Like most countries around the world, there is an element of criminality within Chile. Criminal activity is most common in urban areas, especially in Santiago, Valparaiso, and Antofagasta. Non-violent crime through pickpocketing is considered the main threat to foreign visitors. Opportunists typically target those who are unaware of their surroundings and have valuables such as wallets, smartphones and other electronic devices on display. Most crime involving foreign nationals occurs in areas where tourists generally frequent, for example, shopping centers, public transportation networks and areas near hotels.
Protests frequently occur in Chile but rarely escalate into violence; however, demonstrations involving student groups can include some level of confrontation with security forces. Most demonstrations are related to labor disputes, economic policies, student concerns, or social issues. Most vulnerable areas for protests to evolve, include Santiago and Valparaiso which consequently can have the potential to disrupt travel plans.
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ETS provides security airport transfers to facilitate safe and secure movement from the airport to your hotel and vice versa. We have a range of vehicle options, all with security drivers, and our Executive Protection officers can ensure a secure meet and greet service and escort into your hotel on arrival.
ETS is the trusted provider of Secure transportation to a range of multi-national companies, VIPs, NGOs, and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) traveling in the region. Over the past seven years, we have provided security solutions for our clients through a range of services. This includes the coordination, development, and logistical planning of numerous VIP travel itineraries, multiple secure airport transfers for business and executive travelers, including optional services for meetings and corporate events, Special Event Security, and Crisis Risk Management.
In 2015 ETS were providing Executive Protection and special event security to over 40 VIPs when an 8.3 (Richter) earthquake shook Santiago and required extensive crisis risk management and security reaction. We also have facilitated emergency response, residential security, and relocation for clients during the 2019 protests and civil disturbance in Santiago.
ETS Risk Management provides secure transportation, Executive Protection, and Special Event Security Management to a range of Fortune 10,50, 100, and 500 companies traveling to Santiago and throughout Chile. Our local and experienced team of security specialists have been working with ETS for over seven years. All our team are highly trained, licensed, and focused on ensuring clients’ safety and security is maintained at all times.
The vast majority of our work is through the facilitation of secure transportation of business and executive travelers in Santiago. We also assist with the movement of valuable assets over ground and project management of complex operations and crisis risk management.
ETS has a full range of non-armored vehicles and low profile armored vehicles to suit our clients’ requirements. Our secure transportation network consists of English speaking security drivers, well-maintained vehicles, and local experienced protectors to support even the most complex of travel itineraries.