Panama Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Panama – updated 17 September, 2020

  • Commercial flights and entry for tourism is banned until at least 22 September, and this date may be extended further
  • Only nationals and residents of Panama can enter the country with a valid residency document, and a negative COVID-19 test certificate obtained no more than 96 hours before departure
  • Nationals and residents must self-isolate for 14 days at home
  • At the airport, you will be asked to sign a health declaration, and may require quarantine in a government sanctioned facility
  • Curfews are in place, and hours differ depending on where you are. For the latest information, see the Panama government's COVID-19 website
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory nationwide.

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