Canadian travelers should monitor local news and avoid large crowds in Chile due to demonstrations

Posted on April 25, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Warning

Travel within Chile is generally safe, however, demonstrations occur regularly in Santiago and Valparaiso, and occasionally elsewhere in the country. Canadians in or travelling to Chile should monitor local news reports and avoid large crowds and demonstrations, as some may turn violent without warning. Demarcated landmine fields are a danger in remote areas of the northern regions of Arica-Parinacota, Tarapaca and Antofagasta in the North, Valparaíso in Central Chile, and in the southern regions of Magallanes and Antártica, near the border with Argentina. Landmine fields are also found in remote sections of several popular national parks, including Lauca and Llullaillaco national parks, the Salar de Surire National Monument, and the Los Flamencos National Reserve. Visitors should check with park authorities or local authorities before entering less-travelled areas and observe all warning signs.
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