London, 22 October 2019 11.00 a.m. BST
Chile Travel Advice
A State of Emergency was declared in the Chilean capital Santiago on 18 October and has since been extended to Valparaiso, Concepcion, La Serena, Coquimbo and Rancagua. Curfews are in place (starting times vary from 6pm to 9pm and last until 6am) and the land border with Mendoza, Argentina has been closed temporarily but is expected to reopen at some point today. This follows widespread civil unrest in Chile against rising costs and was sparked by price rises in fares on the Santiago metro.
Some domestic and international flights have been affected and further disruption is expected over the next few days which may affect ground arrangements for travellers. The Foreign Office advises that if you need to travel from the capital out to Santiago airport during the hours of curfew, you should have your boarding pass to hand to be able to show to the authorities to ensure safe passage to the airport. If you are arriving at Santiago airport during curfew the airport authorities will give you a “salvoconducto” (safe conduct pass) to be able to leave the airport. Airline crews should show their official credentials to be able to travel to and from the airport during curfew.
Travellers are advised to observe any curfews, remain vigilant, monitor local media for updates and avoid all protests and demonstrations.
The safety of our passengers is our highest priority. Revealed Travel is monitoring the situation and is liaising with our ground agents and passengers to ensure they are safe while we seek to put alternative arrangements in place.