U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago
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 August 19, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 390,037 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 August 19:
· Beginning Friday, August 21, the nightly nationwide curfew will begin an hour later, starting at 11:00 pm
· The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):
o Ovalle (IV Region)
o Penco (VIII Region)
o Tomé (VIII Region)
o Punta Arenas (X Region)
· The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 4 (Initial Opening). This phase includes the partial reopening of restaurants, cinemas, and theaters (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):
o Juan Fernández (V Region)
· The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):
o Los Andes (V Region)
o Peñalolén (RM)
o San José del Maipo (RM)
o Padre Hurtado (RM)
o Peñaflor (RM)
o Curicó (VII Region)
· The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the re-imposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Friday, August 21 at 11:00 pm):
o Concepción (VIII Region)
o Talcahuano (VIII Region)
o Hualpén (VIII 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, 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).
LATAM and American Airlines are currently operating commercial flights between Santiago and the U.S. Contact your airline for any questions regarding rescheduled or cancelled flights. Given the continued availability and expansion of commercial flight options from Chile to the U.S., the Department of State is not currently organizing an evacuation of American citizens from Chile.
Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile
Phone number: +56 2 2330 3716 (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M) and +56 2 2330 3000 (After business hours)
Email address: SantiagoUSA@state.gov
Embassy website: https://cl.usembassy.gov/
State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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