As of 23 November 2020, Chile has reopened its borders to the entry of non-Chile nationals at the Santiago International Airport. Entry restrictions, including information on mandatory quarantine specifications can be found on https://chile.gob.cl/chile/en/ingreso-a-chile-desde-el-exterior. As entry and immigration requirements may change at short notice, we advise you to visit the Chilean Ministry of Health’s website (www.minsal.cl and www.minsal.cl/nuevo-coronavirus-2019-ncov/) for the most updated information and to contact your travel agency, or the Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Singapore (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 62238577) to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.
Singaporeans can visit Chile for up to 30 days without a visa.
Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing jewellery. If robbed, it is safer to hand over your cash and valuables without resistance.
There is close to zero tolerance for drink driving in Chile, with its strict 0.03% blood alcohol limit. It is also illegal to smoke while driving. Always keep your driver’s licence, passport and rental documents with you.
Drug offences carry heavy penalties. Pack your own luggage and do not accept ‘gifts’ from strangers or new acquaintances.
Offering bribes to the police is a very serious offence in Chile.
It is illegal to start an open fire outside of authorised campsites.
Prior to your travel, consult your doctor for travel health advice regarding vaccinations required or recommended and purchase comprehensive travel insurance.
Large forest fires can occur, particularly in the summer months. In the event of a fire, comply with the instructions of local authorities.
Earthquakes and volcanic activity may occur in Chile. Monitor the local news and follow the advice of the local authorities.
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to register your travel itinerary abroad on the MFA eRegister system. you may login to our eRegister portal via your SingPass account and submit a registration. The information you provide us will allow us to contact you in order to make sure that you are safe and, if need be, assist you should an emergency (e.g., natural disasters. civil unrest, etc) occur.
Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 14 October 2021]
Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.
Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.
When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.
For those planning to travel, here are some tips:
Advisory: Email Scams
There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.
MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously. Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance. If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request. It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport nos., address, telephone number, etc. Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails. Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately. Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.