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Santiago & Covid-19 Updates for visitors

(November 11th, 2020) A reopening of the Chilean border for tourists with some restrictions has just been announced.) What do we know now? As you might know most of the information on the situation in Chile and also in Santiago is in Spanish so you might wanna know what’s going on at the moment. What...

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Chilean Border Reopening Plan in English

This is a guide based on the original text of the Chilean Border Reopening Protocol available from gob.cl (it might change in the future). It’s not a full translation, just what we need to know: Border Reopening Plan This reopening plan is aimed at foreign nationals with no resident status in Chile and it started...

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Updated: Chilean border will reopen for tourists in November 23rd 2020! (SCL)

(The date has been confirmed. Tourists entering Santiago through the airport will be allowed starting November 23rd) The border reopening is imminent. La Tercera just reported that a new decree will be issued by the end of November. The reopening will be gradual so only SCL airport will be allowed as an entry point at...

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Trekking in Santiago

Concrete jungle? Despite being a big city, Santiago is a great city to experience nature with a nice weather and close to the mountains. This is just a summary of natural parks and hiking trails to trek for you to research more in the specifics because there’s so much information that they are worth an...

Is this neighborhood safe?: Where to stay in Santiago

Yeah, this is a question asked a lot in forums but first of all I have to clarify one thing: Travel To Santiago is a blog written by a local with knowledge on the things tourists look for when they visit a new place because I travel too. So don’t expect “objective advice”, instead what...

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Places To Work For Free or Very Cheap in Santiago

I remember having read this question on Reddit a couple of times before but maybe if you’re a digital nomad or just wanna read a book or study there are some places you can go and spend no money. Corfo Library CORFO is the government’s entrepreneurship office and in their HQ in Santiago they have...

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What’s A Chilean Colectivo?

I know this is a bit confusing but have you ever wonder why are there taxis with names on top in some streets? I noticed that not many articles are written about them and let alone in English. Even worse, most articles pointing at this “colectivo” topic refer to the Argentinian meaning of the word...

Exploring Lastarria neighborhood

Every local and its dog will tell you that there’s awesome nightlife and great food in Bellavista. However, you could be missing a hidden gem in Santiago Downtown and although many local tours do include the area, you might miss it out if you were not told as this is a tiny place. Located between...

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How to use public transportation in Santiago (Transantiago)

We just learned how to get from the airport to the city. Now, we are in Santiago but… how do we move around? Back in the day, Santiago just had buses with different routes that crossed the city from end to end and you needed to know your destination or maybe take two or three...

Getting Out Of The Airport

The only airport of Santiago is Pudahuel, also known as Arturo Merino Benítez (AMB) or SCL (IATA abbreviation). The airport is under a series of expansion works but it’s still easy to get around. The “low cost” trend which arrived rather late to South America caused several airports to build more gates or new runways....