Taxes and fares
Citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, Albania and Mexico to enter the country must pay in cash a "Tax Reciprocity", valid until the passport change. This tax applies to those countries that claim to the Chileans for the processing of the show.
The Airport Usage Fees, which apply depending on the distance and destination (domestic or
international) of the transfer of passenger, are as follows (aproximate):
||Under 270 km
|More of 270 km
||Under 500 km
|More of 500 km
The Santiago International Airport "Com. Arturo Merino Benitez", and the following
airports: Arica (Chacalluta), Antofagasta (Cerro Moreno), Iquique
(Cavancha), Puerto Montt (Tepual), Punta Arenas (Pdte. Ibañez)
and Temuco (Manquehue) provide the following services: international
police, immigration, customs and other basic facilities such as
restaurants, bathrooms, gift shops, newspaper and magazine stands,
and waiting areas.
To get more information about airports and aerodromes in Chile please visit the web
site of the Aeronautic
Civil Bureau of Chile.
Arrivals and Departures of Domestic and International
To get more information about arrivals and departures of domestic
and international flights please click on the links below.
International and National airports provide shuttles which can
transfer you to hotels and other locations within the city. In
the Santiago International airport there are several private transportation
companies that offer this service. Information is available at
the information desk in the airport or you can check out our section
on Ground Transportation.
Foreign travelers must pass through customs inspection when entering
the country. If you are carrying only personal items you shouldn't
have any problems, as long as you do not possess:
- Fruits, seeds, vegetables or non-processed animal products.
- Firearms, ammunition or explosives.
- Illegal drugs.
For more information about import/export legislation and taxes,
please visit the Customs