Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (7/24/2020)

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 each Wednesday, or more often if there is significant information to share.***

As of July 24, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 341,304 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 July 24:

·         The following comunas move to Phase 2 of the “Paso a Paso” gradual re-opening plan (begins Monday, July 27 at 10:00 pm). This includes the lifting of quarantine from Monday-Friday, and permits social gatherings of up to 5 people in enclosed spaces, and 10 people in open spaces.

o    Colina (RM)

o    Til Til (RM)

o    Lo Barnechea (RM)

o    Vitacura (RM)

o    Las Condes (RM)

o    La Reina (RM)

o    Ñuñoa (RM)

o    San Felipe (RM)

o    San Antonio RM)

·         All remaining comunas in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago remain under quarantine (Phase 1)

·         The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Monday, July 27 at 10:00 pm):

o    Copiapó (III Region)

o    La Calera (V Region)

o    La Cruz (V Region)

o    Isla de Maipo (RM)

·         The Araucanía Region passes to Phase 4 (Initial Opening) beginning Monday, July 27 at 10:00 pm. This permits the operation of restaurants, cinemas, and theaters at 25% capacity, as well as outdoor sporting events with up to 50 participants (no public attendance)

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).

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.

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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