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COVID-19 News from Chile

August 5, 2020

The Government has decided to support the clinical trial headed by Universidad Católica and Sinovac, with a state contribution of 2.6 billion Chilean pesos (around US$3.4 million).

Chile’s health and science officials announced that the protocol for carrying out phase III clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine in Chile will begin to be applied this month.

So fa...

August 5, 2020

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people’s sweat at an early stage, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results.

Four dogs have been selected for the initial training, a mix of labradors and golden retrievers who sport green “biodetector” jackets for their task. They are being trained at the...

July 21, 2020

It consists of five clearly defined stages in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic that will be implemented as the health standards are met.

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, presented this Sunday the “Paso a Paso” (step-by-step) plan, which comprises five phases for moving past the Covid-19 pandemic, progressing from quarantine to advanced opening.

“All the...

July 9, 2020

The meeting was chaired by the Director for South America at the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Patricio Latapiat and Peru’s Director for South America, Minister Eduardo Zeballos.

During the videoconference, the officials from the Chilean and Peruvian Foreign Affairs Ministries reviewed activities for the second half of 2020 and coordinated action...

June 19, 2020

SANTIAGO – Chile on Thursday overtook Germany and Iran to become the 9th country with highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

The Ministry of Health reported 4,475 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected people to 225,103 since last March 3, when the so-called ‘patient 0’ was reported.

In addition, 226 deaths due to COVID-19 were...

June 2, 2020

The plan, formulated in conjunction with the Tourism Undersecretariat and Sernatur, includes subsidies totaling around CLP$7 billion (US$9 million).

The Economy, Development and Tourism Ministry, together with the Tourism Undersecretariat and National Tourism Service (Sernatur), have launched the National Tourism Plan. This includes finance, health and hygiene p...

May 29, 2020

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is working hard with the Latam, Sky and Jetsmart airlines to help Chileans who have been unable to return to the country due to the measures adopted by other states, which have included closing borders and prohibiting passenger air travel.

So far 59,555 people have returned to Chile between March 18 and April 17, despite the difficul...

May 13, 2020

Chile’s Tourism Undersecretariat and National Tourism Service (Sernatur), along with representatives from Chile’s leading tourism trade associations, are seeking to create a roadmap for the recovery of tourism in Chile once the pandemic has passed.


The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the world’s tourism industry, plunging it into a crisis of unprecedent...

May 6, 2020

Close contact with the Chilean Government and the health, police and immigration authorities have enabled the Consular team to help British citizens during the pandemic.

Published 6 May 2020

From: British Embassy Santiago


Travel information for Chile.


Before international flights were completely cancelled in mid-April, the Embassy worked with the Chilean authorit...

April 30, 2020

Although children and teenagers are not considered an at-risk group due to their age, group housing does pose risks.


Justice and Human Rights Minister Hernán Larraín and Childhood Undersecretary Carol Brown met with leaders from the Confederation for Production and Commerce of Chile (CPC) and representatives from companies and private citizens who have provided...

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