Chile is on high alert for a coronaviruses scare following a mass spread of the virus that has affected the country’s tourism industry.
The government said on Tuesday that tourists from the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which borders Venezuela, have been ordered to leave the country.
“It is an emergency and it is a mandatory quarantine.
We are working closely with all of our partners, and we hope that they will be able to help us in this moment,” President Michelle Bachelet said.
The government has warned travellers from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico to leave Chile.
It is also warning travellers from the Bahamas, Barbados, and Turks and Caicos islands that travel to Chile will be subject to a quarantine.
The authorities are also asking those travelling from Colombia to remain indoors.
Chile is the first country in Latin America to be placed on an international travel advisory after a mass transmission of coronavides linked to the coronaviral strain that was first detected in March.
In the US, health authorities have also warned people against traveling to areas with a high risk of infection.