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by lost gringo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2196
Views: 113458

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

There is this website https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php which uses data from Timatic, the agency the airlines use to determine passenger eligibility for international travel. For Chile they say: As of 31.07.2020, 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 15 August 2020. - This does not a...
by lost gringo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: How to send money from Chile to Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: How to send money from Chile to Germany

I've used Transferwise for a couple of years also without any problems. What's good about them is they give you live exchange rates and send the money in the recipient's local currency so you know the exact amounts you are sending and receiving. They do make some of that up in fees but for me it is ...
by lost gringo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: PAY YOUR CAR TAX NOW, or your insurance is void, THE GOVERNMENT SCREWED-UP!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2917

Re: PAY YOUR CAR TAX NOW, or your insurance is void, THE GOVERNMENT SCREWED-UP!!!!!

Anyone know if they' have or will suspend driver's license renewals? got one coming up soon.
by lost gringo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2196
Views: 113458

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

The Naviera Austral office workers in Chaiten say that ferries to Chiloe are suspended because the island is now under quarantine. the ferries are stopped for sure but have to trust what they say about the quarantine is true.
by lost gringo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2196
Views: 113458

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

There's always a silver lining: my wife went to Registro Civil today to get her new cédula and there were only 2 people in front of her on the queue. When I last went there to do the same, there were 70+. oh, a that is because among other things, all ID in the country that are expiring have been ex...
by lost gringo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: International Pet Travel Within Mercosur
Replies: 4
Views: 5565

Re: International Pet Travel Within Mercosur

I’ve taken my dog to Argentina a number of times, not sure about other countries. The last time was probably 5 years ago so the tramite may have changed. First your dog needs to be current in vaccinations with paperwork showing dates and type of immunizations. Second you need a health certificate si...
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 22210

Re: Pesos and Protests

And Transferwise is almost the lowest of the bunch < NO EMAIL > 805. Should have paid my rent yesterday... Before all the manifestations and "peaceful" protests, Transferwise used XE.com for rates. Transferwise is currently using Reuters UK for their exchange rate source as it now says on their web...
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 22210

Re: Pesos and Protests

851 XE.com on the their app now. While their website says 847
WTF
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 22210

Re: Pesos and Protests

Here we go again this morning with dollar exchange rates all over the place. 825 Rueters UK 839 XE.com 823 OANDA 820 Transferwise Afex in Puerto Varas 795 I had to change some dollars to pesos to pay my two workers, so last night around midnight got 829 with Transferwise. Appears a lot of money bein...
by lost gringo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

Yes, a Happy Thanksgiving to all...... but, according to the anti everything people, The latest joy killing decree to be issued from the environmental overlords is that Thanksgiving is canceled because your family meal is killing the planet. “According to research done by Carnegie Mellon University,...
by lost gringo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 22210

Re: Pesos and Protests

My guess is that it appears the Central Bank de Chile sold some usd to bring the rate down below 800. Their previous goal was 750 which didn't last long so I suspect we'll see it bounce around 790-810 depending on much longer the protests go on or how much worse the violence and looting gets or if i...
by lost gringo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 22210

Re: Pesos and Protests

XE.com $1 usd = 820 clp
Rueters UK $1 usd = 792 clp
Oanda $1 usd = 799 clp
Transferwise $1 usd = 792 clp

So Transferwise is going with the lowest quoted rate. I'm going to check at a casa de cambio and see what they're offering.