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by papageno
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)
Replies: 99
Views: 3569

Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)

Hi everyone: Please don't jump all over me for asking questions that you think are obvious. We were in Chile last time in 2018. Didn't apply for residency at the time and want to come back now and stay 6 months in Chile and 6 months in Argentina. Is this still possible on tourist visas? We don't ha...
by papageno
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Copper up, USD down.
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Copper up, USD down.

the chilean central bank is buying dollars, https://www.emol.com/noticias/Economia/2021/01/13/1009251/Dolar-programa-compra-divisar-BC.html Admin what should that tell us if the central bank is buying USD? A minute ago, the dollar was back up to 742. Quite a move in the last few days. Perhaps dolla...
by papageno
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Best Travel Health Insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Best Travel Health Insurance?

Well I have no idea if it's the best, but I used a company called GeoBlue. They have several plans available, an app, and you can get a letter for Chile with verification of Covid coverage. One thing to verify is whether they'll "pay on behalf " directly to the provider, or indemnify (reimburse you...
by papageno
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)
Replies: 99
Views: 3569

Re: Mandatory quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)

I'm a U.S. citizen. I've flown to Santiago about 20 times and am usually asked about the purpose and length of stay at the Border Control kiosk. I don't want to lie and say I am staying a month so it will seem more likely I intend to quarantine...if the Border Control folks can access my return fli...
by papageno
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Copper up, USD down.
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Copper up, USD down.

The Dollar has taken a very steep downturn starting the end of Nov and is still in a current freefall. I attribute it to the price of copper, since the Chinese it seem to be on buying spree again and to the current turmoil with U.S. politics. Any other causes? , Uh, yeah, the US Congress spending n...
by papageno
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)
Replies: 99
Views: 3569

Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Not sure if this is the right thread, but here goes: I haven't ventured outside my city of residence since this started last March, so I got behind on what one needs to travel. Is "Comisaria Virtual" (website operated by Carabineros) where we register for permisos to travel? And is it possible to r...
by papageno
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)
Replies: 99
Views: 3569

Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Not sure if this is the right thread, but here goes: I haven't ventured outside my city of residence since this started last March, so I got behind on what one needs to travel. Is "Comisaria Virtual" (website operated by Carabineros) where we register for permisos to travel? And is it possible to r...
by papageno
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Growing loss of services / access from some US banks
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Growing loss of services / access from some US banks

Look into Bank of America or US Bank as alternatives
by papageno
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarantine requirements for all travelers to Chile (UPDATE 2, Jan 7th)
Replies: 99
Views: 3569

Re: New mandatory quartine requirements for all travelers (developing)

Not sure if this is the right thread, but here goes: I haven't ventured outside my city of residence since this started last March, so I got behind on what one needs to travel. Is "Comisaria Virtual" (website operated by Carabineros) where we register for permisos to travel? And is it possible to re...
by papageno
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

Used my chipped car today < NO EMAIL > Jumbo & 2 other stores today, no problems (other than having to repeat "credito"...)
by papageno
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

Found something interesting. So, these are Transbank machines. Not webpay. In all the years I have been in Chile, never once has a foreign debit/credit card worked as "debito" for me, only as "credito" Until now. Credito no longer works as an option, but Debito does. How they worked this, who knows...
by papageno
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Just an info point, these are the chip cards where all you do is insert in the slot at the bottom of the machine?
The newest card readers allow you to just hold the (chipped)card above the screen, physical contact isn't required.