Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (02/04/2021)

Health Alert

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 February 4, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 740,237 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 February 4:

  • The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 am):
    • Tocopilla (II Region)
    • Copiapó (III Region)
    • Saavedra (IX Region)
    • Toltén (IX Region)
    • Hualaihué (X Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 2 (Transition)  to Phase 3 (Preparation). This includes the lifting of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, February 8 at 5:00 am):
    • Estación Central (RM)
    • Independencia (RM)
    • Cerrillos (RM)
    • Tiltil (RM)
    • Padre Hurtado (RM)
    • Paine (RM)
    • Zapallar (V Region)
    • Cabildo (V Region)
    • Pelarco (VII Region)
  • The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the reimposition of quarantines on the weekends and holidays (begins Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 am):
    • San Pedro de Atacama (II Region)
    • Paredones (VI Region)
    • Pumanque (VI Region)
    • Malloa (VI Region)
    • Empedrado (VII Region)
    • Hualañé (VII Region)
    • Curepto (VII Region)
    • Portezuelo (XVI Region)
    • Pitrufquén (IX Region)
    • Melipeuco (IX Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the lifting of quarantine Monday-Friday (begins Monday, February 8 at 5:00 am):
    • Cañete (VIII Region)
    • Tirúa (VIII Region)
    • San Rosendo (VIII Region)
    • Lumaco (IX 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). 

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile