Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (8/5/2020)

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 whenever there are changes to quarantine measures announced by the Chilean government***

As of August 5, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 364,723 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 5:

·         The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am):

o    Tierra Amarilla (III Region)

·         The introduction for sanitary cordons for the following locations (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am:)

o    Between the comunas of Concepción and Penco (VIII Region)

o    Between the comunas of San Pedro de la Paz and Coronel (VII Region)

·         The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the “Paso a Paso” plan. This includes the lifting of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am):

o    Tocopilla (II Region)

o    Lampa (RM)

o    Providencia (RM)

o    Curacaví (RM)

o    Melipilla (RM)

o    Rancagua (VI Region)

o    Machalí (VI Region)

o    Graneros (VI Region)

·         The downgrading of the following comuna from Phase 3 to Phase 2 of the “Paso a Paso” plan. This includes the reimposition of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am):

o    Punta Arenas (XII 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 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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