Chile is a safe country, there are high security levels and there are no big problems in that area (drug cartels, kidnapping, terrorism attacks). You should, however, know that there are places around Santiago that have safety problems, especially in the outside of the city.
The main problem is pick-pocketing, so you should be careful with your purse and bags when you go to shopping malls, walk downtown, visit open places or ride in public transportation.
- Wild Areas
- There are no great issues when it comes to safety while camping. You should know the place you are camping in, just in case, be comfortable with the paths and surroundings. If you get lost, find the closest Police Station (Carabineros de Chile) or call de Cuerpo de Socorro Andino if you're in the mountain.
- Hotels Safe-deposit box
- Most hotels in the country offer safety deposit boxes, for documents, jewelery and other valuable items.
- If you have been rob
- You need to go to the closer Police station (Carabineros), and fill up a form after showing your ID. If you lost your immigration documents, you have to go to your Embassy.
- In case of emergency
- If you have an emergency, please call toll-free:
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- Andes Help Corp (136)
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