Airport Santiago de Chile
Since March 28th the main terminal of the airport in Santiago de Chile is fully operational. Shops and restaurants have also re-opened their businesses. For the timebeing, only passengers and authorized personnel are allowed to enter the building while some repairs, particularly the full replacement of passenger bridges, are finalized.
National Parks and Nature Reserves Being Re-opened
Last week CONAF (Chilean National Authority for Forestry) started re-opening the national parks and nature reserves. As a precaution, all parks in the region between ValparaÃso and AraucanÃa had been closed after the earthquake in order to avoid any accidents caused by landslides or damage to the infrastructure.
The following parks will be re-opened completely:
National Parks: Villarrica and Huerquehue
Nature Reserves: Lago PeÃ±uelas (ValparaÃso region), Los Queules, Federico Albert and Los Bellotos del Melado (all situated in the Maule region), RÃo Clarillo (Metropolitan region)
Partially re-opened: National park La Campana, Nature park Laguna El Peral (both situated in the ValparaÃso region), Nature reserve RÃo de Los Cipreses (Oâ€™Higgins region), Nature reserve Altos de Lircay (Maule region).
All other protected areas within the region between ValparaÃso and AraucanÃa will remain closed until further notice.
The winter season is approaching in Chile and ski resorts in Portillo, Valle Nevado, Colorado, La Parva, Farellones and Nevados de Chillan are anticipated to open and operate normally.