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Practical information

Here you can find useful tips to visit our country regarding the type of connection for electrical appliances, weather and suggested clothing, exchange rate, among others of interest.

COVID-19

We would like to remind you that the COVID-19 protocols are being constantly updated at the meeting website.
It is crucial that you validate your vaccines in order to get our mobility pass, which is an essential digital document that enables you to participate at the social eventsduring the Meeting.
You can find in our site a short video that explains how to make this procedure (100% Online):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5HSGvQwUrM.

VISAS

If you would like to get information about the consular process or the countries that need a visa to enter Chile, please visit the official site:

https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/Solicitudes/visa.aspx

AT THE AIRPORT

Arrivals Formalities

1. Reciprocity Tax
Incoming passengers who hold an Australian passport should pay a Reciprocity Tax before going through the International Police security checkpoint, and then continue to Immigration Control

2. International Police
Passengers must submit their travel documents, i.e. passport or identity card, and the duly stamped visa as necessary, at International Police every time they fly into the country
International tourists are required to fill out a Tourist Card and hand in a copy of this document when leaving the country. Foreign residents in Chile must hand in a copy of this document upon their return (Chilean nationals are not required to fill out a Tourist Card when traveling)

2. Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) Affidavit
Every person over 18 years of age who enters Chile through Santiago Airport (SCL), must fill out the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) Affidavit and indicate whether he or she is carrying vegetable and/or animal products in order to avoid the entry of pests and diseases that could harm agriculture
To avoid physical contact, the SAG has provided a Digital Affidavit available to passengers at sagingresoachile.cl or by a QR code available at the airport.
Schedule your entry to Chile: declare before starting your trip or when entering the country through your mobile device

For more information visit:

https://www.nuevopudahuel.cl/node/78?language=en 
https://www.nuevopudahuel.cl/atairport?language=en

TRANSFERS

For airport-hotel-airport transfers please use the official services with a counter inside the airport which you can be familiar with in the airport's site (PLEASE DONOT USE UNOFFICIAL TAXIS).
https://www.nuevopudahuel.cl/official-transportation?language=en

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

For getting around the city we recommend to use APPs like Uber and Cabify. The underground will be very close to the venue hotel. In order to take it, you must buy a card (CLP 1.550) and each trip costs around CLP 700. You can get the card at any Metro Station.

EXANGE RATE

Our currency is the Chilean Peso (CLP) approximately 1 USD = 900 CLP. You can easily find ATMs and you can pay by card almost everywhere.
Money exchange offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Banks are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

ELECTRONIC CONECTIONS

The voltage in Chile is 220V. Sockets require plugs with three round pins in a line (with the middle one being an earth) and two-pronged European style plugs can also be used. We recommend that you pack a universal travel adapter that will llow you to use a hairdryer, electric shaver, charge a mobile phone or other electrical items. You will also need a voltage converter if you're using appliances
from the US.

ACTIVITIES AROUND SANTIAGO 
 
Visiting a vineyard and wine tasting
Visiting vineyards and tasting some Chilean wine is a must if you are around!
https://turistik.com/producto/vinas-concha-y-toro-santa-rita-ruta-del-vino/
 
Full day visiting Viña del Mar and Valparaíso
120 km away from Santiago, by the coast are located two of the most famous and important cities in Chile: Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. You can explore the main spots of both cities in a day.
https://www.turistik.com/productos/valparaiso-vina-del-mar/
 
Museums
Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
Is a Chilean museum dedicated to commemorate the victims of human rights
violations during the civic-military regime led by Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990.
https://web.museodelamemoria.cl/english-version/#
 
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.
The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is an art museum dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Central and South America. The museum is located in the city center of Santiago.
http://www.precolombino.cl/en/

LOCAL TOURISM

If you would like to get more touristic information or domestic flights, you can contact our Cocha Travel Agent, Claudia Fossa, who will help us during this event: cfossa@cocha.com

WEATHER

If you would like to get to know the weather in Santiago, visit the following site:
https://weather.com/es-CL/tiempo/hoy/l/CIXX0020:1:CI