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1. Posted by ToniL (Budding Member 52 posts) 7y

Does anybody know if it is possible to withdraw in $ US from an ATM in Chile ? The original card is denominated in pounds sterling.

2. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 7y

My experience of three years ago is that ATMs dispense Chilean currency. I imagine that's regardless of what currency your account is in (USD, pounds, rubels). That said, I never needed anything but Chilean currency EXCEPT for a tour of the Salar de Uyuni, they requested USD cash or pay a slightly higer "rate" when using local currency. I think this is because we started in Chile and immediately went into Bolivia, and it was easier for them to convert USD across the border.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 7y

Hey Tonil,

In most ATMs in major South American cities and towns, you have the option of withdrawing local currency or US dollars.

Evelyn