On 9 April 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Santiago issued a Health Alert regarding flights to the U.S. and quarantine measures in Chile, which reads in part as follows:

“The government of Chile has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to make travel arrangements while commercial flights are still available. The Department of State is not currently organizing an evacuation of American citizens from Chile. The Embassy strongly encourages those who wish to return to the U.S. to explore commercial flight options now, as there is no guarantee that the U.S. government will be able to arrange evacuation flights. Please note that evacuation flights are not free of charge. Learn more about evacuation flights here.

“… A quarantine is in effect for the following neighborhoods (comunas) in Santiago: Santiago Centro, Providencia, Ñuñoa, Las Condes, Vitacura, and Lo Barnechea.

“This quarantine will be lifted on Monday, April 13, at 5:00 am with the following exceptions:

  • Santiago Centro: the part of the comuna north of Avenida Matta and Avenida Blanco Encalada will remain under quarantine
  • Ñuñoa: the part of the comuna north of Avenida Grecia will remain under quarantine
  • Las Condes: the entire comuna will remain under quarantine

“Beginning Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 pm, a quarantine will be in effect for the western half of the comuna of Puente Alto (as divided by Avenidas Vicuña Mackenna and Concha y Toro)…”

The entire U.S. Embassy Health Alert is available here.