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 17, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 220,628 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 17:
· Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, June 26
· Extension of quarantines for the following additional comunas until Friday, June 26 :
o Iquique (I Region)
o Alto Hospicio (I Region)
o Pozo Almonte (I Region)
o Valparaíso (V Region)
o Viña del Mar (V Region)
o San José de Maipo (RM)
o Peñaflor (RM)
o Melipilla (RM)
o Curacaví (RM)
o Tiltil (RM)
· A quarantine for the following comunas, beginning at 10:00 pm Friday, June 19:
o San Felipe (V Region)
o Los Andes (V Region)
o Rancagua (VI Region)
o Machalí (VI Region)
o Curicó (VII Region)
· A reduction in the number of permits allowed per person to leave their residence during quarantine, from 5/week to 2/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.
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.
Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile
Phone number: +56 2 2330 3000
Email address: SantiagoUSA@state.gov
Embassy website: https://cl.usembassy.gov/
State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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