Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (7/8/2020)

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 8, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 303,083 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 8:

·         Extension of quarantine for Gran Santiago as well as six nearby comunas until Friday, July 17

·         Extension of quarantines for the following additional comunas until Friday, July 17:

o    Iquique (I Region)

o    Alto Hospicio (I Region)

o    Pozo Almonte (I Region)

o    San Felipe (V Region)

o    Los Andes (V Region)

o    Valparaíso (V Region)

o    Viña del Mar (V Region)

o    Quillota (V Region)

o    San José de Maipo (RM)

o    Calera de Tango (RM)

o    Peñaflor (RM)

o    Talagante (RM)

o    El Monte (RM)

o    Melipilla (RM)

o    Curacaví (RM)

o    Tiltil (RM)

o    Rancagua (VI Region)

o    Graneros (VI Region)

o    Machalí (VI Region)

o    Curicó (VII Region)

·         The mandatory use of masks in all urban areas nation-wide

·         The following measures in the Regions of Los Ríos and Aysén beginning Monday, July 13:

o    Restauarants may re-open at 25% capacity

o    Cinemas and theaters may re-open at 25% capacity

o    Sporting events re-start (up to 10 participants indoors and 50 participants outdoors, but without public present)

o    Residents age 75 and older may leave their homes once a day

o    The establishment of a sanitary corridor around each 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.

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

Country Specific Information for Chile

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