Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago – Covid-19 Update (1/25/2021)

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 January 25, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 703,178 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 January 25:

·         The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Thursday, January 28 at 5:00 am):

o    Huara (I Region)

o    Constitución (VII Region)

o    San Carlos (XVI Region)

o    Cabrero (VIII Region)

o    Tirúa (VIII Region)

o    Lautaro (IX Region)

o    Pucón (VIII Region)

o    Lago Ranco (XIV Region)

o    Frutillar (X Region)

o    Los Muermos (X Region)

o    San Pablo (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 Thursday, January 28  at 5:00 am).

o    San Antonio (V Region)

o    Curacaví (RM)

·         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, January 28  at 5:00 am):

o    Caldera (III Region)

o    Los Vilos (IV Region)

o    Coquimbo (IV Region)

o    La Serena (IV Region)

o    Rengo (VI Region)

o    Algarrobo (V Region)

o    Til Til (RM)

o    María Pinto (RM)

o    Peumo (VI Region)

o    Quinta de Tilcoco (VI Region)

o    Requinoa (VI Region)

o    Olivar (VI Region)

o    Rancagua (VI Region)

o    Machalí (VI Region)

o    Rauco (VII Region)

o    Parral (VII Region)

o    Purén (IX Region)

o    Curarrehue (IX Region)

o    Teodoro Schmidt (IX Region)

o    Panguipulli (X 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

Phone number:  +56 2 2330 3000

Email address:

Embassy website:

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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