Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (12/7/2020)

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 December 7, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 562,142 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 December 7:

    • 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 during holidays (begins Thursday, December 10 at 5:00 am):
      • All comunas in the Metropolitan Region (RM) of Santiago
      • Renaico (IX Region)
    • The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Thursday, December 10 at 5:00 am):
      • Arauco (VIII Region)
      • Los Sauces (IX Region)
      • Angol (IX Region)
      • Puerto Williams (XII Region)
    • Beginning Thursday, December 10, restaurants in comunas in Paso 2 will be allowed to operate with outdoor seating only.
    • Note that for comunas in Pasos 1 and 2, interregional trips are prohibited.

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