Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (01/07/2021)

U.S Embassy, Santiago, Chile

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago

Location: Chile

Event: Changes in Quarantine Measures Announced

***The Embassy will send STEP messages whenever there are changes to quarantine measures announced by the Chilean government***

As of January 7, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 629,176 cases of COVID-19 in Chile.

The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government:

  • The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 4 (Initial Opening) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the closure of cinemas and theaters, as well as indoor dining at restaurants (begins Saturday, January 9 at 5:00 am):
    • Copiapo (Region de Atacama)
    • Tierra Amarilla (Region de Atacama)
    • Los Vilos (Region de Coquimbo)
    • La Serena (Region de Coquimbo)
    • Coquimbo (Region de Coquimbo)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition) to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on weekends and holidays (begins Monday, January 11 at 5:00 am):
    • Ovalle (Region do Coquimbo)
    • Mariquina (Region de los Rios)


For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19. This webpage is updated regularly.

For more information on the Chilean government’s “Paso a Paso” program, and what is permitted during each phase, please visit this website (Spanish only).

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Phone number:  +56 2 2330 3000

Email address:

Embassy website:

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Country Specific Information for Chile

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