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Airlines Updates

Published on 07.09.2020
Copa Airlines resumes operations from Orlando

26.08.2020 Copa Airlines during the month of September 2020 continues to operate limited service, as the airline tentatively schedules 13 routes between Wednesdays and Fridays (Panama City departure). As of 24AUG20, preliminary planned operation as follows.

Specified dates listed below is based on Panama City departure. Last minute adjustment remains highly possible, due to various travel restrictions.

Panama City – Cancun Sep: 03, 04, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Guayaquil Sep: 03, 04, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Los Angeles Sep: 03, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Panama City – Mexico City Sep: 03, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Miami Sep: 03, 04, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Montevideo Sep: 16, 17, 23, 24
Panama City – New York JFK Sep: 03, 04, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Panama City – Orlando Sep: 03, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Quito Sep: 03, 04, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Santiago de Chile Sep: 03, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Panama City – Santo Domingo Sep: 03, 04, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Panama City – Sao Paulo Guarulhos Sep: 03, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Panama City – Washington Dulles Sep: 16, 17, 23, 24

Published on 25.08.2020
Copa Airlines Sep 2020 Preliminary operation as of 24AUG20

19.08.2020 Copa Airlines in late-August 2020 plans to resume limited operation, with the scheduling of 10 routes, during the period of 21AUG20 – 29AUG20. These services will be operating on Fridays and Saturdays, under CM4000-4999 flight number series.

Additional changes remain possible, while ongoing travel restriction continues to impact the airline’s operation.

Panama City – Caracas 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 56
Panama City – Guayaquil 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 56
Panama City – Mexico City 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 5 (Day 6 from MEX)
Panama City – Miami 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 56 (2 flights on Day 5 from Panama, 2 flights on Day 6 from MIA)
Panama City – New York JFK 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 5 (Day 6 from JFK; 2 flights on 28AUG20 from Panama, 29AUG20 from JFK)
Panama City – Quito 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 56
Panama City – San Jose (Costa Rica) 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 56
Panama City – Santiago de Chile 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 5 (Day 6 from SCL)
Panama City – Santo Domingo 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 56
Panama City – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 21AUG20 – 29AUG20 Day 5 (Day 6 from GRU)

Published on 18.08.2020
Copa Airlines schedules limited service in late-August 2020

Published on 16.08.2020
Copa Airlines Resumes US Flights With South American Connections

Published on 15.08.2020
Copa Airlines to resume flihgts to Miami, New York on 21 August

Published on 05.08.2020
Copa Airlines in Panama will resume international flights to eight countries from 14 August

Published on 25.07.2020
Copa Airlines Plans To Restart Flights In September

11.07.2020 Copa Airlines in June 2020 further delayed planned scheduled service resumption, now scheduled as early as 07AUG20. The Star Alliance carrier in the last few days also filed additional revision to its planned Northern summer operation between 07AUG20 and 20NOV20.

Planned operation, subject to Government Approval, as of 09JUL20 as follows. Note certain flights/routes remain unavailable for reservation, and planned operation may be impacted by ongoing travel restrictions in certain countries.

Panama City – Aruba eff 21AUG20 2 weekly
Panama City – Asuncion eff 21AUG20 4 weekly
Panama City – Barranquilla eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Panama City – Belo Horizonte eff 18SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Bogota eff 02SEP20 2 daily
Panama City – Brasilia eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Bucaramanga eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Buenos Aires Ezeiza eff 02SEP20 1 daily
Panama City – Cali eff 02SEP20 1 daily
Panama City – Cancun eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Caracas eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Cartagena eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Panama City – Chicago O’Hare eff 04SEP20 3 weekly
Panama City – Cordoba eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Curacao eff 21AUG20 1 weekly
Panama City – David eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Georgetown eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Panama City – Guadalajara eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Guatemala City eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Guayaquil eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Havana eff 07AUG20 4 weekly (6 weekly from 17AUG20, 8 from 24AUG20, 10 from 31AUG20, 14 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Holguin eff 18SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Kingston eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Lima eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Los Angeles eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 20AUG20)
Panama City – Managua eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Maracaibo eff 21AUG20 2 weekly
Panama City – Medellin eff 02SEP20 7 weekly (14 weekly from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Mexico City eff 06AUG20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 21AUG20, 14 from 05SEP20)
Panama City – Miami eff 07AUG20 4 weekly (6 weekly from 17AUG20, 8 from 24AUG20, 10 from 31AUG20, 14 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Montego Bay eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Monterrey eff 18SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Montevideo eff 21AUG20 4 weekly
Panama City – Montreal eff 18SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – New York JFK eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Orlando eff 21AUG20 4 weekly (9 weekly from 31AUG20, 14 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Paramaribo eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Pereira eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Panama City – Port-au-Prince eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Port of Spain eff 21AUG20 4 weekly
Panama City – Porto Alegre eff 02NOV20 2 weekly
Panama City – Punta Cana eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20)
Panama City – Quito eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 23AUG20, 7 from 04SEP20)
Panama City – Rio de Janeiro Galeao eff 14AUG20 1 weekly (4 weekly from 23AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Rosario eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – St. Maarten eff 21AUG20 1 weekly
Panama City – San Francisco eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – San Jose (Costa Rica) eff 07AUG20 4 weekly (6 weekly from 17AUG20, 8 from 24AUG20, 10 from 31AUG20, 14 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – San Juan eff 04SEP20 4 weekly
Panama City – San Pedro Sula eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 20AUG20)
Panama City – San Salvador eff 21AUG20 4 weekly (5 weekly from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Santa Clara eff 18SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Santa Cruz eff 21AUGL20 3 weekly
Panama City – Santiago de Chile eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 12SEP20)
Panama City – Santo Domingo eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 07AUG20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17AUG20, 4 from 24AUG20, 5 from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)
Panama City – Tegucigalpa eff 21AUG20 2 weekly
Panama City – Toronto eff 04SEP20 2 weekly
Panama City – Valencia (Venezuela) eff 04SEP20 4 weekly
Panama City – Washington Dulles eff 21AUG20 4 weekly (5 weekly from 31AUG20, 7 from 07SEP20)

Published on 10.07.2020
Copa Airlines August – November 2020 operations as of 09JUL20

Published on 04.07.2020
COPA set to start operations on 07AUG20

Published on 30.05.2020
Copa Airlines To Resume Flights On July 3

Published on 22.05.2020
Copa Airlines moves planned service resumption to late-June 2020

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Panama (Panamá)
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Panama.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Panama,
    • Minors whose parents are nationals or residents of Panama,
    • Crew members approved by the National Migration Service or Ministry of Health,
    • Seaman with an approval from Panamanian maritime authority,
    • Staff of diplomatic representations or international institutions with an approval from Panama Foreign Office,
    • Emergency, humanitarian and medical flights with prior authorisation from Panama authorities.​
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Flight Restrictions

published 24.08.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Panama.

Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result taken at most 48 hours before departure.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Panama are suspended until 22 September 2020.
– This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation or government facility.

If eligible to enter Panama, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days in your own home. At Tocumen airport, authorities will ask you to sign a health declaration and may require you to quarantine in a government sanctioned facility.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 96 hours before you travel.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year or
over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and from countries with an active yellow
fever outbreakand for travellers having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with
risk of, or active, yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to mainland areas east of the area surrounding
the Canal (the entire comarcas of Emberá and Kuna Yala, the province of Darién, and areas of the provinces
of Colón and Panama that are east of the Canal).
Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to areas west of the Canal, the city of Panama,
the Canal area itself, Balboa Islands (Pearl Islands) and San Blas Islands.

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. vivax (97%) exists throughout the year in the following provinces and
comarcas along the Atlantic coast and the borders with Costa Rica and Colombia: Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí,
Colón, Darién, Kuna Yala, Ngäbe Buglé, Panama, and Veraguas. In Panama City, the Canal Zone, and other
provinces, the risk of malaria transmission is negligible or non-existent.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: B; in eastern endemic areas bordering Colombia: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Panama (Panamá) Latest News: Government eased movement restrictions (OSAC, 15.09.2020). Tocumen International Airport starts phased reopening (Travel off path, 03.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    The Panamanian Government has declared that Tocumen International airport can operate as a humanitarian hub, allowing non-citizens and non-residents to transit through the airport to other international destinations. There are limited flights for these destinations. Land borders are closed to all, except citizens and residents. Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 96 hours before you travel. Entry for tourism is barred until at least 21 September 2020. Domestic flights are also suspended. Some special flights are currently operating. If you’re eligible to enter Panama, you’ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days in your own home. At Tocumen airport, authorities will ask you to sign a health declaration and may require you to quarantine in a government sanctioned facility. You will be required to give address details of your accommodation and a contact telephone number. You will also be required to download a tracing application to your smartphone.
    **Transiting Panama: It is now possible to transit Panama. You will need to have a confirmed onward flight and you will not be allowed to leave the airport. You will also need to take a COVID 19 PCR test and receive a negative result to be able to transit. You should check the requirements for your country of final destination as requirements may vary.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On 25 August, the Government of Panama announced plans to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on 7 September. The plan is conditional upon meeting certain criteria regarding the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Panama. On September 7 the Government of Panama opened the following economic sectors: Construction and related activities (engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, moving services), Panama Pacifico, Colon Free Zone and other free trade zones, private ship docks and sports fishing, tailor shops, shoe shops, and carwashes will resume operations.
    On 14 September, the following changes in movement restrictions were implimented: Gender-based movement restrictions are lifted and ‘salvoconductos’ become null and void, except for those occupations that require movement during curfew hours. Curfew will be from 11pm to 5am, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday as a day of total quarantine in all provinces except for Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriqui, where curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday through Friday, with a total quarantine on Saturday and Sunday. For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the Ministry of the Presidency. You should check the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed.
    On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed. Travellers should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement. Movement within Panama is restricted, but for those with tickets, travel to the airport for repatriation is a valid exemption.
    Elsewhere, a daily curfew, including weekends, is in place and you must remain in your homes/accommodation between 7pm and 5am unless you fall under one of the exemptions (eg to access emergency medical care, to travel to a flight or if you work in an exempted industry).
    Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) will open with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres. The Panamanian Ministry of Health has specified that the relaxation in measures does not include social activity in groups, cultural activities, celebrations, beach visits, contact sports or any activity that does not respect social distancing. Swimming pools and gyms in apartment complexes are to remain closed.

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    16.09.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Government eased movement restrictions (OSAC, 15.09.2020). Tocumen International Airport starts phased reopening (Travel off path, 03.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Panamanian Government has declared that Tocumen International airport can operate as a humanitarian hub, allowing non-citizens and non-residents to transit through the airport to other international destinations. There are limited flights for these destinations. Land borders are closed to all, except citizens and residents. Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 48 hours before you travel. Entry for tourism is barred until at least 21 September 2020. Domestic flights are also suspended. Some special flights are currently operating. If you’re eligible to enter Panama, you’ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days in your own home. At Tocumen airport, authorities will ask you to sign a health declaration and may require you to quarantine in a government sanctioned facility. You will be required to give address details of your accommodation and a contact telephone number. You will also be required to download a tracing application to your smartphone.
    **Transiting Panama: It is now possible to transit Panama. You will need to have a confirmed onward flight and you will not be allowed to leave the airport. You will also need to take a COVID 19 PCR test and receive a negative result to be able to transit. You should check the requirements for your country of final destination as requirements may vary.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    On 25 August, the Government of Panama announced plans to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on 7 September. The plan is conditional upon meeting certain criteria regarding the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Panama. On September 7 the Government of Panama opened the following economic sectors: Construction and related activities (engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, moving services), Panama Pacifico, Colon Free Zone and other free trade zones, private ship docks and sports fishing, tailor shops, shoe shops, and carwashes will resume operations.
    On 14 September, the following changes in movement restrictions were implimented: Gender-based movement restrictions are lifted and ‘salvoconductos’ become null and void, except for those occupations that require movement during curfew hours. Curfew will be from 11pm to 5am, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday as a day of total quarantine in all provinces except for Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriqui, where curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday through Friday, with a total quarantine on Saturday and Sunday. For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the Ministry of the Presidency. You should check the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed.
    On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed. Travellers should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement. Movement within Panama is restricted, but for those with tickets, travel to the airport for repatriation is a valid exemption.

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    15.09.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Effective August 24, 2020, The Government of Panama will end the movement restrictions in Panama and Panama Oeste. It will be replaced by a curfew from 7:00pm until 5:00am, Monday through Friday. Sunday remains a day of total quarantine, beginning on Saturday at 7:00pm and being lifted on Monday at 5:00am (OSAC, 21.08.2020). Tocumen International Airport starts phased reopening (Travel off path, 03.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Panamanian Government has declared that Tocumen International airport can operate as a humanitarian hub, allowing non-citizens and non-residents to transit through the airport to other international destinations. There are limited flights for these destinations. Land borders are closed to all, except citizens and residents. Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 48 hours before you travel. Entry for tourism is barred until at least 21 September 2020. Domestic flights are also suspended. Some special flights are currently operating. If you’re eligible to enter Panama, you’ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days in your own home. At Tocumen airport, authorities will ask you to sign a health declaration and may require you to quarantine in a government sanctioned facility. You will be required to give address details of your accommodation and a contact telephone number. You will also be required to download a tracing application to your smartphone.
    **Transiting Panama: It is now possible to transit Panama. You will need to have a confirmed onward flight and you will not be allowed to leave the airport. You will also need to take a COVID 19 PCR test and receive a negative result to be able to transit. You should check the requirements for your country of final destination as requirements may vary.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed. Travellers should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement. Movement within Panama is restricted, but for those with tickets, travel to the airport for repatriation is a valid exemption.
    On 25 August, the Government of Panama announced plans to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on 7 September. The plan is conditional upon meeting certain criteria regarding the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Panama. On September 7 the Government of Panama opened the following economic sectors: Construction and related activities (engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, moving services), Panama Pacifico, Colon Free Zone and other free trade zones, private ship docks and sports fishing, tailor shops, shoe shops, and carwashes will resume operations.
    On 14 September, the following changes in movement restrictions will be implimented: Gender-based movement restrictions are lifted and ‘salvoconductos’ become null and void, except for those occupations that require movement during curfew hours. Curfew will be from 11pm to 5am, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday as a day of total quarantine in all provinces except for Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriqui, where curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday through Friday, with a total quarantine on Saturday and Sunday. For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the Ministry of the Presidency. You should check the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed.

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    14.09.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Effective August 24, 2020, The Government of Panama will end the movement restrictions in Panama and Panama Oeste. It will be replaced by a curfew from 7:00pm until 5:00am, Monday through Friday. Sunday remains a day of total quarantine, beginning on Saturday at 7:00pm and being lifted on Monday at 5:00am (OSAC, 21.08.2020). Tocumen International Airport starts phased reopening (Travel off path, 03.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Panamanian Government has declared that Tocumen International airport can operate as a humanitarian hub, allowing non-citizens and non-residents to transit through the airport to other international destinations. There are limited flights for these destinations. Land borders are closed to all, except citizens and residents. Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 48 hours before you travel. Entry for tourism is barred until at least 21 September 2020. Domestic flights are also suspended. Some special flights are currently operating. If you’re eligible to enter Panama, you’ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days in your own home. At Tocumen airport, authorities will ask you to sign a health declaration and may require you to quarantine in a government sanctioned facility. You will be required to give address details of your accommodation and a contact telephone number. You will also be required to download a tracing application to your smartphone.
    **Transiting Panama: It is now possible to transit Panama. You will need to have a confirmed onward flight and you will not be allowed to leave the airport. You will also need to take a COVID 19 PCR test and receive a negative result to be able to transit. You should check the requirements for your country of final destination as requirements may vary.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/minsapma]. avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement. Movement within Panama is restricted, but for those with tickets, travel to the airport for repatriation is a valid exemption.
    From 24 August, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, you can now leave your home/accommodation between the hours of 5am and 7pm. There are restrictions on the days you can go out. Women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and men on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A full curfew will be in effect from 7pm on Saturday until 5am Monday for both men and women. The periods when you can leave your accommodation are no longer restricted to time. You are allowed to exercise with no limitations on distance from your accommodation, although restrictions on travel between provinces still apply. You should not leave your accommodation outside of these times unless it is an emergency or you fall under one of the limited exemptions. Children are allowed to be taken out by their parent or guardian based on the restrictions set for men and women during the adult’s allotted day.
    From 24th July Colon, Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro have been added to the list of provinces under stricter quarantine measure and these provinces now have curfew imposed at weekends until further notice, starting at 7pm every Friday evening until 5am Monday morning.
    Elsewhere, a daily curfew, including weekends, is in place and you must remain in your homes/accommodation between 7pm and 5am unless you fall under one of the exemptions (eg to access emergency medical care, to travel to a flight or if you work in an exempted industry). Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) will open with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres. The Panamanian Ministry of Health has specified that the relaxation in measures does not include social activity in groups, cultural activities, celebrations, beach visits, contact sports or any activity that does not respect social distancing. Swimming pools and gyms in apartment complexes are to remain closed. The wearing of masks outside of your accommodation is compulsory nationwide. Uber has resumed services in Panama. Yellow taxis have a reduced presence. In Panama City and Panama Oeste they do not operate on Sundays due to the current total curfew from 5pm Saturday to 5am Monday. The police and security forces are empowered to enforce restrictions on movements and events due to the current state of emergency. You should follow their instructions. From 24 August, more retail businesses can conduct sales from their stores. Restrictions apply to accessing the store directly and you may only be able to pick up pre-ordered goods at the door. You can access supermarkets, pharmacies, health clinics, fuel stations and other key businesses in person. There are controls in place at individual stores to limit numbers entering in line with Health Ministry regulations. Businesses not currently allowed to open their doors to trade are permitted to operate on an e-commerce basis (if available) for delivery of good to your home/accommodation. You should check the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/minsapma?lang=en].

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    24.08.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Effective August 24, 2020, The Government of Panama will end the movement restrictions in Panama and Panama Oeste. It will be replaced by a curfew from 7:00pm until 5:00am, Monday through Friday. Sunday remains a day of total quarantine, beginning on Saturday at 7:00pm and being lifted on Monday at 5:00am (OSAC, 21.08.2020). Tocumen International Airport starts phased reopening (Travel off path, 03.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Panama are not running normally. Some special flights are being operated on a commercial basis. With the relaxation of airport restrictions, COPA airlines have issued a limited schedule of regional flights and flights to USA to 11 destinations for the remainder of August.Airlines may require passengers, including those in transit, to produce a negative COVID 19 test result certificate before they allow you to board. You should check with your airline whether you need a test certificate before you travel. Land borders are closed to all, except citizens and residents. Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 48 hours before you travel. Entry for tourism is barred until 22 August 2020 at the earliest.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Domestic flights are also suspended. Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/minsapma]. You should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement.reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. A full curfew will be in effect in the provinces of Panama City and Panama Oeste from 7 p.m. on Friday 17 July until 5 a.m. Monday. From 17 July, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, only women are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and only men are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Tuesdays and Thursdays . On those days when you are allowed to leave your homes/accommodation, you can shop for food and medication for one hour (with a half hour grace period either side) according to the last digit of your passport. There is a special window for those over 60 years old, regardless of cedula or passport numbers, between 7:00am and 10:00am (gender restrictions still apply).Normal exceptions apply for holders of permission letters (salvoconductos). Parents may take one child per family outside near their home or in the social areas of their apartment building during the two-hour window of the accompanying parent. Exercises such as bicycling, running, and skating are permissible if done within one kilometer of your home, with a mask, and inside your two-hour window. For all other provinces, the quarantine and two-hour movement windows were replaced by a curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, Monday through Sunday. Children are also free to move about from 4 pm to 7 pm, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caretaker. The use of masks and social distancing are still required. This new flexibility does not permit social group activities, cultural events, festivals, visits to the beach, contact sports, or any other activity that violates social distancing. The Government of Panama still maintains security checkpoints on the roads and prohibits most interprovincial travel.

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    21.08.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Tocumen International Airport starts phased reopening (Travel off path, 03.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Panama are not running normally. Some special flights are being operated on a commercial basis. With the relaxation of airport restrictions, COPA airlines have issued a limited schedule of regional flights and flights to USA to 11 destinations for the remainder of August.Airlines may require passengers, including those in transit, to produce a negative COVID 19 test result certificate before they allow you to board. You should check with your airline whether you need a test certificate before you travel. Land borders are closed to all, except citizens and residents. Panamanian Nationals and Residents will only be able to enter with a valid residency document and a negative COVID19 test certificate. The certificate must be obtained no more than 48 hours before you travel. Entry for tourism is barred until 22 August 2020 at the earliest.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Domestic flights are also suspended. Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/minsapma]. You should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement.reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. A full curfew will be in effect in the provinces of Panama City and Panama Oeste from 7 p.m. on Friday 17 July until 5 a.m. Monday. From 17 July, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, only women are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and only men are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Tuesdays and Thursdays . On those days when you are allowed to leave your homes/accommodation, you can shop for food and medication for one hour (with a half hour grace period either side) according to the last digit of your passport . · There is a special window for those over 60 years old, regardless of cedula or passport numbers, between 7:00am and 10:00am (gender restrictions still apply).Normal exceptions apply for holders of permission letters (salvoconductos). Parents may take one child per family outside near their home or in the social areas of their apartment building during the two-hour window of the accompanying parent. Exercises such as bicycling, running, and skating are permissible if done within one kilometer of your home, with a mask, and inside your two-hour window. For all other provinces, the quarantine and two-hour movement windows were replaced by a curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, Monday through Sunday. Children are also free to move about from 4 pm to 7 pm, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caretaker. The use of masks and social distancing are still required. This new flexibility does not permit social group activities, cultural events, festivals, visits to the beach, contact sports, or any other activity that violates social distancing. The Government of Panama still maintains security checkpoints on the roads and prohibits most interprovincial travel.

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    11.08.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Panama’s civil aviation authority will extend a suspension of international flights by another month begins on 22 July. (Reuters, 18.07.2020).

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Panama are not running normally. check with your travel company for the latest information. It is not possible to transit in Panama either. Some special flights are being operated by Air France and KLM. You should visit their websites to book tickets. You can find more information on Panama’s National Migration Service website [https://www.migracion.gob.pa/].

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed. You should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement.reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. A full curfew will be in effect in the provinces of Panama City and Panama Oeste from 7 p.m. on Friday 17 July until 5 a.m. Monday. From 17 July, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, only women are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and only men are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Tuesdays and Thursdays . On those days when you are allowed to leave your homes/accommodation, you can shop for food and medication for one hour (with a half hour grace period either side) according to the last digit of your passport . · There is a special window for those over 60 years old, regardless of cedula or passport numbers, between 7:00am and 10:00am (gender restrictions still apply).Normal exceptions apply for holders of permission letters (salvoconductos). Parents may take one child per family outside near their home or in the social areas of their apartment building during the two-hour window of the accompanying parent. Exercises such as bicycling, running, and skating are permissible if done within one kilometer of your home, with a mask, and inside your two-hour window. For all other provinces, the quarantine and two-hour movement windows were replaced by a curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, Monday through Sunday. Children are also free to move about from 4 pm to 7 pm, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caretaker. The use of masks and social distancing are still required. This new flexibility does not permit social group activities, cultural events, festivals, visits to the beach, contact sports, or any other activity that violates social distancing. The Government of Panama still maintains security checkpoints on the roads and prohibits most interprovincial travel.

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    21.07.2020
  • Panama (Panamá)
    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Panama are not running normally. check with your travel company for the latest information. It is not possible to transit in Panama either. Some special flights are being operated by Air France and KLM. You should visit their websites to book tickets. You can find more information on Panama’s National Migration Service website [https://www.migracion.gob.pa/].

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed. You should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement.reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama.From 17 July, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, only women are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and only men are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A full curfew will be in effect from 7pm on Friday until 5am Monday each weekend until further notice for both men and women. On those days when you are allowed to leave your homes/accommodation. You can shop for food and medication for one hour (with a half hour grace period either side) according to the last digit of your passport .

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    17.07.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Panama extends suspension of international flights 22JUL20 (Reuters, 17.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 June. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    All domestic flights have been suspended until 22 July. Panama is currently under a state of emergency, and a curfew is in place. On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. These are posted on the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/minsapma]. You should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement. Quarantine measures for the provinces of Panama City and Panama Oeste From 8 June, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, only women are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and only men are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On those days, you are allowed to leave your homes/accommodation to shop for food and medication for one hour (with a half hour grace period either side) according to the last digit of your passport (although please see below for men with passports ending with 4, 5 or 6 for Saturdays).
    People over the age of 60 and people with disabilities can shop between 7am and 10am, according to their sex, but regardless of their ID/passport number. You should not leave your accommodation outside of these times unless it is an emergency or you fall under one of the limited exemptions. Children are allowed to be taken out by their parent or guardian during the adult’s allotted hour (based on the last number of the ID). There is a total quarantine from 5pm on Saturdays to 5am on Mondays and no one should leave their homes/accommodation during these times. Curfew elsewhere in the country. Elsewhere, a curfew is in place and you must remain in your homes/accommodation between 7pm and 5am unless you fall under one of the exemptions (eg to access emergency medical care, to travel to a flight or if you work in an exempted industry). Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) will open with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres. The Panamanian Ministry of Health has specified that the relaxation in measures does not include social activity in groups, cultural activities, celebrations, beach visits, contact sports or any activity that does not respect social distancing. Children will only be able to leave their homes from 4 pm – 7 pm if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The wearing of masks outside of your accommodation is compulsory nationwide. On 25 March 2020 the distribution, sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks was banned for the duration of the national state of emergency. The Panamanian government began relaxing this ban on 8 May 2020, with permission granted initially for domestic personal consumption only. From Monday 22 June restrictions on the sale of alcohol will be lifted. Uber has resumed services in Panama. Yellow taxis have a reduced presence, and do not operate on Sundays. The police and security forces are empowered to enforce restrictions on movements and events due to the current state of emergency. You should follow their instructions. Commercial businesses have been ordered to close, except for supermarkets, pharmacies, health clinics, fuel stations and other key businesses. Supermarkets can have no more than 50 people inside. The Panamanian government began relaxing these restrictions from 13 May 2020, and you should check the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/minsapma?lang=en] for the latest updates.

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    29.06.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to resume on 3 July (QCostaRica, 30.05.2020)
    Flights to Panama are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    *****

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 June. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    All domestic flights have been suspended until 22 June.
    On 19 March 2020, the Panamanian Government began establishing sanitary cordons in different provinces of the country, including Panama City, with checkpoints in various locations. The Panamanian Government may change suddenly the provinces with sanitary cordons, and may introduce other restrictions on movement. You should avoid any unnecessary travel to and from any of the areas included in sanitary cordons. If you urgently need to travel, you will need to show ID and proof of your reason for needing to cross the checkpoint in order to pass, such as evidence of your flight out of Panama. Local authorities may also impose similar restrictions on movement. From 8 June, unless you fall under one of the quarantine exemptions, only women are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and only men are permitted to leave their homes/accommodation on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On those days, you are allowed to leave your homes/accommodation to shop for food and medication for one hour (with a half hour grace period either side) according to the last digit of your passport (although please see below for men with passports ending with 4, 5 or 6 for Saturdays). People over the age of 60 and people with disabilities can shop between 7am and 10am, according to their sex, but regardless of their ID/passport number. You should not leave your accommodation outside of these times unless it is an emergency or you fall under one of the limited exemptions.
    Children are allowed to be taken out by their parent or guardian during the adult’s allotted hour (based on the last number of the ID). There is a total quarantine from 5pm on Saturdays to 5am on Mondays and no one should leave their homes/accommodation during these times.
    Elsewhere, a curfew is in place and you must remain in your homes/accommodation between 7pm and 5am unless you fall under one of the exemptions (eg to access emergency medical care, to travel to a flight or if you work in an exempted industry).
    Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) will open with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres. The Panamanian Ministry of Health has specified that the relaxation in measures does not include social activity in groups, cultural activities, celebrations, beach visits, contact sports or any activity that does not respect social distancing. Children will only be able to leave their homes from 4 pm – 7 pm if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The wearing of masks outside of your accommodation is compulsory nationwide. On 25 March 2020 the distribution, sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks was banned for the duration of the national state of emergency.

    *****Relaxation Measures
    The Panamanian government began relaxing this ban on 8 May 2020, with permission granted initially for domestic personal consumption only. Limits per person are imposed on the sale of alcohol. However, different local authorities across the country are maintaining the total ban. Uber has resumed services in Panama. Yellow taxis have a reduced presence, and do not operate on Sundays. The police and security forces are empowered to enforce restrictions on movements and events due to the current state of emergency. Commercial businesses have been ordered to close, except for supermarkets, pharmacies, health clinics, fuel stations and other key businesses. Supermarkets can have no more than 50 people inside. The Panamanian government began relaxing these restrictions from 13 May 2020, and you should check the Panamanian Ministry of Health Twitter feed for the latest updates.

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    16.06.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to resume on 3 July (QCostaRica, 30.05.2020)
    Flights to Panama are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 June. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until 22 June. Weekend of 06-08June, the curfew will be extended for Panama Oeste and Panama provinces. On Saturday, June 6 curfew will begin at 5 p.m. and will last until Monday, June 8 at 5 a.m. Curfew for all other provinces remains from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning. MINSA also announced on June 4 that a health cordon has been declared in the district of Chiriqui Grande, and in the communities of Pantanal and Finca 1 in Changuinola, and Solución in Bocas del Toro. The Government of Panama still maintains security checkpoints on the roads and prohibits most interprovincial travel. On June 2, 2020, the Government of Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) published a resolution stating that anyone leaving their residence must be wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Any individual not wearing a mask is subject to possible detention and fine.
    The Government of Panama has implemented enhanced quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for further travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Schools and universities are closed nation-wide. Sporting events, festivals, and all gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned.

    Relaxation Measures:
    Starting June 1, the Government of Panama ended the quarantine with movement restrictions based on ID number and gender. The quarantine and two-hour movement windows were replaced by a curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, Monday through Sunday. Children are also free to move about from 4 pm to 7 pm, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caretaker. Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) will open with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres. The use of masks and social distancing are still required. This new flexibility does not permit social group activities, cultural events, festivals, visits to the beach, contact sports, or any other activity that violates social distancing.

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    05.06.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to resume on 3 July (QCostaRica, 30.05.2020)
    Flights to Panama are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 June. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until 22 June. A country-wide 24-hour curfew has been implemented. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase. Men are allowed to leave their residences for two hours at a time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to visit either the supermarket or the pharmacy. Women are permitted to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the same reasons. The hours of movement are determined by the last digit of an individual’s ID card or passport. Masks must be worn in public and no one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays.
    The Panamanian government announced on 11 May guidelines that businesses will have to adopt in order to reopen once restrictions are lifted.
    Outdoor physical exercises are allowed wearing masks, following social distancing and on the designated day and hour according to the ID card.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 1 June 2020, you must remain in your homes/accommodation between 7 pm and 5 am unless you fall under one of the exemptions (eg to access emergency medical care, to travel to a flight or if you work in an exempted industry).
    Places of worship, parks, sports facilities and social areas (including those of buildings and open air areas of private clubs, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, golf and other sporting activities that do not involve physical contact) will open with 25% capacity and social distancing of 2 metres.

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    03.06.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to resume on 3 July (QCostaRica, 30.05.2020)
    Flights to Panama are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 June. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until 22 June. A country-wide 24-hour curfew has been implemented. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase. Men are allowed to leave their residences for two hours at a time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to visit either the supermarket or the pharmacy. Women are permitted to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the same reasons. The hours of movement are determined by the last digit of an individual’s ID card or passport. Masks must be worn in public and no one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays.
    The Panamanian government announced on 11 May guidelines that businesses will have to adopt in order to reopen once restrictions are lifted. Restrictions will first be lifted for the e-commerce, mechanical workshops and fishing sectors starting 13 May.
    Outdoor physical exercises are allowed wearing masks, following social distancing and on the designated day and hour according to the ID card.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government to relax some measures beginning 1 June (Reuters, 26.05.2020)

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    01.06.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to Panama are suspended. – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 June. All domestic flights have been suspended until 22 May. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All international flights, arriving and departing, are suspended until 21 June.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel has ceased A country-wide 24-hour curfew has been implemented. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase. Men are allowed to leave their residences for two hours at a time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to visit either the supermarket or the pharmacy. Women are permitted to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the same reasons. The hours of movement are determined by the last digit of an individual’s ID card or passport. Masks must be worn in public and no one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays. The Panamanian government announced on 11 May guidelines that businesses will have to adopt in order to reopen once restrictions are lifted. Restrictions will first be lifted for the e-commerce, mechanical workshops and fishing sectors starting 13 May. Outdoor physical exercises are allowed wearing masks, following social distancing and on the designated day and hour according to the ID card.

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    19.05.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Aviation authority extends suspension of international flights to 22 June (Reuters, 15.05.2020) Flights to Panama are suspended. – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 21 June. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All international flights, arriving and departing, are suspended until 21 June.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel has ceased A country-wide 24-hour curfew has been implemented. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase. Men are allowed to leave their residences for two hours at a time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to visit either the supermarket or the pharmacy. Women are permitted to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the same reasons. The hours of movement are determined by the last digit of an individual’s ID card or passport. Masks must be worn in public and no one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays. The Panamanian government announced on 11 May guidelines that businesses will have to adopt in order to reopen once restrictions are lifted. Restrictions will first be lifted for the e-commerce, mechanical workshops and fishing sectors starting 13 May. Outdoor physical exercises are allowed wearing masks, following social distancing and on the designated day and hour according to the ID card

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    18.05.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to Panama are suspended. – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s borders are indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended until at least 22 May. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine. Humanitarian, cargo, and domestic flights can continue and are not subject to the flight suspension.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All international flights, arriving and departing, are suspended until 22 May.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel has ceased A country-wide 24-hour curfew has been implemented. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase. Men are allowed to leave their residences for two hours at a time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to visit either the supermarket or the pharmacy. Women are permitted to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the same reasons. The hours of movement are determined by the last digit of an individual’s ID card or passport. Masks must be worn in public and no one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays. The Panamanian government announced on 11 May guidelines that businesses will have to adopt in order to reopen once restrictions are lifted. Restrictions will first be lifted for the e-commerce, mechanical workshops and fishing sectors starting 13 May.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.iata.org/contentassets/9ed4302f84bb4657957a83c088a783bd/panama-ncov-measures.pdf https://pa.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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    12.05.2020
  • Panama (Panamá) Flights to Panama are suspended until 23 May 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    ›The country’s borders were indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents on 16 March.

    Outbound restrictions:

    ›All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended for 30 days, beginning 23 March.

    Airport Entry/Exit:Health screening and questionnaires at airports and ports of entry. Passengers who have been to China in the 30 days prior to
    arrival may be subject to increased screening. Any traveller displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately taken to the
    Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel has ceased
    A country wide curfew has been implemented since 17 March, and as of 30 March is 24 hours long. Individuals can only be outside the home for a maximum of two hours for food and/or medicine purchase. Men are allowed to leave their residences for two hours at a time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to visit either the supermarket or the pharmacy. Women are permitted to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the same reasons. The hours of movement are determined by the last digit of an individual’s ID card or passport. Masks must be worn in public and no one is permitted to leave their homes on Sundays.

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    10.05.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
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