On 4 May 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Santiago issued a Health Alert regarding city-level quarantine measures, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: Changes to Comunas in Quarantine Announced – Recoleta, Cerrillos, Quilicura, Mejillones and Antofagasta begin quarantine Tuesday, May 5

“The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. A quarantine is in effect for the following neighborhoods (comunas) in Santiago, with the following details:

  • Santiago Centro
  • Recoleta (begins Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 pm)
  • Quinta Normal
  • Independencia
  • Estación Central
  • Quilicura (begins Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 pm)
  • Ñuñoa: the part of the comuna north of Avenida Grecia is under quarantine
  • Pedro Aguirre Cerda
  • Cerrillos (begins Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 pm)
  • Puente Alto: the western half of the comuna (as divided by Avenidas Vicuña Mackenna and Concha y Toro) is under quarantine
  • La Pintana: the part of the comuna north of Avenida El Observatorio is under quarantine
  • San Ramón: the part of the comuna south of Americo Vespucio is under quarantine
  • El Bosque
  • San Bernardo: the part of the comuna east of Autopista Central (Route 5) and north of Avenida Colón is under quarantine

“… While under quarantine, people are allowed to obtain a permit to leave their residences only under certain circumstances, including for medical reasons, accessing public services (including pension payments) and paying bills for basic services. American citizens can obtain a permit by visiting the Comisaría Virtual or by going to the local police station.”

The entire U.S. Embassy alert is available here.