your debit card. Most also have instructions in Spanish and English. It´s very easy, at the beginning you have to pick an option titled 'foreign card' before starting the transaction and that’s it.

You'll find machines in most towns (with the exception of Chile's Pacific Islands and small highland villages) and they are often open 24 hours. They give decent exchange rates though your bank will probably charge a fee for each foreign ATM transaction.


About Internet you may find a very fast connection with many free WI-FI spots in restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and gas stations.

Measurement systems

Chile uses the metric system, where 1 meter is equivalent to 3.3 feet, 1.6 kilometers is equal to 1 mile, and 1 litre is 0.26 gallons.