The conference will have as official languages both English and Spanish. All sessions will have consecutive or simultaneous translation
Citizens from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay can enter Chile with their National Identity Card. Citizens from other countries need a valid passport to enter.
About Santiago city
Santiago has more than 5 million inhabitants. It is in the central zone of the country (33ºS), in a valley next to the Andes mountain range, at about 100 km from the Pacific Ocean.
The weather in Santiago is Mediterranean, with some rain from May to August and dry the rest of the year. During summer is relatively hot and dry (maximum temperature is around 30ºC in January).
Safety Santiago is not a particularly dangerous city. It has the same safety problems any big city has. That is why we suggest you to follow the basic and common sense rules that you would use when traveling anywhere; don’t wear valuable jewelry, always keep an eye on your valuable objects; don’t walk in areas you don’t know without safety references, especially at night; only change money in authorized places (banks, official changing houses, hotels), etc.
Arriving in Santiago from another country
At the airport (Arturo Merino Benitez or more popularly known as Pudahuel), you can use baggage carts for free. It is useful to change money at the airport because people won’t normally accept dollars as payment and during the weekend the banks and official changing houses are closed.
- Transfer to the city center:
The trip from the airport to the city center takes 30 to 40 minutes.
Where to stay First
Check with the National Tourist Office (SERNATUR) at the airport. They have information about hotels and temporary places to stay, as well as a lot of other interesting tips (http://www.sernatur.cl).
There are many other Hotels and Apart Hotels in all price ranges.
To find them we suggest that you search on online booking sites such as:
Expedia, search hotels close to Manquehue Metro Station, Santiago. Please click here
Booking.com search hotels close to ManquehueMetro Station, Santiago. Please click here
Travelocity search hotels close to Manquehue Metro Station, Santiago. Please click here
You may expand your search in all these sites to include Providencia, Vitacura and Las Condes neighbourhoods where we recommend that you choose hotels close the Metro subway line.
- Local time: GMT minus 4 hours in summer, GMT minus 5 hours in winter.
- Electricity: 220[V], 50 [Hz]
- Measures: Metric system.
- Emergency phone numbers:
- Police: 133
- Ambulance: 131
- Fire fighters: 132 Chile