Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – COVID-19 Update (05/19/2020)

Health Alert

U.S Embassy, Santiago, Chile

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago

Location: Chile 

Event: New date for weekly STEP messages – Wednesdays

***Beginning May 20, the Embassy will be sending STEP messages each Wednesday, or more often if there is significant information to share.***

As of May 19, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 49,579 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 on May 13 and remain in effect:

·         Total quarantine for Gran Santiago (includes all comunas in the Santiago Province, as well as the comunas of Puente Alto, San Bernardo, Padre Hurtado, Buin, Lampa, and Colina)

·         Total quarantine for the comunas of Iquique and Alto Hospicio

·         A sanitary barrier around the city of San Antonio

·         The mandatory self-quarantine of all citizens age 75 and older

·         The lifting of quaratines for the comunas of Angol and Victoria

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

As of May 1, LATAM has resumed commercial flights between Santiago and the U.S. As commercial flight options and availability may change with little notice, the U.S. Embassy continues to encourage all citizens who are not prepared to remain in Chile for an indefinite period of time to take advantage of commercial flights to the U.S. while they are available. The Department of State is not currently organizing an evacuation of American citizens from Chile. Please note that evacuation flights are not free of charge. Learn more about evacuation flights here.

The U.S. Embassy in Santiago has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

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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