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Time zones and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

Clock changes and GMT/UTC offsets

There are three time zones in Chile: continental Chile, Easter Island and Magallanes Region.

Santiago de Chile Time


Chile Standard Time (CLT) = GMT/UTC-4 and Chile Summer Time (CLST) = GMT/UTC-3                                                                                                                                                                            

Easter Island Time

2019 clock changes: DST ended on 6 April and will start again on 8 September.

Chile reintroduced Daylight Saving Time in 2016. Clocks change only in two time zones: continental Chile (the offset or time difference goes from GMT-3 to GMT-4) and on Easter Island and Salas y Gomez Island (from GMT-5 to GMT-6).

There is no clock change announced for the third time zone which was set up in 2017 and covers the Magallanes Region.

Back to DST timeline

The move back to DST was announced in May 2016, when the government decided that Standard Time would revert to GMT-4, and Daylight Saving Time would start on 14 August 2016.

One year earlier, in 2015, the government had introduced a permanent DST offset, which meant GMT-3 throughout the year on continental Chile and GMT-5 on Easter Island.

Previously, the DST rule in Chile was from mid-October (First Sunday on or after 9 October) until mid-March (First Sunday on or after 9 March).

Read more about the history of clock changes in Chile in this Wikipedia article .

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