Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (10/29/2020)

Health Alert

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 October 29, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 507,050 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 October 29:

  • The establishment of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Saturday, October 31 at 5:00 am): 
    • Isla de Maipo (RM)
    • La Unión (XIV Region)
    • Lago Ranco (XIV Region)
    • Temuco (IX Region)
    • Vilcún (IX Region)
    • Freire (IX Region)
    • Padre Las Casas (IX Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, November 2 at 5:00 am):
    • Renaico (IX Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition)  to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, November 2 at 5:00 am):
    • Independencia (RM)
    • Rancagua (VI Region)
    • Graneros (VI Region)
    • Machalí (VI Region)
    • Longaví (VII Region)
    • Molina (VII Region)
    • Lonquimay (IX Region)
    • Paillaco (XIV Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This includes the reopening (with limited capacity) of theaters, cinemas, and indoor seating at restaurants (begins Monday, November 2 at 5:00 am):
    • IV Region de Coquimbo (all comunas)
    • Ñuñoa (RM)
    • Melipilla (X Region)
  • The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the reimposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Saturday, October 31 at 5:00 am):
    • San Javier (VII Region)
    • Gorbea (IX Region)
    • Pitrufquén (IX Region)
    • Queilén (X Region)
    • Quemchi (X Region)
    • Dalcahue (X Region)
    • Castro (X Region)
    • Quellón (X Region)
    • Ancud (X Region)

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).

LATAM and American Airlines are currently operating commercial flights between Santiago and the U.S. Contact your airline for any questions regarding rescheduled or cancelled flights. 

 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

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