Take care of your health during the Copa América by following these tips

What to do in case of an animal bite? What food is recommended? Check out these and other answers.


General recommendations

  • Reduce the risk of catching sexually transmitted diseases (such as hepatitis B, HIV and other STD) by using a condom in ALL sexual relations.
  • If bitten by an animal, wash the wound thoroughly with plenty of water and soap and go to a doctor immediately.
  • If you have any of the following symptoms: fever, diarrhea or skin rashes, go see a doctor and inform her about your itinerary and what activities you have been doing.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water after visiting the bathroom and before preparing food.
  • Do not consume unpasteurized milk, unbottled drinks, raw or unwashed food and always peel fruit and vegetables.
  • Always cook shellfish and fish.
  • Do not eat food purchased from informal street stalls.
  • Eat canned meats and fruits with a health control label and sold in recognized stores.
  • Do not drink melted ice water from an unknown source.


Despite the fact that Chile does not require any vaccinations as a requirement for entering the country, it is recommended to have your anti-measles vaccine up-to-date or to get it at least 2 weeks before traveling. Also, during this particular period there is always an increase in influenza. Ask your doctor whether you should vaccinate yourself against this or any other illness before traveling.

Source: Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health)