Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (11/30/2020)

U.S Embassy, Santiago, Chile

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 30, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 551,743 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 30:

  •     The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Thursday, December 5 at 5:00 am):
    •     Curanilahue (Region del Biobío)
    •     Curarrehue (Region de Araucanía)
  •     The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Thursday, December 5 at 5:00 am):
    •     La Unión (Region de los Ríos)
  •     The downgrading of the following comunas from from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the imposition of a quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Thursday, December 5 at 5:00 am):
    •     Florida (Region del Biobío)
    •     Negrete (Region del Biobío)
  •     The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This includes the re-opening of cinemas and movie theaters, as well as indoor seating at restaurants at limited capacity (begins Thursday, December 5 at 5:00 am):
    •     Padre Hurtado (RM)

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