Covid-19: Current situation in Chile

Chile is currently in Phase 4 of the pandemic, which means that there is still viral circulation and community dispersion of the virus, so general containment measures continue, i.e. quarantines by districts and border closures.  


At present, the total quarantine of Greater Santiago and other localities in Chile is maintained, being in total 63 districts with these measures.

Tarapacá Region:

  • Iquique
  • Alto Hospicio
  • Pozo Almonte (urban area)

Antofagasta Region:

  • Antofagasta
  • Tocopilla
  • Mejillones
  • Calama

Valparaiso Region:

  • Valparaíso
  • Viña del Mar
  • San Antonio
  • San Felipe
  • Los Andes
  • Quillota

Metropolitan Region:

  • Province of Santiago (32 districts)
  • San Bernardo
  • Puente Alto
  • Padre Hurtado
  • Lampa
  • Colina
  • Buin
  • Melipilla (urban area)
  • Curacaví (urban area)
  • Tiltil (urban area)
  • San José de Maipo (urban area)
  • Peñaflor
  • El Monte
  • Talagante
  • Calera de Tango

O'Higgins Region:

  • Rancagua
  • Machalí
  • Graneros

Maule Region:

  • Curicó (urban area)

The quarantine implies that all the inhabitants of the communes or localities where this measure has been decreed must remain in their homes until the authority states otherwise. Only those who have to buy essential goods (food or medicine), attend health facilities and take pets for walks, may leave their homes after requesting the appropriate temporary permit. 

In addition, a curfew is maintained throughout Chile, which implies a transit ban between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.


As of Wednesday, March 18, all borders in Chile were closed for the transit of foreigners. This does not affect the entry and exit of cargo or transporters, to continue guaranteeing normal supplies.

Chilean nationals and residents in Chile, coming from high-risk locations, can enter the country by submitting a quarantine 14-day mandatory.