When you’re travelling to Chile, you can expect a range of road closures to be in place, including the infamous ‘bullet’ road closures.
The road closures in Chile are due to the severe weather and the severe drought affecting the country, which is currently the third most affected country in the world after the US and the Philippines.
Here’s the latest road closures, and the advice on how to travel.
Chile is a major travel destination for the island nation.
The US has already suspended its flights into Chile due to a lack of rainfall.
Chiles capital Santiago is already experiencing some of the worst flooding in the country.
“We are looking at a lot of heavy rains and severe droughts that are taking place in the region, and those are very serious, very severe, very dangerous conditions,” Chief Executive of the Chilean Chamber of Commerce Andres Manuel Lopez told reporters in Santiago.
“So I don’t want to overstate it.
We have seen a lot in the last three weeks.”
The National Emergency and Disaster Management Agency has said there will be some road closures along the southern border of the country until next Wednesday.
Chicharon and neighbouring Peru have also announced road closures as a result of the severe rainfall.
“There will be road closures,” President Enrique Pena Nieto told reporters.
“It’s important to take these measures to protect the safety of our citizens, the people of Chile.”
The state of emergency is expected to last for about two months.
Chinas foreign ministry has also warned of a “high risk of mass casualties”.
“We cannot tolerate this kind of crisis,” Foreign Minister Carlos Dominguez said.
“In our opinion, we are in a position where we have to impose a temporary state of humanitarian intervention.”
“We do not want to lose hope.
We want to protect life and to protect our country.”