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 September 2, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 414,739cases 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 September 2:
· The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the removal of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, September 7 at 5:00 am):
o Recoleta (RM)
o San Miguel (RM)
o San Joaquín (RM)
o La Granja (RM)
o La Cisterna (RM)
o San Ramón (RM)
· Beginning Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 pm, and continuing through Sunday, September 20 at 11:00 pm:
o The placement of sanitary cordons for the Metropolitan Region, the Valparaiso (V) Region, Greater Concepción, and the comunas of Temuco and Padre Las Casas
o The prohibition of travel in between different Regions in Chile
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 3000
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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