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You may bring into Chile up to 400 cigarettes, 500 grams of tobacco, 50 cigars, 2.5 liters of alcoholic beverages, and gifts. Prohibited items include plants, fruits and vegetables, seeds, meat, and honey. Spot checks take place at airports and border crossings. It's always better to declare all animal and vegetable products you are carrying, rather than risk being fined.
Visitors, although seldom questioned, are prohibited from leaving with handicrafts and souvenirs worth more than $500. You are generally prohibited from taking antiques out of the country without special permission.
Chilean Embassy (1732 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20036. 202/785–1746. chileabroad.gov.cl/estados-unidos.)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (www.cbp.gov.)