Update Regarding Travel to ESO Sites in Chile

Published: 23 Oct 2019

Recent developments in Chile have led to disruption in transportation, including flight cancellations, affecting the normal function of some Chilean cities. ESO is monitoring the situation closely and has implemented measures to continue to ensure the well-being of its staff and visitors, including visiting astronomers and instrument team members. Travel to and within Chile has been limited, and this may have an impact on some ESO operations in Vitacura and at La Silla, Paranal and APEX sites. 

Visiting astronomers and instrument team members due to observe at or visit one of the ESO sites over the next 7-10 days are being contacted by the Visiting Astronomer Travel Office or the ESO logistics team members regarding the cancellation or modification of their travel plans. For questions regarding observing runs in the next week, please e-mail the User Support Department, and instrument team members who are due to travel soon can contact Norbert Hubin.