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The only official border to/from Perú is '''''Paso Chacalluta''''' where [[User:MOAH|Mind of a Hitchhiker]] hitchhiked over the border from [[Tacna]] in Perú (complejo fronteriza Santa Rosa) to [[Arica]] (complejo fronteriza de Chacalluta) in Chile in 2016 and in the other direction in February 2017. People get a little nervous around this border so it might be hard to convince people to take you all the way through customs, which is mandatory with the form that says the number of people in the vehicle which they need to show at both sides and needs to be stamped everywhere. Your driver will need your name, document number and a few other details like whether you're married or not. After getting your entrance stamp to Chile, the Chilean side requires you to fill in a form declaring you don't carry seeds and other plant products or have more than one laptop, two phones and some other random rules applying to your luggage. Only your luggage goes through the x-ray machine and your body doesn't go through a metal detector, so what's in your pockets probably remains your own business. Occasionally they have dogs here. Upon leaving Chile for Perú your luggage might be checked too but there's not information on how to pass in the opposite direction. At the Peruvian side all people get out of the car to pass through immigration without their luggage.You'll get to fill in a form of which you get a stamped piece of paper which you need to carry around until you leave Perú. The Peruvian side should be relatively easy to get through. The distance between both offices is less than one km if you do everything by foot. After passing both borders with your driver you can find another ride or just carry on with your driver as everybody drives through the big cities of Tacna and Arica either way.
In February 2017 [[User:MOAH|Mind of a Hitchhiker]] crossed this border on foot. The Chilean side asked 1000 CLP (about €1.40) for some forms, which was strange as the year before , crossing the border was for free. Both borders were hugely understaffed as it was the summer holidays. Bring a hat and enough water. Everywhere they kept asking for vehicle information and everywhere that answer was met with "on foot" ("a pie" in Spanish) and being sent to the "taxi" line. With so many people crossing the border people, it took more than three hours to complete the process to enter Perú. After the final vehicle check outside the border area, the Peruvian officer from that checkpoint tried to talk her out of hitchhiking to [[Arequipa]] and the dude kept stopping taxis to Tacna for her even after repeatedly saying no thanks. She had to leave the excellent shoulder there to walk 200 meters not to be bothered anymore. There she stopped a car and wizarded herself to Arequipa like she fucking said she would.
'''''Tripartito Triple Frontier''''' mentioned before under border crossings with [[Bolivia]] is the northernmost point of Chile and a triple border between Chile, Perú and Bolivia. There's no town on the Chilean side, just the A93 road and a marker at the triple border. The town in Perú is called Tripartito and the town in Bolivia is called Ladislao Cabrera in La Paz Department. It doesn't look like there's any customs here to get any entry/exit stamps, so maybe stick to the border mentioned previously if you want to get to Perú. The Chilean region is called Region XV Arica y Parinacota. Let us know what is up with this place and how hitchhiking is here.

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