Frequent questions

Is any vaccine necessary?

Chile does not require any type of special vaccination to enter.

Can you drink water from the tap?

The water is potable and completely safe to be ingested. But it is recommended to people whose organisms are more susceptible to changes, ingest bottled water.

What is the official currency?

The official currency is the Chilean peso. US dollars are also accepted.

We accept credit cards?

The commonly accepted cards are Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club.

Are there ATMs?

On the Island operate 2 ATMs (Banco Estado and Banco Santander). ATMs accept cards from local banks as well as Cirrus cards. The maximum amount you can turn is $ 200,000 pesos per day.

How much is the tip?

In Chile the tip is not included in the accounts of bars and / or restaurants. The usual amount of tip in these places is 10-15% of the total consumption and is suggested in the account.

What is the time zone?

The time zone is UTC-6; UTC-5 in summer. They should be considered 2 hours less than in continental Chile.

Which is the language?

The official language of Chile is Spanish and the native language of the Island is Rapa Nui. In the establishments and tourist areas English is widely accepted, French is also accepted.

What essential items should I bring?

Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, swimsuits, comfortable shoes, hiking shoes, insect repellent, and a camera with lots of space.

What clothes to consider?

Pareos and swimsuits can be worn during the day in summer seasons, while shirts and shorts provide more comfort in expeditions. During the April-October season it is advisable to wear warmer clothing, mainly windbreaks and rainwear. The island has a very changeable climate so it never hurts to take a swimsuit and something for the rain.

What is voltage?

The electrical voltage is 220 volts, 50 cycles (220V 50Hz). Therefore, those devices designed for 110V must use a transformer. Travel devices and laptops usually bring a self-powered transformer (110V-240V) that adapts to Chilean electricity.