Travel to Chile
All delegates travelling to Santiago to take part in the IPMEN 2012 Chile conference should make their own travel arrangements.
The details below are only advisory so please check for yourself.
1 All IPMEN 2012 conference delegates should aim to be in Santiago to register at the
conference venue by Sunday 25th November.
2. International delegates should arrive at Aeropuerto de Santiago (SCL). Details of transport to the city can be found at www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/english. A taxi to
the city (conference venue) should be about US$40 (20,000 CLP = Chilean peso).
There are also shuttle busses to the city (most drop you off at your hotel) for
around US$10 (5,000 CLP) or a little more.
3. Delegates from Australia, Canada and the USA do not
require a visa to attend the conference, but please confirm this for yourself.
4. Delegates from Australia, Canada and the USA and a
few other countries have to pay a reciprocity tax/visa fee upon entry, but only
by air. This is in response to those same countries’ visa fees for Chilean
citizens. The one-time charge is valid for 90 days for multiple entries and can
be paid in cash (US$) or credit card. When we last checked the fee for
Australians was US$95, Canadians US$132 and US$140 for USA citizens. There is
no fee to enter by land.
5. More details of Santiago are at www.wikitravel.org/en/Santiago_de_Chile.
6. At the end of the Northern Patagonian Field Session (Monday 3rd December) the
group flight from Coyhaique / Balmaceda to Santiago will arrive in Santiago in the evening (probably 4.15 pm local time but may be as late as 11.25 pm) so you should plan your return flight (from Santiago to your home) very carefully. You may need to stay in Santiago overnight (Monday 3rd December) and fly home on Tuesday 4th
December. There are a number of hotels at Santiago Airport (SCL), including
the Hotel Diego de Almagro – Aeropuerto (Pudahuel) for US$150.