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If you're travelling to Chile soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Chilean Pesos. Our free comparison service compares the best Chilean Peso rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 19 suppliers selling Chilean Pesos in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 716.775 to 752.056.
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The official Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice for Chile says "You are advised to leave your passport, tourist card (given upon entry into Chile), most bank cards and larger amounts of money in a safe place and to carry a photocopy of the details page of your passport with you at all times." It is also worth taking a photo of key documents on your smartphone as a back up of last resort. Having said that Chile is generally a safe place to visit and that should not put you off visiting.
Street crime and theft are common throughout Chile, particularly around well-known tourist areas such as bus stations and areas of Santiago frequented by foreigners like Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia. You should pay particular care to your belongings in popular foreign cafes and restaurants where there has been an increase in bag theft.
Chilean Pesos are widely traded by all the major banks and larger bureau de change but very few places will buy them back. Because of this you should be careful how how much currency you take with you unless you intend to visit Chile frequently. In general you should budget between $25 CLP to $60 CLP per day. The average British traveller takes just £400 ($300,822.40CLP, as of Monday 24th of October 2016) based upon data from 1st of July to 30th of September 2016, worth of Chilean Pesos with them when visting Chile.
It is possible to change US Dollars for Chilean Pesos at many locations but you may be charged an additional fee of up to 6% to cover their charges so you may be better off checking for the best exchange rates before you leave and estimating your budget beforehand. Many charities and appeals will accept Chilean Pesos as a donation at your high street branch if you find yourself stuck with left over currency when you return or you could check out currency buy back section to see if we can find a buyer for you.
If you hold a British passport you do not need a visa to visit Chile for up to 90 days. If you wish to stay longer than 90 days you must consult the Chilean Embassy or the Chilean Immigration Department to apply for an extension.
When you enter Chile you will be issued with a Tourist Card "Tarjeta de Turismo" that you must keep and present back to immigration officials when you leave the country.
Over the past week the Chilean Peso has dropped by 2.23% from last Tuesday's rate of 769.178 to today's rate of 752.056 which means £750 will buy you $12,841.50 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 769.178 on Tuesday and the worst rate is 752.056 recorded today.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Chilean Peso rate drop by 8.72% from 823.886 on 27th July 2016 to 752.056 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you $53,872.50 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 844.948 on 1st September 2016 and a low rate of 752.056 recorded today.
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Posted by Matthew Weston on 21st October 2016
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