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by DLPurser
Mon May 03, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile
Replies: 91
Views: 6587

Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

I second EEUU - I have made between 10-25 orders from Amazon during the last 2-3 years. Never lost a shipment. Had a product that wasn't what was advertised once, but Amazon promptly returned the money, even without me having to return the product. All delivered by DHL (and have not had the issue E...
by DLPurser
Mon May 03, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile
Replies: 91
Views: 6587

Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

I've been looking thru some of the older posts regarding Amazon in Chile. I was trying to get a sense of how likely it is I would receive an order. Seems like it could be a hit or miss proposition. I was hoping to give it a try, but I never know if I'll even receive the electric bill let alone anyth...
by DLPurser
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 4007
Views: 282645

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

As a foreigner currently in Chile on a tourist visa, I was quite surprised that I was able to get vaccinated today. My wife's sister was going to get vaccinated at a clinic opened in a local school. My wife asked if I wanted the vaccine and I went along. There was no cost and they used my US passpo...
by DLPurser
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 4007
Views: 282645

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

As a foreigner currently in Chile on a tourist visa, I was quite surprised that I was able to get vaccinated today. My wife's sister was going to get vaccinated at a clinic opened in a local school. My wife asked if I wanted the vaccine and I went along. There was no cost and they used my US passpor...
by DLPurser
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Chile's Believe It or Not!!
Topic: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

so a friend on the other side of frutillar called us in a panic last night, because of they seen a line of lights in the sky. kind of looked like a metor breaking up (surprisingly common sight down here). seems it was Musk's spaceX deploying starlink sats. video: https://m.cooperativa.cl/noticias/s...
by DLPurser
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Best Travel Health Insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 826

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.
by DLPurser
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Growing loss of services / access from some US banks
Replies: 22
Views: 2550

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

Since moving to Chile over 5 years ago the two US banks that I have accounts with (PNC and Wells Fargo) have been removing/blocking/limiting services that were previously available and functioning when I left the US. This includes the ability to remotely initiate fund transfers, in the last year bo...
by DLPurser
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarantine requirements for all travel to Chile
Replies: 107
Views: 11707

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

Not knowing if the passport office in Chile would even be open, my wife renewed her Chilean passport through their Consulate in Miami.
by DLPurser
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1702

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

I should clarify, “don’t work in chile” It’s weird, they just don’t work. Like the network doesn’t even try. Called banks for confirmation and they are not even receiving the requests. Not just once, this is a recurring thing. Anyone know what is happening? Used my USA Master Card at Sodimac yester...
by DLPurser
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents
Replies: 112
Views: 15118

Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

Well, I made it back to Chile. Got all my ducks in a row and left Ft Myers on the 18th. The counter staff asked only to see my negative covid test. The connection in Atlanta was a little more chaotic and I needed to produce my affidavit and proof of insurance as well. I think there was some initial ...
by DLPurser
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents
Replies: 112
Views: 15118

Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

My wife told me this morning that Santiago is being shut down again. She is wondering if she'll be able to get permission to pick me up at the airport when I arrive from the US on the 19th. She is driving from Chillan. Phase 2 to Phase 2 inter regional travel not within the few valid reasons, absol...
by DLPurser
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents
Replies: 112
Views: 15118

Re: Chilean border's to open to tourist, none-residents

My wife told me this morning that Santiago is being shut down again. She is wondering if she'll be able to get permission to pick me up at the airport when I arrive from the US on the 19th. She is driving from Chillan. Phase 2 to Phase 2 inter regional travel not within the few valid reasons, absol...