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To enter Chile you need a valid passport and tourist visa.   Note:  legal requirements can sometimes be complex in Chile, particularly for non-Spanish speakers. Whenever you fill out any form in Chile, make sure you get a copy of what you have completed. In every case, be sure to take all legally-issued documents with you when applying for visas, permits or other official certificates.

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Local currency is the Chilean Peso. As of this writing, the exchange was about 451 pesos per 1USD.

A 10 percent tip is required at restaurants.

Businesses typically open at 8am. Shops close at noon until 3 or 4pm, then reopen until 8 or 9pm. Banks are open only in the mornings.

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There is only one time zone in Chile.

Spanish is the national language.

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