Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile (February 4, 2023)

Location:  Ñuble, BioBio and other regions in southern Chile

Event:  Multiple Wildfires

The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to monitor the local news and media, including ONEMI’s website, for the latest information regarding the location of events.

Wildfires and other weather-related events can change suddenly, be highly destructive, and may result in difficult travel conditions.  U.S. citizens are advised to be alert to your surroundings and follow all evacuation procedures.

Actions to Take: 

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Make evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry identification at all times, i.e., U.S. passport and/or other appropriate documentation attesting to your legal status in Chile.


Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 2 2330 3716 (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M) and +56 2 2330 3000 (After business hours)

Email address:

Embassy website:

State Department Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Country Specific Information for Chile

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