Arriving in Chile
Chile is the longest and thinnest country in the world, and it runs from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. As well as sharing borders with Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia, Chile also has territories in Polynesia and Antarctica, making it a tri-continental nation.
Chile is a well-connected country. Most international airlines operate regular flights to the country, through the international airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL) located in the capital, Santiago de Chile.
Requirements for entering Chile
All visitors must hold a Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
Citizens from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Peru may enter Chile with their identity card, as tourists, for a stay of up to 90 days
Citizens from Latin America, United States, Canada, and the European Union do not require a visa to visit Chile as a tourist for a stay of up to 90 days. However, some nationalities do require a visa to enter Chile. Please verify your situation when planning your trip.
Australian citizens who wish to enter Chile for tourism purposes, or transit between 8 to 72 hours, must apply for a single or multiple tourist visa. Visas must be lodged through the SAC CIUDADANOS portal only.
Some nationalities are required to pay for a Reciprocity Fee upon arrival in Santiago’s International Airport. This information is subject to variation. Please check this information with your travel agent when booking your trip to Chile.
COVID-19: Protected Borders Plan
Please review the Protected Borders Plan implemented by the Chilean government and find out about the requirements to enter Chile complying with COVID-19 regulations.
Arriving in Viña del Mar
The city of Viña del Mar, in central Chile, is located 120 Km northwest of the capital city of Chile, Santiago. It is a well-known tourist destination, famous for its beaches, for its neighboring world heritage city of Valparaiso and abundant parks. Unique characteristics of the city include the clock made with flowers, the Wulff Castle, the Quinta Vergara Park and Reñaca beach, among others. The city lies west of the coastal cordillera in which wineries thrive among the valleys, together with other productive activities, including gold and base metal mining.
Traveling from Santiago to Viña del Mar is easy and safe. It is a 60-minute drive from Santiago’s International Airport and a 90-minute ride from downtown Santiago, along the 68 Highway.