U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago
Event: Changes in Quarantine Measures Announced
***The Embassy will send STEP messages each Wednesday, or more often if there is significant information to share.***
As of June 10, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 148,493 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 June 10:
- Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, June 19
- Extension of quarantine for Iquique and Alto Hospicio until Friday, June 19
- A quarantine for the following comunas, beginning at 10:00 pm Friday, June 12:
- Viña del Mar
- San José de Maipo
- Til til
- Pozo Almonte
- Establishment of a sanitary cordon for the comunas of Pirque and Alto Bio-Bío (beginning Friday, June 12 at 10:00 pm)
For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19. This webpage is updated daily.
LATAM maintains 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. Contact LATAM for any information regarding changed or cancelled flights. 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.