Chile Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import for:
passengers over 18 years of age:
1. 400 cigarettes and 500 grams of pipe tobacco and 50 large cigars or 50 small cigars (tiparillos);
2. a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
3. 2 1/2 liters of alcoholic beverages;
passengers over 14 years of age:
4. gifts up to a value of USD 300,- or equivalent.

Additional Information on regulations::

Edible products of animal origin, flowers, fruits and vegetables are only permitted with a certificate ("Fitosanitario") issued by the Department of Agriculture in the country of origin. It is not allowed to carry those products as handbaggage at Santiago airport if being in transit.

All transit passengers at Santiago airport are subject to customs security checks.

Crew members customs regulations::

Same regulations as for passengers apply.

Pets::

Cats and Dogs must be accompanied by:
1. results of clinical examination by a veterinarian within 10 days prior to boarding, proving that there were no clinical signs of infectious or parasitic diseases; and
2.proof of deworming treatments which took place at most 30 days prior to embarkation. It must mention dosage, date of application and date when ant-parasitic become active; and
3. original zoo-sanitary certificate, issued at time of shipment by official authorities of country of origin, certifying full compliance with sanitary requirements. It must be valid for at most 10 days and must be in official language of country of origin and in Spanish. Pets originating from an EU Member State must have a pet passport or zoo-sanitary certificate; and
4. proof of rabies vaccination applied at least 30 days and at most 12 months prior to embarkation, OR proof of a valuation analysis of neutralizing antibodies against rabies virus, completed at least 3 months and at most 24 months prior to shipment; in the case of adult animals.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Chile and must be labelled accordingly.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Chile, if it is labeled to that destination.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Chilean Peso-CLP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Chilean Peso-CLP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared.




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