Updated January 9th, 2020:
It is important to us that we keep our guests up-to-date with the current events in Chile. The Undersecretary of Tourism and the National Tourism Board reported that despite the situation that Chile has been going through since October 2019, touristic activities continue to operate throughout the National territory and the most popular destinations preferred by international tourists, such as Chilean Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, is operating at 100%. Peaceful gatherings and protests continue for better wages, more fair opportunities, better education, and a more dignified life. One of the best ways to fight inequality is through tourism – by staying at local hotels and hostals, eating local cuisine, and going on excursions and adventures – your visitation matters!
All airports throughout the country such as The Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago and airports in Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales are operational and flights are departing and arriving on schedule. Airport transfers, taxi services, and most metros in Santiago are functioning as normal and providers are delivering their services as usual.
Here in Patagonia in Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales – tourism services such as hotels, restaurants, excursions, and transportation remain without any delays or interruptions and the airports and bus stations are operating with normality.
We recommend that travelers monitor official updates for any changes that may affect their travel plans, always carry proper identification, and to remain in contact with us for any additional information, questions or concerns they may have. We continue to follow the current events and will offer information to our guests to be sure they are aware of the most recent details.
We recommend that guests have a travel insurance policy for any unforeseen events or changes that may affect their program or travels. Travel insurance can be purchased directly on our website through WorldNomads.
Sending the best from Chile,
Chile Nativo Staff