The U.S. State Department issued a Level 2 travel advisory (exercise increased caution) for Chile due to civil unrest on Monday, citing “large-scale demonstrations in Santiago and other major cities” that have prompted the Chilean government to declare a state of emergency.
“Demonstrations can take place with little or no notice. You should observe a curfew where it is in place, remain vigilant, monitor local media for updates and avoid protests and demonstrations,” the State Department said. “Domestic and international flights may be delayed or canceled. You should contact your airline prior to travel.”
Chile’s National Tourism Board has confirmed that most of the country’s most-visited tourist attractions continue to operate normally and also issued recommendations for visitors.
“Most of the touristic activities throughout the country continue to operate normally, especially the most visited destinations such as San Pedro de Atacama, Elqui Valley, Rapa Nui, Juan Fernández Island, the Chilean Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, among others,” the board stated on Monday.