Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (02/16/2021)

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 15, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 779,541 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 15:

  • The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 am):
    • Licantén (VII Region)
    • Pencahue (VII Region)
    • Futrono (XIV Region)
    • Mariquina (XIV Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 (Quarantine) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the lifting of quarantine Monday-Friday (begins Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 am):
    • Iquique (I Region)
    • Alto Hospicio (I Region)
    • Antofagasta (II Region)
    • Copiapó (III Region)
    • Diego de Almagro (III Region)
    • Laja (VIII Region)
    • Pucón (IX Region)
    • Castro (X Region)
    • Puyehue (X Region)
    • Río Negro (X Region)
    • Puerto Varas (X Region)
    • Quellón (X Region)
    • Dalcahue (X Region)
    • Fresia (X Region)
    • Puerto Montt (X Region)
    • Osorno (X Region)
    • San Pablo (X Region)
    • Quinchao (X Region)
    • Quemchi (X Region)
    • San Juan de la Costa (X Region)
    • Ancud (X Region)
    • Puerto Octay (X Region)
    • Curaco de Vélez (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 (Thursday, Feburary 18 at 5:00 am):
    • Petorca (V Region)
    • Olivar (VI Region)
    • Santa Cruz (VI Region)
    • Rancagua (VI Region)
    • Nancagua (VI Region)
    • Coltauco (VI Region)
    • Coinco (VI Region)
    • Rauco (VII Region)
    • Curacautín (IX Region)
    • Futaleufú (X Region)
    • Aysén (XI Region)
    • Porvenir (XII 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 Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 am):
    • El Quisco (V Region)
    • El Tabo (V Region)
    • Placilla (VI Region)
    • Marchigüe (VI Region)
    • Chimbarongo (VI Region)
    • Pichidegua (VI Region)
    • Ninhue (XVI Region)
    • Ranquil (XVI Region)
    • Ñiquén (XVI Region)
    • Coelemu (XVI Region)
    • Quilleco (VIII Region)
    • Ercilla (IX Region)
    • Renaico (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