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America > Panama: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 476 813

Active cases: 2 603

Recovered: 466 85

Deaths: 7 36

Vaccination count: 3 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-11-27

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
International flights to and from Panama have resumed.

All land and sea borders are closed.

Vaccinated travellers are exempt from all testing and quarantine requirements by showing proof of vaccination. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival.

Vaccines Approved for Use in Panama;
Pfizer/BioNTech, Gamaleya Sputnik V, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinovac

All other travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) taken within 72 hours before traveling to Panama or be tested at the airport at their expense.

If you're not full vaccinated and have visited a high-risk country https://www.tourismpanama.com/plan-your-vacation/advisories/ 14 days prior to your arrival in Panama, you are required to complete 72 hours of mandatory hotel quarantine. You'll be tested at the end of the 72 hour period to end quarantine. The cost of mandatory hotel is at your own expense.

Non-vaccinated travellers may need to quarantine at at a hotel for 14 days.

There is no a requirement to quarantine if arriving to Panama with negative PCR test results.

If arriving with a positive result, you will be required to quarantine for 7 days and take another test. A positive result will require additional 7 days of quarantine.

Arrivals from high-risk countries will be quarantined for at least 3 days.

Movement restrictions, which vary by province, are in place across the country. Panama has temporarily closed its border via river, sea and land with Colombia Fines for non-compliance run from $US50 to $US1,000.

Wear a face mask when outside, in public spaces and on public transport. Maintain social distancing.

To enter Panama, you must complete an electronic health affidavit online https://www.panamadigital.gob.pa/RegistroPacoViajero (available in English). You'll need to show the QR code generated by the online affidavit at the airport.

Tests: Negative PCR test required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-11-23.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
As of Sept. 29, authorities in Panama have eased domestic restrictions, while maintaining most previously imposed travel restrictions unchanged due to a continuous decline in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.

Domestic RestrictionsA nightly 01:00-04:00 curfew remains in place in multiple locations, but it has been lifted in the following areas:

Cocle Province

Herrera Province

Los Santos Province

Veraguas Province

District of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro Province

District of Ola in the Cocle Province

Districts of Alanje, Boqueron, Gualaca, Remedios, Renacimiento, San Felix, San Lorenzo, Tierras Altas, and Tole in Chiriqui Province

Districts of Chagres, Omar Torrijos, and Portobelo in Colon Province

Districts of Pinogana and Santa Fe in Darien Province

District of San Miguelito, and the Metropolitan Region of Panama City, in Panama Province

District of Capira in Panama Oeste Province

Nonessential businesses in regions subject to the curfew must close one hour before curfew hours begin. Most nonessential businesses may operate with certain capacity limits. All businesses must comply with strict sanitation, hygiene, and social distancing protocols, including ensuring that staff and customers use protective facemasks and adhere to social distancing rules. Most large gatherings remain banned, and attendance at some larger events, including sporting competitions, is allowed only for fully vaccinated individuals.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 50 people prohibited.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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