It is customary leave a 10% on bills in restaurants/ cafes. It is also customary for employees to ask whether you would like to add a 10% tip to your bill.
Amex, Visa and MasterCard are accepted in 90% of restaurants, gas stations, supermarkets and small shops. Nevertheless it is best not to depend on credit cards.
The importation of fruit, dairy and organic products is strictly controlled at international borders. Check on www.aduana.cl for allowances.
How to wear?
You will be probably visiting many regions of our country, so bringing different cloth layers is the best advice (water proof jackets, fleece, lightweight pants, among others.) The clothing style is pretty casual, even in five stars hotels in Chile.
Nationals of EU, US, Canada and Australia do not need a visa to visit Chile. Please check with the Chilean Embassy at your country for updated information. Upon arrival a Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days (the Tourist Card must be surrendered upon departure!). Passports are obligatory and essential for hotel check-ins and other routine activities.
Passport holders from Australia, Canada, Mexico are required to pay a Reciprocity Fee: currently USD 160. This fee is valid for multiple entries until your passport expires.
We strongly recommend travelers to take Travel insurance in their home country covering health, accident and lost baggage. Be careful as some companies exclude adventure activities, such as Scuba Diving, Skiing, Rafting, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, etc.