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Time zones and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

Clock changes

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

                                                                                                                                                                              

Santiago Time = GMT-3

2019 clock changes: DST is due to end on 6 April.

Chile reintroduced Daylight Saving Time in 2016. Clocks change only in two time zonews: 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

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The move back to DST was announced in May 2016, when the government decided that Standard Time would be 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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