COVID-19: Current situation in Chile

Chile continues the fight against COVID-19. As of September 15, the country is in phase 4 of the pandemic, that is, with community transmission. 

These are the sanitary measures that currently apply to the national territory:

  • Curfew in all Chile from 11 pm to 5 am.
  • Use of masks is mandatory in all urban areas of the country.
  • The state of emergency ending in September 15th has been extended for 90 more days.
  • Entry to Chile remains restricted. Only Chilean citizens and foreigners with residence can enter the country. A 14-day quarantine at the time of entry is mandatory.
  • Passengers
    arriving by air to Santiago whose final destination is another city in
    Chile must complete the quarantine in Santiago before continuing to
    their final destination.
  • In places where sanitary cordons are in
    place, travelers may be subject to temperature screenings. Travel to or
    from comunas in quarantine requires a permiso temporal obtained from the Chilean police (Carabineros).

The Chilean government has established a gradual reopening plan called Paso a Paso
with different levels of activities allowed in each phase. Communes can
move forward or backward in the steps, depending on local conditions.
More information here (Spanish only).

Regarding quarantined communes, the modality of obtaining a temporary permit to go out only under certain circumstances is maintained (

communes of Santiago Centro, Providencia, Ñuñoa, Las
Condes, La Reina, Vitacura, among many others, are
currently in Phase 3 (Preparation). Other communes in Chile are in Step 4 (Initial Opening) and 5 (Advanced Opening).

National Holidays: Between September 18th and 20th in the areas of Valparaíso, Gran Concepción, Temuco and Padre Las Casas, sanitary cordons and the prohibition of indoor celebrations and interregional transportation are in force. It is only possible to carry out private events with a maximum of 5 additional people to those living in the home (6 hour permit), except in the communes in Step 1. Fot those days, the curfew is from 9pm to 5am.

To see the details of all the communes in Chile, go to and click on Situación Comunal.