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

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

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.

Easter Island Essentials
Easter Island Essentials


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