Chile: Santiago Airport and National Parks Reopen after Earthquake

Chile: Santiago Airport and National Parks Reopen after Earthquake

April 2, 2010

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 Valparaíso and Araucanía 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 Peñuelas (Valparaíso region), Los Queules, Federico Albert and Los Bellotos del Melado (all situated in the Maule region), Río Clarillo (Metropolitan region)

Partially re-opened: National park La Campana, Nature park Laguna El Peral (both situated in the Valparaíso region), Nature reserve Río de Los Cipreses (O’Higgins region), Nature reserve Altos de Lircay (Maule region).

All other protected areas within the region between Valparaíso and Araucanía will remain closed until further notice.

Winter Sports

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.

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Carpool April 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Great info! Thanks for sharing!

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