, like international credit cards
are widely accepted in stores in the main cities and in the main
tourism destinations in the country. In the more remote towns it
is difficult to cash travelers' checks.
Foreigners are recommended to issue their checks
in U.S. dollars.
Using credit cards
is easy in Chile's
main cities and tourism centers. Stores and business establishments
will accept Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express cards,
among others, without any kind of problem. The transaction does
not suffer a surcharge and you receive a convenient exchange rate.
acceptance is considerably reduced in small
towns and communities, for which reason when visiting these it is
recommended you take with you cash in local currency: the Chilean
peso. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises.
If you lose your credit card
, you should dial the
American Express: 800-201022
MasterCard: (600)686-0888 / (56-02)631-7003