U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago

Location: Chile

Event: Changes in Quarantine Measures Announced

The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. On April 1, the government of Chile announced the following measures designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. All changes are effective beginning Monday, April 5:

  • The tightening of Chile’s borders through the month of April. Chilean citizens and residents will be allowed to enter Chile, but will not be allowed to depart Chile unless they have exceptional circumstances- they must request a permit via Comisaría Virtual. Non-resident foreigners will not be allowed to enter Chile, but will be allowed to depart.
  • The nightly curfew in Chile will begin at 9:00 p.m.
  • Movement restrictions: Individuals in Comunas that are in Paso 1 or 2 will be allowed two permits (permiso de desplazamiento) a week, but only one can be used on the weekends or holidays. Individuals are allowed outside for exercise without a permit from 6:00 am to 9:00 am, seven days a week.

For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.

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