Easter Island Essentials

A list of essential information about Easter Island, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.

Language: Spanish, Rapa Nui
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP) – check latest exchange rates on xe.com
Visas: Free / 90-day issued at border with proof of onward travel for UK, US, AUS visitors and others; see visa requirements for more details
Time zone: GMT -5 (BST -6)
Dialling code: 56
Emergency codes: Police 133, Medical 131
Capital city: Hanga Roa (Santiago, Chile)
Population: 6,148
Tipping: Not expected
Electricity: 220V/50hz. Chile and Easter Island use two different AC power plugs and sockets. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.

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Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.


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