Chile visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Chilean Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans visiting Chile can stay for a period of 90 days without a visa.
  • South Africans travelling for a vacation or as tourists to Chile can stay 90 days without a visa but a visa will be required if the intended stay exceeds 90 days. 
  • South Africans visiting Chile must have a passport valid for six months with two blank pages. 
  • South Africans visiting Chile must take precaution against Dengue fever (this is a mosquito-borne disease found in tropical and sub-tropical areas). 
  • South Africans visiting Chile for academic program exceeding 90 days are required to obtain a student visa before arriving in Chile. 
  • South African under the age of 18 visiting Chile must have an authorization letter signed by both parents. 
  • South Africans visiting Chile must present a document showing proof of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, typhoid vaccinations.
  • Chile has the world's largest swimming pool with a length of 1,000 yards, an area of 20 Acres, depth of 115 feet. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Santiago, Chile from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Chile.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Santiago is 16 hours, 45 minutes, 21 hours, 20 minutes from Cape Town and 19 hours, 20 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • Because it is quite difficult to get Chilean Peso in most foreign banks, it is best to try to exchange currencies in Chile. Visitors should be mindful of pop-up or street money changers and to seek out exchanges offices they are sure are legal and safe.
  • ATMs are available in most parts of Chile, and it is one of the best ways to obtain the local currency. Because credit and debit cards are not accepted everywhere in Chile, it is best to carry sufficient cash around, especially when moving around the more rural parts of the country.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 763.36 CLP, 1 USD= 682.69 CLP, and 1 ZAR= 49.04 CLP.
  • Chile has a variety of climates: desert but mild in the north, Mediterranean in the centre, oceanic in the south, and cold in the Andes
  • Chile’s numerous natural endowments offer visitors and tourists the choice of recreational and exciting activities while there.
  • Chile uses the Chile Standard Time (GMT-4) and the Easter Island time ( GMT-4) which makes South Africa up to eight hours ahead of Chile.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Chile are of type C and L. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • 68% of Chileans are Christians, 54% are estimated to be Roman Catholics, 14% to be Protestants and 7% belonging to any other religion.
  • Getting around in Chile is possible with taxis, buses, trains and hitchhiking, all under $3 USD (CH$ 1,500) depending on the destination.
  • Spanish is Chile’s official language, but English is also widely spoken. Picking up a few basic Spanish phrases would make relating with locals seamless.
  • Chile is homogeneous in its interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Chile??
  • The best time to visit Chile is November to early March in their summer season. 

What is the language spoken in Chile??
  • The official language spoken in Chile is Spanish. 

What are the religion in Chile??
  • Roman catholic is the religion practiced in Chile.