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Peru-Chile Border Crossings

Many plant and animal ítems cannot be taken into Chile from neighboring countries. You will have to fill out a customs declaration form. If you are not certain whether an item will be allowed, be sure to mark the appropriate box. Pack any questionable items in easy reach in your bag. Fines are issued not for having some thing, but for not declaring it. Prohibited items will be confiscated and destroyed.


To enter Chile by land (bus or train), most countries do not need a visa, including the US. If arriving by air, a visa may be necessary (US citizens $100). As requirements may change, check with the nearest Chilean consulate. Ninety days are normally given by Chile and Peru. Chilean time is one hour ahead of Peruvian time April-October and two hours ahead October-April.


One land crossing exists south of Tacna, at Santa Rosa, Peru / Chacalluta, Chile, which may be crossed in bus or train.

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18 Mar 2012

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