When does Chile go?
Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has signed into law a bill that could make it easier for tourists to travel to the country, and has already sparked outrage from opposition politicians.
Bachelet signed the bill into law Wednesday, the first in a series of major moves by her administration to boost tourism.
The bill, which allows visitors to travel and stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days, comes amid a wave of protests against President Michelle Cordero’s policies, which include curbing the number of tourists and imposing restrictions on social media.
The law was originally introduced last year, but the opposition had said it should have been pushed through last year.
The new law will allow visitors to stay in Chile for up to 90 days.
The measure was also signed by President Michelle Llamas, who will be inaugurated on Friday.
Llamas is expected to spend the next three weeks in a vacation palace in the coastal resort city of Campeche, the capital of the South American nation.
The government will also announce a list of businesses that will be exempt from the tourism restrictions, the Associated Press reported.