Message for U.S. Citizens


U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile
Message for U.S. Citizens
April 09, 2018

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling and residing in Chile that LATAM Airlines cabin crew will go on strike on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The duration of the strike is unknown. At the moment we are aware that only domestic flights and some regional routes will be affected. Long-range international flights should remain unaffected.

It is recommended that you check with LATAM Airlines in advance if you have domestic (connections included) or regional flights:

• The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Chile enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
• Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Chile. For additional information, please refer to our “Traveler’s Checklist” page.
Contact the U.S.Embassy in Chile for up-to-date security information. The U.S. Embassy in Santiago is located at Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes, Santiago and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (telephone number: +56 22 330 3716). If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +56 22 330 3000.

• You may also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).