Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days. Australian citizens must pay a US$117 'reciprocity fee' when arriving by air.
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Visitors can come to Chile by air, overland or on cruises. International flights and buses to neighboring countries and beyond are plentiful. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
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Traveling Chile from head to tail is easy, with a constant procession of flights and buses connecting cities up and down the country. What is less convenient is the service east to west, and south of Puerto Montt, where the country turns into a labyrinth of fjords, glaciers and mountains. However, routes are improving. Drivers are generally courteous and orderly. Toll highways are common.
Air A worthwhile time saver for long distances, with economical regional deals sold in-country.
Bus The best way to get around Chile: frequent, comfortable and reasonably priced, with service to towns throughout the country. Less useful for parks access.
Car Renting your own wheels can help to better explore remote regions like Patagonia.
Train Limited. A few lines can be useful for travelers in Central Chile.
Chile is a top family destination where bringing children offers up some distinct advantages. Little ones are welcomed and treasured, and empathy for parents is usually keen. Even strangers will offer help, and hotels and services tend to accommodate. There...
It's increasingly difficult to obtain residence and work permits for Chile. Consequently, many foreigners do not bother to do so, but the most reputable employers will insist on the proper visa. If you need one, go to the Departamento de...