COVID-19: Border closure extended at least two more weeks

3 Aug 20

CHILE

IMPACT – HIGH

Chile has decided to keep its borders closed until Aug. 14. Chilean citizens and foreign residents will be exempted from this closure. As part of a return to normalcy, the Chilean government is also announcing the following changes, as some areas of Chile transition out of total quarantine to partial quarantine.

Key points:

  • On July 28 at 5 a.m., the following boroughs began the transition from total to partial quarantine: Colina, La Reina, Las Condes, Lo Barnechea, Nuñoa, San Antonio, San Felipe, Tiltil and Vitacura.
  • In those boroughs, people may leave their homes without a permit Monday through Friday; however, a permit is still required on weekends and national holidays.
  • Gatherings of up to five people are allowed in those boroughs, as well as sports with up to 10 people.
  • Curfew remains in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. A “salvoconducto” or temporary permit is required to be in public during curfew.
  • People in those nine boroughs are allowed to move freely in the other partial-transition boroughs. People outside the boroughs that have entered partial quarantine are not allowed to enter those nine boroughs.

Background: Chile closed its border in March in response to the ongoing pandemic and subsequently ordered quarantines in some parts of the country. The government continues to review the border closure and other COVID-19 measures on a regular basis.

Analysis & Comments:
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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