Is it safe to travel around Chile and its cities?

Monday, July 27, 2009  

Chile is one of the safest countries in Latin America.  However, it is important to take certain precautions in some of the outlying neighborhoods of Santiago and some of the other larger cities, particularly in the evening.  In restaurants, bus terminals, and airports it is best to keep a close watch on bags, luggage, backpacks, and purses at all times.  It is also recommended to take a photocopy of your passport so that you can leave the original in a safe place.