On 7 December 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Santiago issued a Health Alert regarding adjustments to city-level quarantine measures across Chile, which reads in part as follows:

“As of December 7, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 562,142 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 December 7:

  • The downgrading of the following comunas from Phase 3 (Preparation) to Phase 2 (Transition). This includes the imposition of a quarantine on the weekends and during holidays (begins Thursday, December 10 at 5:00 am): All comunas in the Metropolitan Region (RM) of Santiago, Renaico (IX Region)
  • The imposition of a quarantine for the following comunas (begins Thursday, December 10 at 5:00 am): Arauco (VIII Region), Los Sauces (IX Region), Angol (IX Region), Puerto Williams (XII Region)
  • Beginning Thursday, December 10, restaurants in comunas in Paso 2 will be allowed to operate with outdoor seating only.
  • Note that for comunas in Pasos 1 and 2, interregional trips are prohibited.

“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.”