Before You Go
Theoretically, Chile has no vaccination requirements, but if you are coming from a tropical country where yellow fever is endemic, authorities could ask for a certificate.
Traveling without adequate medical insurance is risky. Before leaving your home country, obtain insurance that includes evacuation in case of serious emergency.
Foreign health insurance may not be accepted, so you may be required to pay out of your own pocket for later reimbursement. Often, however, private medical providers accept international credit cards in return for services.
Numerous carriers provide medical and evacuation coverage; an extensive list, including Internet links, is available at the U.S. State Department’s website (www.travel.state.gov/travel/tips/health/health_1185.html).
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition