Fast Facts: Easter Island

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?

U.S. citizens must have a passport, which should contain at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible.

Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel. Airlines and cruises may deny boarding and your tour may be disrupted if your visa is not in order.

For U.S. citizens booked on a tour or package with Scheduled Dates, we will send you complete visa instructions and application forms after you book.

If you hold a passport from another country, or are not booked on a tour with Scheduled Dates, you are responsible for obtaining your own visa and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

What is the weather like on Easter Island?

The climate of Easter Island is subtropical maritime. The lowest temperatures occur in July and August and the highest in February. Winters are relatively mild. The rainiest month is April, though the island experiences year-round rainfall. Easter Island's isolated location exposes it to winds which help to keep the temperature fairly cool. Occasionally, heavy rainfall and rainstorms strike the island. These occur mostly in the winter months (June‚ÄďAugust).

Check out the current weather conditions on Easter Island.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements to enter Chile, including no risk of malaria. Ask your doctor about possible vaccinations for typhoid and hepatitis.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

The official currency used on Easter Island is the Chilean peso, however, transactions can be performed in U.S. dollars. Please review the current exchange rate for the Chilean peso.

There are at least 4 ATMs available on the island.

What are the best items to shop for on Easter Island?

Easter Island is known for its wood crafts such as carved moai kavakava and rongorongo tablets.

What are the voltage requirements?

220 volts. Plugs C & L. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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