Logistics Arrangement

The Third WCO Global Origin Conference will be held on 8-9 November 2023, in Santiago, Chile.
All activities will take place at the InterContinental Hotel event centre. Check out more details in the “Venue and Accommodation” section in this web site.


Being located in the central part of the country and having two mountain ranges, the Chilean capital has a temperate, almost Mediterranean climate. The temperature in the area can be very variable during the day, ranging from 8°C (minimum) to 23° (maximum), although it can increase even more during the month of November.

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Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available during the main sessions of the programme.


Internet access via Wi-Fi network will be available to participants at the Conference venue.


Participants are advised to wear semi-formal and comfortable clothing, given that in November, Chile will be in spring, and as the day progresses there may be hot moments during the day.


The electrical power is 220V with a frequency of 50 Hz. The types of plugs used are type C / L.

(Type L: valid for plugs C) and (Type C: valid for plugs E and F)



The organisers of the 3rd Global Origin Conference will provide the following food for all delegates at the InterContinental Hotel:

  • Tuesday 7 November: welcome cocktail.
  • Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November: coffee breaks (am and pm) and lunches 

(times and details will be communicated in due course).

On the other hand, with regard to places to dine, there are a variety of dining and entertainment options in the vicinity of the hotel.


The currency of Chile is the Chilean peso. Internationally recognised foreign currencies can be exchanged at commercial banks and currency exchange agencies. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 hours.

The current exchange rate of the Chilean currency is approximately 808 Chilean pesos to one US dollar (average year 2023 until 24 May); The exchange rate varies daily.

Get information about payment methods and the exchange rate to the local currency at https://www.bcentral.cl/inicio , where you will find a currency converter. It is also recommended to exchange money in authorised agencies or banks, never on the streets.


The event will be held at the InterContinental hotel in Santiago, located at Av. Vitacura 2885, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana. For more information on space use and reservations, please visit the Venue and Accommodation section of this site. 

The following hotels are located at a distance of 1 kilometre or less from the InterContinental Hotel:

It is recommended to book accommodation as early as possible in order to ensure availability and the best price.

For information about accommodation options, please visit:  https://serviciosturisticos.sernatur.cl/ 


Documents and presentations will be available on the website after the end of the 3rd Global Origin Conference.


It is the responsibility of each delegate to arrange their own transportation from Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago to the accomodation place. Notwithstanding, before leaving the Airport, there will be a duly indicated meeting point where bilingual Customs personnel will deliver guidance related with transportation options. On the following web pages you may find information on oficial taxis and transfers offered by Santiago International Airport:





To enter Chile, attendees must present only their identification document, either identity card or passport.    

Depending on the country of origin, a Visa will also be required (check here the countries that require Visa). If you are a citizen of South America, the European Union, the United States, Canada or Australia, you do not need a tourist Visa

The processing of the Visa ("Transitional Stay Permit" - former tourist Visa) is done through the electronic platform SAC Ciudadano (https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/) by completing the form and uploading the following required documentation to the system:

  • Valid passport with a minimum of 06 months-validity
  • Hotel reservation
  • Invitation Letter, which will be provided by the National Customs Service of Chile
  • Financial solvency (last three pay slips and/or bank statements)
  • Colour photograph with white background, passport size (5x5 cm), full face

Note: The Consul is empowered to request additional documents and a personal interview with the interested party, requesting that he/she presents all original documentation. The submission of the documents does not oblige the consular authority to grant the entry permit to Chile.

If the application is approved, the Consulate will send you instructions for the payment of the permit, giving you 30 days to make it. Subsequently, a payment receipt will be sent.  

The electronic Visa will be sent from the Mission's official e-mail to the personal e-mail address provided by the user. From that moment on, the user has 90 days to travel or enter the country. It is the obligation of the user to print the Permit and carry it with his/her passport when entering the country.

For information about the cost of the Visa can check out the following link:  https://serviciosconsulares.cl/tramites/cuadro-de-visas-y-aranceles-de-chile

More information on the Visa can be found at  Permiso de permanencia transitoria - Servicios Consulares. In case of doubts, please contact the corresponding Chilean Consulate at the following link: https://www.serviciosconsulares.cl/tramites/site/edic/base/port/consulados.html.

In the case of Visas for diplomatic or official passports, please check the previous link.

Remember that if you are bringing animal or plant products into Chile, you must declare them to the Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG).

It should be noted that, by law, it is not possible to stay in the country or change immigration status after the event. Likewise, no assistance will be provided for the issuance of intermediate Visas required for stopovers in other countries during the arrival and departure process.

For further information about visa, please direct your queries to the following email conferenciaorigen@aduana.cl