Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (11/19/2020)

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 November 19, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 536,012 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 November 19:

  •  The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Saturday, November 21 at 5:00 am):
    • Puqueldón (Región de los Lagos)
    • Queilen (Región de los Lagos)
    • Ancud (Región de los Lagos)
    • Quemchi (Región de los Lagos)
  •   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 23 at 5:00 am):
    •  Vilcún (Región de la Araucanía)
  •  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 23 at 5:00 am):
    • Arica (Región de Arica)
    • Alto Hospicio (Región de Tarapacá)
    • San Javier (Región del Maule)
    • Frutillar (Región de los Lagos)
    • Fresia (Región de los Lagos
  • The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the imposition of a quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Saturday, November 21 at 5:00 am):
    • Parral (Región del Maule)
    • Quillón (Región de Ñuble)
    • Toltén (Región de la Araucanía)
    • Los Sauces (Región de la Araucanía)
    • Puerto Varas (Región de los Lagos)
  • A curfew extension for Gran Concepción, now from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am (begins Saturday, November 21)

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