Time difference with Switzerland
- 4 h / - 6 h during our summer time
Country code for calling Switzerland
0 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
Passport still valid 6 months or more after the arrival, tourist card, return or onward travel ticket and sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Extension available on site.
The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Santiago (Las Condes), Américo Vespuscio Sur 100, piso 14
Tel. +56 2 928 01 00
9.00 - 14.00 h (Mon - Fri
10.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.3 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
The border areas with Peru, Bolivia and Argentina are still partially mined - even in the vicinity of tourist resorts and a few nature reserves.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/