COVID-19 Panama Information

Any U.S. citizen in Panama requesting travel assistance to return to the United States should send an email to PanamaCityUSCitizen@state.gov View the U.S. Embassy in Panama’s most recent Alerts & Messages Index: Panama-Specific Information Exit and Entry Requirements Movement Restrictions Quarantine Information COVID-19 Testing Transportation Options Fines for Non-Compliance Consular Operations Local Resources Other Links COVID-19 Information Last updated: 11/23/20   Country-Specific Information:   On November 22, the Panamanian Ministry of Health confirmed 154,783 total cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The Centers for Disease Control ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (November 16, 2020)

Location: Panama The Government of Panama has declared a State of Environmental Emergency in the provinces of Colon, Darien, and Los Santos and in the comarcas of Guna Yala, Madugandi, Embera, Wouanaan, and Wargandi due to Hurricane Iota.  Currently a Category 5 hurricane, Iota is expected to make landfall in Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday ... Read More»

U.S. Support for Digital Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

KEY POINTS As countries, companies, and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean turn to digital communications to plan and build their networks of the future, including 5G, the United States is working closely with partners throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to promote digital-driven growth and realize the region’s tremendous potential, while promoting security, ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (November 11, 2020) 

Events:  Movement Restrictions and Closure in Sona and San Francisco  Beginning today, November 11, the movement restrictions in Sona and San Francisco, in the province of Veraguas, are changed as follows:  Beaches, rivers, and hot springs are closed;  Curfew is from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., Monday through Friday;  Sunday quarantine begins at 7:00 p.m. ... Read More»

Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Central and South America to Advance the Clean Network and Strengthen Cooperation on Environment

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, and the Dominican Republic November 7-17, 2020.  During the trip, Under Secretary Krach will meet with government officials and business leaders to discuss the rapidly growing Clean Network, 5G security issues, environmental collaboration, and shared ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Veterans and Military Families Month, 2020

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION Issued on: October 30, 2020 Our Nation’s service members — past and present — and their families represent the very best of America. Motivated by patriotism and love of country, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Space Warfighters serve at home and abroad with professionalism, ingenuity, integrity, and devotion. Their families ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (November 5, 2020)

Location: Chiriqui Province   Hurricane Eta has caused significant flooding, mudslides, and road damage in Chiriqui Province, particularly in the Tierras Altas district and towns of Cerro Punta, Paso Ancho, and Volcan.  The road from David, Chiriqui to Changuinola, Bocas del Toro has been severely damaged and is currently closed.  Panama’s National Civil Protection Agency (SINAPROC) is monitoring the situation on the ground and working to assist individuals in the affected areas.    For updated information, please check SINAPROC’s  website  and  social media feeds  and continue to ... Read More»

Panama’s Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 On behalf of the government of the United States and the American people, it is my pleasure to greet the people of Panama as you celebrate your 117th Independence Day. Panama is one of our most important partners in advancing regional security, democracy, and prosperity.  Our ... Read More»

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

U.S. Department Of State Office Of The Spokesperson Statement By Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson November 1, 2020 A free press is essential to an informed citizenry. A vigorous press can, for instance, expose corruption, shine a light on human rights abuses, and provide the public essential information during crises. In many places, journalists fulfilling this necessary role risk attacks by authoritarian regimes and criminal organizations seeking to clamp down on press freedom and freedom of ... Read More»

The American Battle Monuments Commission reopened its cemetery located in Panama

ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 23, 2020) —  The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is pleased to announce the reopening of its Panama site. ABMC officials encourage potential guests to visit ABMC.gov for the cemetery’s operational updates and prepare to adhere to the new visitation restrictions and health and safety requirements.  As of Oct. 21, 2020, Corozal American Cemetery (CZAC), Panama, is open to the public. However, the visitor building and restrooms will remain closed to the public. Additionally, guided tours are not available.   Access to the cemetery grounds ... Read More»

Travel Advisory for Panama – Level 3:  Reconsider Travel 

On October 26, the State Department changed its Travel Advisory for Panama from Level 4:  Do Not Travel to Level 3:  Reconsider Travel.  The Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to read the full travel advisory at travel.state.gov or on the Embassy webpage at pa.usembassy.gov .    The decision to change the Travel Advisory reflects several recent developments related ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (October 15, 2020)

Events:  Change in Movement Restrictions  Beginning Saturday, October 17, the province of Chiriqui and the district of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro will no longer have Saturday quarantine.  Curfews will remain unchanged in the rest of Panama.  Monday through Friday the curfew starts at 11:00 p.m and is lifted at 5:00 a.m., with quarantine from Saturday at ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (October 9, 2020)

Events:  Additional Economic Reopening, Resumption of Commercial Aviation, and Change in Movement Restrictions  Beginning on October 12, curfews will remain unchanged in all of Panama except the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriquí.  In Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui curfew will be from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday, with a weekend quarantine from Friday at 7:00 p.m. until Monday at 5:00 a.m.  The province of Colon ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (October 7, 2020)

Location: Panama   Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights   The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available. Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket. Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited. Once in the ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Counselor Ulrich Brechbuhl Donates 50 ventilators to Counter COVID-19 in Panama

Panama City, October 7, 2020.– The Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, Thomas Ulrich Brechbuhl, is visiting Panama as part of a trip to Latin America, where he is also visiting Mexico and Uruguay. During his visit to Panama, Minister Ulrich will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alejandro Ferrer, to discuss COVID-19 cooperation and ... Read More»

Counselor Brechbuhl’s Travel to Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay

Department of State Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, Panama City, Panama, and Montevideo, Uruguay, October 6-9, 2020. In Mexico, Counselor Brechbuhl will meet with Foreign Minister Ebrard to discuss Mexico’s continued commitment to addressing irregular migration, economic integration, and the need for Mexico to comply with its water treaty obligations.  The Counselor will ... Read More»

China’s Environmental Abuses

Beijing is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases; the largest source of marine debris; the worst perpetrators of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and the world’s largest consumer of trafficked wildlife and timber products.  While the Chinese people have suffered the worst environmental impacts of its actions, Beijing also threatens the global economy and global health by unsustainably exploiting natural resources and exporting its willful disregard for the environment through its One Belt One Road initiative.  Tragically, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (October 5, 2020)

Location: Panama          Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights          The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (October 2, 2020)

Location: Panama          Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights          The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 30, 2020)

Location: Panama          Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights          The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ballots to reach ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 28, 2020)

Location: Panama          Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights          The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 25, 2020)

Location: Panama          Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights          The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 25, 2020)

Events:  Resumption of Routine American Citizen Services and Additional Economic Reopening   The U.S. Embassy in Panama will resume scheduling routine American Citizen Services. Staffing is still reduced due to pandemic precautions, and there will be a limited number of interviews scheduled per week. Please go to our website, https://pa.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/, to schedule your appointment.    If you need ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 23,  2020)  

Location: Panama          Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights          The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 23, 2020)

Location: Panama        Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights        The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 23, 2020)

Event:  Extension of Airport Closure   On September 23, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 19 days through October 11.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place.  Tocumen International Airport continues to operate as a Humanitarian Mini-Hub.   Actions to Take:     Consult the  CDC website  for the most up-to-date information.    ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Panamanian President Cortizo

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: September 21, 2020. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo. Secretary Pompeo commended President Cortizo on the results that our joint U.S.-Panamanian security cooperation continues to deliver on counter-narcotics efforts. The Secretary reiterated support for Panama’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 21, 2020)

Location: Panama        Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights        The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 18, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights   The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the ... Read More»

Consular Announcement: Extension in the validity of non-immigrant visa payment

The U.S. Mission to Panama understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible.  In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 16, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 14, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket. Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited. Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 14, 2020)

Event: Changes to Movement Restrictions Beginning September 14 On August 25, the Government of Panama announced plans to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on September 7. 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 ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 11, 2020)

  Event: Remembering 9/11 and Announcing Changes to Movement Restrictions Beginning September 14 The American flag is flying at half-staff today. Please take time to watch this video and remember those we lost in the attacks of 9/11. On August 25, the Government of Panama announced plans to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on September ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 11, 2020)

  Location: Panama Event: Remembering 9/11 and Announcing Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The American flag is flying at half-staff today. Please take time to watch this video and remember those we lost in the attacks of 9/11. The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 9, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket. Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited. Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 4, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 4, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Upcoming Economic Reopening   On August 25, the Government of Panama  announced plans  to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on September 7.  The plan is conditional upon meeting certain criteria regarding the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Panama.  For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the  Ministry of the Presidency .    On September 7 ... Read More»

2 simple steps for U.S. citizens overseas to vote from anywhere

Are you living or working outside the States? No matter where you are, you can vote.    If you’re a U.S. citizen living abroad, you can have your absentee ballots sent to you this election year. Here’s how:    Register to vote and request your ballot. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  and send it to your election office as soon as possible for the General Election ... Read More»

United States Facilitates Taiwan Donation of 50 U.S.-Manufactured Ventilators to Panama through Local Foundation

Panama City, 2 September 2020.- U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stewart Tuttle participated in a donation ceremony of 50 U.S.-manufactured ventilators from Taiwan to the people of Panama, through the Manuel Cohen Mazan Foundation. The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Health headquarters, since the ventilators will be distributed in public hospitals to support COVID-19 patients’ ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 2, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) October 2020

Due to the extraordinary and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the October 2020 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) will not be offered in Panama. In lieu of a Panama-based test, you can register for FSOT At-Home Online Proctored Testing (OnVUE) available for October 2020. For more information, test, and registration dates for future FSOTs, please refer to:  https://home.pearsonvue.com/fsot Have you ever ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (September 1, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches English Program for Aeronaval Service Personnel

Panama City, August 31, 2020.- The U.S. Embassy in Panama, through its Regional English Language Office, is launching a 16-week English language program exclusively for Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) personnel. This program will enhance the English skills of over 30 members of SENAN, reinforcing the staff’s capacity to safely protect Panama’s airspace and territorial waters. An English ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Donates COVID-19 Prevention Equipment to Panama’s National Police

Panama City, 31 August 2020.- Today, U.S. Embassy in Panama Chief of Mission Stewart Tuttle visited Panama’s National Police headquarters to donate Panama’s National Police 45 air purifiers, in a ceremony attended by National Police Director Jorge Miranda. These 45 air purifiers, which in total cost $35,525, will be placed in National Police facilities to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 31, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 28, 2020)

Location: Panama     Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea

U.S Department of Commerce Press Releases August 26, 2020   The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea. Despite protests from ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 26, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 26, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Upcoming Changes to Movement Restrictions   On August 25, the Government of Panama  announced plans  to reduce movement restrictions and open up additional economic sectors, starting on September 7.  The plan is conditional upon meeting certain criteria regarding the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Panama.  For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the  Ministry of the Presidency .     ... Read More»

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea. We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 25, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Delivers 6,600 COVID-19 Tests to Hospitals

Panama, August 24, 2020. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stewart Tuttle delivered 1,600 COVID-19 test kits to the Nicolas Solano Hospital in Panama Oeste province. This contribution is part of the more than $4 million in assistance the United States has provided to support Panama’s response to COVID-19. “It tough times like these, it’s good to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 21, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report – Closure of Airport Extended   On August 21, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights, originally announced on March 26, for an additional 30 days beginning August 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place. For additional information about ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 21, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     At present, there are no approved humanitarian flights to the United States.  The Embassy is continuing its efforts to identify future flights.  However, it is most likely that they will be with the same airlines and the same routes.  The Embassy shares information on all confirmed humanitarian flights, but ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 21, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders     Effective August 24, 2020, The Government of Panama will end the movement restrictions in Panama and Panama Oeste that previously permitted adults to go outside during a two-hour period determined by cedula or passport number.  This will now be replaced by a curfew from 7:00pm until 5:00am, Monday through Friday. Sunday remains a day of total ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 19, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Remarks of U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at Ventilators Donation Ceremony in Panama 

Good morning.  It is great to be here in Panama, a nation with which the United States shares a deep, mutual commitment to promoting security, prosperity, and democratic governance across the Western Hemisphere.  We have a long history of friendship between our two nations.  I bring you greetings from the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  Today, on behalf of President Trump, I am proud to donate 50 U.S-made ventilators and other medical resources to the Government of Panama to bolster its COVID-19 response.  These donations are in addition to the more than $4 million we have already given in health and humanitarian assistance to support Panama’s COVID-19 response.  True friends are there for each other when times get tough. Thanks to China, unfortunately, these ... Read More»

National Security Advisor Visits Panama to Reinforce Partnership to Address COVID-19

Panama City, August 17, 2020.- U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien visited Panama to fulfill a promise made by President Trump to work together with Panama, one of our strongest regional partners, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has provided $4.4 million in assistance to support Panama’s response to COVID-19. O’Brien was joined ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 17, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

U.S.- Panama Task Force to Combat Money Laundering and Corruption

Panama City, August 14, 2020.- The United States and Panama have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Corruption Task Force. The Task Force consists of Panamanian prosecutors, law enforcement, and regulatory officials who will be trained and advised by personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The United States plans to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 14, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 12, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 10, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 7, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders The U.S. Embassy in Panama will no longer send regular Health Alerts. Instead we encourage you to read the country-specific travel advisories for Panama, and our COVID-19 Information page. The following information is found on our COVID-19 Information page. Please check this page regularly for updates on the conditions ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 7, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket. Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited. Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Travel Advisory for Panama – Level 4: Do not travel

The State Department has lifted the Global Level 4 Travel Advisory and advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.      Do not travel to Panama due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Read the Department of ... Read More»

2 simple steps for U.S. citizens overseas to vote from anywhere

Are you living or working outside the states? No matter where you are, you can vote.   If you’re a U.S. citizen living abroad, you can have your absentee ballots sent to you this election year. Here’s how:   Register to vote and request your ballot. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  and send it to your election office as soon as possible for the General ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 4, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 4, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (August 3, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     At present, there are no approved humanitarian flights to the United States.  The Embassy is continuing its efforts to identify future flights.  However, it is most likely that they will be with the same airlines and the same routes.  The Embassy shares information on all confirmed humanitarian flights, but ... Read More»

On China’s Predatory Fishing Practices in the Galápagos

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE August 2, 2020 -The People’s Republic of China subsidizes the world’s largest commercial fishing fleet, which routinely violates the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states, fishes without permission, and overfishes licensing agreements. Given this unfortunate record of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, rule-breaking, and willful environmental degradation, it ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 31, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     At present, there are no approved humanitarian flights to the United States.  The Embassy is continuing its efforts to identify future flights.  However, it is most likely that they will be with the same airlines and the same routes.  The Embassy shares information on all confirmed humanitarian flights, but ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 31, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders     On July 30, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 64,191cases of COVID-19.    On July 21, the Government of Panama announced total quarantine in the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriqui on Saturdays and Sundays.  The curfew from Monday through Friday remains from 7pm until 5am.     Effective July 17, MINSA established new quarantine hours for the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 29, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified one approved, upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 27, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 24, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 22, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 22, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On July 21, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 55,153 cases of COVID-19. On July 21, the Government of Panama announced total quarantine in the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriqui on Saturdays and Sundays.  The curfew from Monday through Friday remains from 7pm until 5am. Beginning ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 21, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified a newly approved humanitarian flight to the United States.  Currently, there are three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 20, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 20, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On July 19, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 53,468 cases of COVID-19. On July 17, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger and domestic charter flights, originally announced on March 26, for an additional 30 days beginning July 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 17, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders     On July 16, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 50,373 cases of COVID-19.     Beginning July 20 in the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste, private sector employees are required to enter their places of employment by no later than 8:00am. Public sector employees are required to enter by no ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 17, 2020)

Location: Panama      Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights     The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 15, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified six upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 15, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report – New Quarantine Measures in Panama and Panama Oeste Provinces and Staggered Work Start Times Nationwide On July 14, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 48,096 cases of COVID-19. Beginning July 20, private sector employees are required to enter their places of employment by no later than 8:00am. Public sector employees ... Read More»

Acting Chief of Mission Philip Laidlaw Departs Post

Acting Chief of Mission Philip Laidlaw departed Panama on Wednesday, ending his six-month assignment as interim Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy. Chargé Laidlaw led the Embassy through the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent pandemic, working diligently to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens and to support Panama’s efforts to manage the health crisis. He will be detailed to U.S. Special Operations Command in Florida where he will ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 14, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 13, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 10, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights   The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, all domestic travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.   The upcoming humanitarian flights ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 10, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders   On July 9, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 42,216 cases of COVID-19.   On July 8, MINSA announced that Green Frog brand alcohol gel has been pulled from the market due to the content of toxic methanol.  To report the sale or distribution of this product, call 512-9163 or 512-9170.    On June 7, MINSA published a resolution regarding movement restrictions in the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 9, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified six upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 8, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified seven upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel as hotel options may be limited.  Once in the United States, ... Read More»

Two Defendants Charged for Their Role in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Former High-Ranking Government Official in Panama

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Two Defendants Charged for Their Role in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Former High-Ranking Government Official in Panama. Individuals Facilitated $28 Million in Bribes from Odebrecht S.A. to the Official. WASHINGTON, July 6th, 2020. – A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Luis Enrique ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 7, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified 10 upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by Copa Airlines (flight numbers CM4963, CM4974, CM4957, CM4955, and CM4982), United Airlines (both flights are number UA2417), and Spirit Airlines (all flights are number NK6511).  The flights are scheduled for July 9, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 6, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Report from Presidential Advisory Health Council on Panama’s COVID-19 Crisis In the interest of keeping the U.S. citizen community in Panama informed, the U.S. Embassy has translated the report by Panama’s Presidential Advisory Health Council on the COVID-19 crisis.  This report was distributed on July 3.  We continue to strongly recommend that ... Read More»

Presidential Advisory Health Council on Panama’s COVID-19 crisis.

In the interest of keeping the U.S. citizen community in Panama informed, the U.S. Embassy has translated the report by Panama’s Presidential Advisory Health Council on the COVID-19 crisis. This report was distributed on July 3. We continue to strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens present in Panama closely follow health statements from the Government ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 6, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified seven upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by Copa Airlines (flight numbers CM4983 and CM4982), United Airlines (both flights are number UA2417), and Spirit Airlines (all flights are number NK6511).  The flights are scheduled for July 8, 9, 10, 14, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 5, 2020)

Location: Panama  Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights  The Embassy has identified six upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by Copa Airlines (flights numbers CM4983 and CM4982), United Airlines (flight number UA2417), and Spirit Airlines (flight number NK6511).  The flights are scheduled for July 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, and 20.  There ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 4, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified six upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by Copa Airlines (flights numbers CM4983 and CM4982), United Airlines (flight number UA2417), and Spirit Airlines (flight number NK6511).  The flights are scheduled for July 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, and 20.  There ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 3, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by United Airlines (flight number UA2417) and are scheduled for July 10 and 17.  There are no additional confirmed flights with available seats at this time, so if you desire to return to ... Read More»

Message from the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. on the Independence Day of the United States

Panama City, July 3, 2020. -Each year on July 4 we celebrate Independence Day in the United States of America, the date in 1776 the thirteen colonies declared themselves independent from the British Crown.  This year in particular, I have been struck by the words of the preamble of the Declaration of Independence:    “We ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 2, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by United Airlines (flight number UA2417) and are scheduled for July 10 and 17.  There are no additional confirmed flights with available seats at this time, so if you desire to return to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (July 1, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The flights are operated by United Airlines (flight number UA2417) and are scheduled for July 10 and 17.  There are no additional confirmed flights with available seats at this time, so if you desire to return to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 30, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The first flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  The other two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight number UA2417) and are scheduled for July 10 and 17. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 29, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The first flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  The other two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight number UA2417) and are scheduled for July 10 and 17. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 29, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available.  The flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  There are no additional confirmed flights with available seats at this time, so if you desire to return to the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 28, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available. The flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1. There are no additional confirmed flights with available seats at this time, so if you desire to return to the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 27, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available. The flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1. There are no additional confirmed flights with available seats at this time, so if you desire to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 26, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On June 25, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 29,037 cases of COVID-19. On June 17, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days through July 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 26, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The first flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  The second flight is operated by Spirit Airlines and is scheduled for July 2 (flight number NK6511).  There are no ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 25, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The first flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  The second flight is operated by Spirit Airlines and is scheduled for July 2 (flight number NK6511).  There are no ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 24, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified four upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The first flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  The three other flights are operated by Spirit Airlines and are scheduled for June 25, July 2, and July 9 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 23, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The first flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM9234) and is scheduled for July 1.  The two other flights are operated by Spirit Airlines and are scheduled for July 2 and July 9 (flight number ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 23, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 22, 2020)

Location: Panama   Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight  At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department of State ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 21, 2020)

Location: Panama   Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department of State ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 20, 2020)

Location: Panama  Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 19, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 19, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On June 18, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 23,351 cases of COVID-19. On June 17, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days through July 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 18, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 17, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation – Airport Closure Extended On June 17, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days through July 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place. On June 16, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 21,962 cases ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 17, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available. The flight is operated by Spirit Airlines (flight number NK 6511) and is scheduled for June 25.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire to return to the United States, it ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 17, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 16, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 15, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. The flight is operated by United Airlines (flight number UA 2417) and is scheduled for June 19.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire to return to the United States, it ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 14, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. The flight is operated by United Airlines (flight number UA 2417) and is scheduled for June 19.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire to return to the United States, it is important to book immediately.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 13, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available. The flight is operated by United Airlines (flight number UA 2417) and is scheduled for June 19.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire to return to the United States, it is important to book immediately.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 12, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On June 11, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 18,586 cases of COVID-19. MINSA also announced on June 11 that a health cordon has been declared in the community of Iber-Gun, in the township of Cristobal, Colon Province. Effective June 8, Panama’s National Immigration Service opened and started a 90-day ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 12, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  One operated by United Airlines (flight number UA 2417) and is scheduled for June 19, the other is operated by Copa (flight number CM 4982) and is scheduled for June 20.  There are no additional flights planned ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 11, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight numbers UA 3010 and UA 2417) and are scheduled for June 12 and June 19.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 10, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight numbers UA 3010 and UA 2417) and are scheduled for June 12 and June 19.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 9, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two upcoming humanitarian flights with seats available.  The two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight numbers UA 3010 and UA 2417) and are scheduled for June 12 and June 19.  There are no additional flights planned at this time, so if you desire ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 8, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Three Month Extension of Migratory Status for Foreigners in Panama Panama’s National Immigration Service (SNM) is now open and taking new applications and appointments, but due to rules established by Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA), will only be operating at 25% capacity. Effective today, June 8, SNM started a 90-day period during ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 8, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation – Return to Quarantine in Panama Oeste and Panama Provinces On June 7, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 16,425 cases of COVID-19. On June 7, MINSA published a resolution regarding movement restrictions in the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste.  These provinces will return to movement restrictions based on gender and ID ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 8, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights.  The first two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight numbers UA 3010 and UA 2417) and are scheduled for June 12 and June 19.  The third flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM 4982), and is scheduled ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 7, 2020)

Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights.  The first two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight numbers UA 3010 and UA 2417) and are scheduled for June 12 and June 19.  The third flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM 4982), and is scheduled for June ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 7, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation – Return to Quarantine in Panama Oeste and Panama Provinces  On June 6, the government announced that the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste will return to movement restrictions based on gender and ID number, starting on June 8.  Gender restrictions allow for movements as follows: Women:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Men:  Tuesday and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 6, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified three upcoming humanitarian flights.  The first two flights are operated by United Airlines (flight numbers UA 3010 and UA 2417) and are scheduled for June 12 and June 19.  The third flight is operated by Copa Airlines (flight number CM 4982), and is scheduled ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 5, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 4, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 3, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 2, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available, operated by Spirit Airlines (flight number – NK6511), scheduled for June 3.  There are not many seats left, so if you desire to return to the United States, it is important to book immediately.  Any traveler with ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (June 1, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified one upcoming humanitarian flight with seats available, operated by Spirit Airlines (flight number – NK6511), scheduled for June 3.  There are not many seats left, so if you desire to return to the United States, it is important to book immediately.  Any traveler with ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 31, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    The Embassy has identified an additional flight, operated by Copa Airlines (flight number – CM4050), scheduled for June 10.  The flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 30, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    The Embassy has identified an additional flight, operated by Copa Airlines (flight number – CM4050), scheduled for June 10.  The flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should carefully plan their onward travel ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 29, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified an additional flight, operated by Copa Airlines (flight number – CM4050), scheduled for June 10.  The flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 28, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified an additional flight, operated by Copa Airlines (flight number – CM4050), scheduled for June 10.  The flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 27, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two additional flights, operated by Spirit Airlines (both with the same flight number – NK6511), scheduled for June 3 and June 10.  The flights will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 26, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two additional flights, operated by Spirit Airlines (both with the same flight number – NK6511), scheduled for June 3 and June 10.  The flights will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 25, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two additional flights, operated by Spirit Airlines (both with the same flight number – NK6511), scheduled for June 3 and June 10.  The flights will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 24, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    The Embassy has identified two additional flights, operated by Spirit Airlines (both with the same flight number – NK6511), scheduled for June 3 and June 10.  The flights will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is eligible to purchase a ticket.  Travelers should ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 23, 2020)

Location: Panama     Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 22, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 21, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 10,116 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 22, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified two additional flights, operated by United Airlines (flight numbers – UA 3014 and UA 2417), scheduled for May 27 and June 3.  The flights will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 22, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) June 2020

Due to the extraordinary and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 2020 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) has been temporarily postponed. For new test and registration dates for the next FSOT to be offered, please refer to: https://home.pearsonvue.com/fsot Have you ever wanted to become a diplomat for the U.S. government? Here is your opportunity! ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 21, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 20, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 19, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy has identified an additional flight, operated by Copa Airlines (flight number – CM 4050), scheduled for May 25.  The flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 19, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 18, 2020)

Location: Panama Event:  Humanitarian Flights Require Approval by the Government of Panama The Embassy is aware that United airlines is offering tickets for a flight on May 27.  The Embassy has received no indication that this flight has been approved by the Panamanian government.  We will continue to notify U.S. citizens in Panama of all ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 18, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 17, 2020)

Location: Panama   Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight  At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 16, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 15, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days until June 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place. On May 15, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 9,268 cases of COVID-19. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 16, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 15, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 14, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 9,118 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 15, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

2 simple steps for U.S. citizens overseas to vote from anywhere

Living across the pond? Working outside the states? No matter where you are, you can vote. If you’re a U.S. citizen living abroad, you can have your absentee ballots sent to you this election year. Here’s how: Register to vote and request your ballot. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and send it to your election office by August 1 (or ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 14, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 13, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 8,944 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 14, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 13, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights    At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department of State ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 13, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders   On May 12, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 8,783 cases of COVID-19.   MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public.   During the nationwide movement restrictions, the Embassy encourages everyone to prepare ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 12, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 11, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 8,616 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 12, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 11, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 10, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 8,448 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 11, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 10), 2020)

Location: Panama     Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights    At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.  As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.   There is no guarantee that the Department of State ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 10, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders   On May 8, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On May 9, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 8,282 cases of COVID-19.   MINSA reminds citizens and residents of ... Read More»

Readout of the President’s call with Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo

Washington D.C, May 9, 2020.- Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen of Panama regarding the two countries’ ongoing efforts to confront the coronavirus pandemic and protect the health and safety of their respective citizens. President Trump affirmed his support for the Government of Panama, offered resources to help support critical care ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 9, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights   The Embassy has identified two flights, both operated by Spirit Airlines (both with the same flight number – NK 6511), scheduled for May 15 and 19.  Each flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is eligible to purchase a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 9, 2020)  

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders   On May 8, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On May 8, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 8,070 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 8, 2020)

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flights   The Embassy has identified two flights, both operated by Spirit Airlines (both with the same flight number – NK 6511), scheduled for May 15 and 19.  Each flight will have a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is eligible to purchase a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 8, 2020) 

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On May 7, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes. For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On May 7, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 7,868 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 7, 2020) 

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 6, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 7,731 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. During the nationwide ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 7, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 6, 2020) 

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 5, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 7,523 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. During the nationwide ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 6, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 5, 2020) 

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 4, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 7,387 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. During the nationwide ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 5, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Update: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States remains the largest single country donor to the response efforts globally, building on decades of leadership in life-saving ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 4, 2020) 

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On May 3, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 7,197 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. During the nationwide ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 4, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 3, 2020)

Location: Panama     Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight  At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 3, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 30, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes. For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On May 2, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 7,090 cases ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 2, 2020)

Location: Panama   Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight  At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 2, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 30, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes. For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On May 1, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 6,720 cases ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 1, 2020) 

Location: Panama       Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight      At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 1, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders   On April 30, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes. For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On April 30, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 6,532 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 30, 2020) 

Location: Panama    Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight   The Embassy has identified one flight, operated by Spirit Airlines (NK 6511), scheduled for May 8 with a limited number of seats available.  Any traveler with the appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama is eligible to purchase a ticket.     NOTE – There are no other planned flights.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 30, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 29, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 6,378 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 29, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 28, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 6,200 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 28, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 27, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 6,021 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 27, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 26, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 5,779 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 26, 2020) 

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders   On April 23, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On April 25, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 5,538 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 25, 2020) 

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders   On April 23, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On April 24, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 5,338 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 24, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders   On April 23, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On April 23, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 5,166 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 23, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 22, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,992 cases of COVID-19. On April 21, the Municipal Council of the City of Panama passed a new decree stating that anyone leaving their residence must be wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth.  Panamanian National Police and Municipal Police will ... Read More»

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2020 SUSPENSION OF ENTRY OF IMMIGRANTS WHO PRESENT A RISK TO THE UNITED STATES LABOR MARKET DURING THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOLLOWING THE 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 22, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 20, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days through May 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place. On April 21, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,821 cases of COVID-19. MINSA ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 21, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 20, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days through May 22.  The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place. On April 20, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,658 cases of COVID-19. MINSA ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Erik Paul Bethel to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Panama.

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Erik Paul Bethel, of Florida, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Panama. Panama City, April 20, 2020. Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Erik Bethel as Ambasssador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 20, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 19, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,467 cases of COVID-19.  MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 19, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 16, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On April 18, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,273 cases of COVID-19.  MINSA reminds citizens and residents of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 18, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 16, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On April 17, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,210 cases of COVID-19.  MINSA reminds citizens and residents of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 17, 2020) 

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders  On April 16, the Government of Panama announced that both Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.  On April 16, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 4,016 cases of COVID-19.   MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 16, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 15, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 3,751 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 15, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 14, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 3,574 cases of COVID-19.  MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela

U.S Department of State Office of the Spokesperson March 31, 2020   Full return of all members of the National Assembly (AN); Supreme Court (TSJ) lifts order of contempt and restores all powers to the AN, including immunities for deputies; National Constituent Assembly (ANC) is dissolved. The U.S. lifts sanctions imposed on ANC members due ... Read More»

Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo April 8, 2020   Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 14, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders On April 13, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 3,472 cases of COVID-19.  MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 13, 2020) 

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders    On April 12, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 3,400 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public.      On April 1, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 11, 2020) 

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report, and Reminders     Panama’s President Cortizo announced that both Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend.   On April 10,  Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 2,974 cases of COVID-19.     MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 10, 2020)

Location: Panama   Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight    At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 10, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders Panama’s President Cortizo announced that both Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On April 9, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 2, 752 cases of COVID-19.  MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 9, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 9, 2020)

Event:  Increased Movement Restrictions, COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders Panama’s President Cortizo announced that both Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, will be full quarantine whereby no one can leave their homes.  For now, the inclusion of Saturday only applies to this weekend. On April 8, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 2,528 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 8, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 7, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 2,249 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also recommends the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 8, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 7, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance may become more limited or even unavailable.  There is no guarantee that the Department ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 7, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 6, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 2,100 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also recommends the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 6, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy is working on evacuation options via commercially operated humanitarian flights for any qualified traveler with appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama.  There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There is one flight operated by Spirit Airlines (NK ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 6, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders On April 5, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 1,988 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also recommends the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 5, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders  On April 4, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 1,801 cases of COVID-19. MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also recommends the use of masks, even homemade ones, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 5, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Commercial Humanitarian Flight The Embassy is working on  evacuation options via commercially operated humanitarian flights for any qualified traveler with appropriate passport/visa to permit entry into the United States who wishes to depart Panama.  There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There is one flight operated by Spirit Airlines ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 4, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminders    On April 3, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 1,673 cases of COVID-19.    On April 1, the government expanded movement restrictions based on gender.  Individuals will be permitted to circulate during the same hours determined by ID number as set forth in previous decrees.  However, the expanded restrictions only allow for movements as follows:     Women:  Monday, Wednesday, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 3, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder On April 2, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 1,475 cases of COVID-19. On April 1, the government expanded movement restrictions based on gender.  Individuals will be permitted to circulate during the same hours determined by ID number as set forth in previous decrees.  However, the expanded restrictions only allow for movements as ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 2, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Cancellation of April 4 and 5 Military Repatriation Flights The two anticipated U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 4 and 5 have been cancelled.  The Embassy is not aware of any additional flights currently.  The Embassy is exploring other options for evacuation flights. If you want to be considered for future ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 2, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder On April 1, the government expanded movement restrictions based on gender.  Individuals will be permitted to circulate during the same hours determined by ID number as set forth in previous decrees.  However, the expanded restrictions only allow for movements as follows:  Women:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  Men:  Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturday  Sunday:  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 1, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Military Repatriation Flights The Embassy is working on two options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There are two U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 4 and 5 with a limited ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (April 1, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder On April 1, the government expanded movement restrictions based on gender.  Individuals will be permitted to circulate during the same hours determined by ID number as set forth in previous decrees.  However, the expanded restrictions only allow for movements as follows:  Women:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  Men:  Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturday  Sunday:  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 31, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Military Repatriation Flights The Embassy is working on two evacuation options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There are three U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 2, 4, and 5 with a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 31, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder On March 30, the government announced expanded movement restrictions based on gender, effective Wednesday, April 1, at 5:00 a.m.  Individuals will be permitted to circulate during the same hours determined by ID number as set forth in previous decrees. However, the expanded restrictions only allow for movements as follows:  Women: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  ... Read More»

A New Path to Venezuelan Democracy

By Elliott Abrams March 31, 2020   This Op-Ed was originally published in the Wall Street Journal:  The U.S. State Department proposes Maduro and Guaidó both step aside and make way for free elections. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, it’s easy to forget the Venezuelan people’s suffering at the hands of Nicolás Maduro’s ... Read More»

The United States Proposes a Framework for a Peaceful Democratic Transition in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo March 31, 2020   On March 31, the United States proposed a pathway to resolving Venezuela’s crisis by means of a peaceful, democratic transition.  This framework calls for the establishment of broadly acceptable transitional government to administer free ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 30, 2020)

Location: Panama  Event: Planned Military Repatriation Flights  The Embassy is working on two evacuation options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available.  There are three U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 2 and 4 with a limited number of seats available; we are in the process of notifying individuals who ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 30, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder Hours of circulation during the total quarantine are intended only for essential purchases by one person per household.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Panama that it is always obligatory to comply with local laws. On March 29, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 989 cases of COVID-19. On March 26, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 29, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Military Repatriation Flights The Embassy is working on two evacuation options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There are two U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 2 and 4 with a limited ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 29, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder Hours of circulation during the total quarantine are intended only for essential purchases by one person per household.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Panama that it is always obligatory to comply with local laws. On March 28, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 901 cases of COVID-19. On March 26, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 28, 2020)

Location: Panama  Event: Planned Military Repatriation Flights  The Embassy is working on two evacuation options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There are two U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 2 and 4 with a limited ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 28, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder  Hours of circulation during the total quarantine are intended only for essential purchases by one person per household.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Panama that it is always obligatory to comply with local laws.  On March 27,  Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 786 cases of COVID-19.  On March ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 27, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Planned Military Repatriation Flights The Embassy is working on two evacuation options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) accompanying U.S. citizen family members wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There are two U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 2 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 27, 2020)

Event:  COVID-19 Situation Report and Reminder Hours of circulation during the total quarantine are intended only for essential purchases by one person per household.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Panama that it is always obligatory to comply with local laws. On March 26, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 674 cases of COVID-19. On March 26, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 26, 2020)

Event:  Nationwide Suspension of Domestic Commercial and Charter Flights On March 26, Panama announced the nationwide suspension of commercial passenger and domestic charter flights, in addition to the March 22 ban on international commercial passenger flights.  There are exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines. The Embassy is working on evacuation options via commercial humanitarian and military ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens Seeking Travel Assistance

Updated on July 1 U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  In case commercial transportation options cease to be available, we are compiling a list of persons seeking to leave Panama. Please enroll in STEP https://step.state.gov/step/ and also fill out ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 25, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: Possible Repatriation Flights The Embassy is working to find evacuation options via commercial humanitarian and military flights for those U.S. Citizens wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There is a U.S. military air flight scheduled for March 30 with a very limited number of seats available; ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 24, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  Nationwide Movement Restrictions Beginning March 25, 2020  Panama has enacted nationwide movement restrictions, also being referred to as quarantine, beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:01 am.    The movement restrictions will include regular windows of time for people to grocery shop, get medicines, or deal with medical emergencies based on the last digit of their cedula number or passport if an individual ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 23, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  Expansion of Nationwide Curfew Hours Effective Tuesday, March 24, The Government of Panama will expand a nationwide curfew from the current times of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.  Decree 504 establishes that people who break  health regulations and quarantines will receive fines between $50,000 to $100,000, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 23, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event: Three humanitarian flights to Houston operated by United will depart from Tocumen International Airport March 23 and 24, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Panama City has been informed that United Airlines will operate the following humanitarian flights, which will depart from Tocumen International Airport and go to Houston, Texas. Please contact United Airlines ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 19, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  Effective at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, Panama will suspend all commercial flights into and out of Panama. On Thursday, March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory. On March 19, the Panamanian government announced that all commercial flights into and out of Panama will be suspended ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel (March 19, 2020)

U.S. Department of State Bureau Of Consular Affairs Global Health Advisory March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 18, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  Effective tonight, March 18, there will be an indefinite nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. On March 17, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 17, 2020)

Location: Panama Event:  On March 16, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Panama ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 16, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 15, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and ... Read More»

Consular Section Closure for Non-emergency Services

The U.S. Embassy in Panama City is currently operating at reduced staffing. As a result, the Consular Section will be closed for routine services from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice. Emergency services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa services will still be available. Currently, only the passport renewal process for adult American citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 13, 2020)

Location: Panama Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 12, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (Mar 12, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 11, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (Mar 11, 2020)

Location:  Panama Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 10, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (Mar 10, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 10, 2020) Location:  Panama Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 9, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced the first ... Read More»

United States and Panama Partner on Personnel Recovery Mission

Panama City, February 24, 2020.  In coordination with the Government of Panama, the United States government will conduct a recovery mission over the next few weeks to recover and facilitate the possible transfer of the remains of two U.S. Navy aircrew members.  The two service members are believed to have crashed near Santa Fe National ... Read More»

READOUT: Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Panamanian Foreign Minister Ferrer

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 19, 2020 Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Panamanian Foreign Minister Ferrer The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met with Panamanian Foreign Minister Alejandro Ferrer today in Washington.  Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Ferrer discussed ... Read More»

Security Update – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

Location:  Colon, Panama Update: The prohibition on travel of U.S. Embassy personnel to Colon has been lifted. Please continue exercising normal precautions in Panama.  Remember some areas have increased risks.  Do NOT travel to parts of the Mosquito Gulf and Darien.   To read the complete Panama travel advisory on Travel.State.Gov, please select the following link ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump in State of the Union Address

U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:06 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Thank you very much. Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback.  Tonight, I stand before you ... Read More»

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Visit to Panama Strengthens Bilateral Security Relationship

PANAMA CITY (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Sergio de la Peña arrived in Panama for a three-day visit to continue strengthening the U.S.-Panama security relationship. De la Peña’s official trip includes meetings with the Minister of Public Security Rolando Mirones and Administrator of the Panama Canal ... Read More»

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Issued on: January 31, 2020 The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“China”).  The virus was discovered in China in December 2019.  As of January 31, 2020, Chinese health ... Read More»

Security Update – U. S. Embassy Panama

Location:  Colon, Panama Event: La Alianza Causa Justa Colon is advertising two days of protests in the Colon area, February 3-4.  There is a likelihood of civil unrest and an increase in violent criminal activity typically associated with these types of protests.  These protests will include the closure of major roads in/around the city. U.S. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Registering to Vote and Submitting a Ballot – U.S Elections 2020

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

U.S. Admirals Visiting Panama Highlight Strong Security Partnership

Panama City, January 17, 2020. Today, U.S. leaders from Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) and the U.S. Coast Guard concluded a multi-day visit with Panamanian officials and the Panama Canal Authority.  The visit explored opportunities to strengthen and enrich important partnerships between the United States and Panama that enhance regional security efforts, particularly counternarcotics ... Read More»

Security Update – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

Location:  Colon, Panama Update: The prohibition on travel of U.S. Embassy personnel to Colon has been lifted.  Please continue exercising normal precautions in Panama.  Remember some areas have increased risks.  Do NOT travel to parts of the Mosquito Gulf and Darien. To read the complete Panama travel advisory on Travel.State.Gov , please select the following link ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States: “The OAS Revival”

January 17, 2020 Organization of American States Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Good morning, everyone.  I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today.  And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership in support of ... Read More»

Philip Laidlaw Takes Over as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at U.S. Embassy Panama

Panama City, 15 January 2020. – Following the confirmation of Roxanne Cabral as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the U.S. Department of State assigned Philip Laidlaw as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, of the U.S. Embassy in Panama. “My family and I will treasure the warmth of the Panamanian people, the country’s beautiful nature ... Read More»

U.S. Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits Panama City – February 3-7, 2020

U.S. Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits Panama City – February 3-7, 2020   The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Panama City to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Where:  Center ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

Location:  Colon, Panama Event: Civil unrest is occurring in the northern city of Colon following protests related to high unemployment rates, affordable housing, community revitalization, and insecurity.  Protesters blocked city streets in approximately six locations throughout the city of Colon, preventing vehicular traffic from entering the city from the highway and halting traffic within the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama, January 6, 2020  Location: Panama Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a ... Read More»

The United States Congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on His Re-Election as President of the National Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo January 5, 2020 The United States Congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on His Re-Election as President of the National Assembly. On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Juan Guaido on his re-election as president of the Venezuelan National Assembly and ... Read More»

Chief of Mission Roxanne Cabral Prepares to Depart Panama

Panama City, January 3, 2020. Today, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Panama, Roxanne Cabral, took her administrative oath as a U.S. Ambassador.  Cabral arrived in Panama as Deputy Chief of Mission on August 2017 and became Chargé d´Affaires a.i. in March 2018.  She was nominated as Ambassador of the United States of America to ... Read More»

Statement by the Department of Defense

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by the Department of Defense JAN. 2, 2020 At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to ... Read More»

Statement From Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman

In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in ... Read More»

USTDA, Panama Launch Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Training

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Government of Panama cooperated on a comprehensive training program for senior Panamanian government officials about best practices for life-cycle cost analyses to achieve greater value for infrastructure procurements. The training was provided under USTDA’s partnership with the Directorate General of Public Procurement (DGCP) under ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

Location: Panama City, Panama Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on December 20, 2019, beginning at 8:00am. The group intends to protest on the 30-year anniversary of Operation Just Cause.  Note – Access on and off the Embassy compound will be restricted during the demonstration and the Consular Section will be closed to the ... Read More»

U.S. and Panama Sign a Letter of Intent to Increase Security Cooperation

WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and Panamanian Minister of Public Security Rolando Mirones signed a Letter of Intent for Security Cooperation at DHS headquarters in Washington, DC, to improve the two countries’ collaborative security efforts. “Today marks a big step forward in confronting the significant security challenges across Central ... Read More»

Statement on Conclusion of Fifth U.S. – Central America Public Private Banking Dialogue

December 13, 2019 The fifth U.S.- Central America Public Private Banking Dialogue was held on December 13, 2019 in Panama, City, Panama.  The annual U.S. – Central America dialogue enables policymakers, bank supervisors, financial intelligence units, and private sector representatives to directly engage on strengthening the anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) frameworks in ... Read More»

Consular Section Closure for Non-emergency Services

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama City will be closed for routine services from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. Emergency services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa services will still be available. If you are an U.S. citizen experiencing an emergency, please contact us via email at Panama-ACS@state.gov or ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Travels to Panama

November 4, 2019.  A delegation of ten Members of Congress will travel to Panama from November 5 through November 7 to reinforce the strong U.S.-Panama bilateral relationship on economic, security, and government-to-government issues. The congressional delegation, led by U.S. House Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), includes Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Panama’s Independence Day November 2, 2019 On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Panama as you celebrate 116 years of independence on November 3. The profound historical ties between the United States and Panama constitute the foundation of our effective partnership. I look forward to working ... Read More»

Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak’s Remarks for the Inauguration of the AES LNG Terminal in Colon

Thank you and good morning.  It’s wonderful to be back in Panama. My first trip abroad as a U.S. diplomat was to Panama. After 48 years, my first trip as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs is to Panama. You cannot help but be impressed with the progress. Panamanians have built so ... Read More»

Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak Travel to Panama

In his first trip as Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Ambassador Michael Kozak will travel to Panama from October 17 through 21 to reinforce the strong U.S.-Panamanian bilateral relationship and promote collaboration on infrastructure and the expansion of pro-market investment. On October 18, he will meet with Panamanian President Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo and ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Efforts to Combat the Crisis at Our Southern Border Are Delivering Results

The White House Fact Sheets October 8, 2019 President Donald J. Trump’s Efforts to Combat the Crisis at Our Southern Border Are Delivering Results “We have taken very unprecedented action to stop the flow of illegal immigration.” President Donald J. Trump STEMMING THE SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to confront this ... Read More»

United States-Panama Ophthalmology Mission Allows 264 Patients to Recover Eyesight

Panama, October 4th 2019. The United States and Panama concluded today an ophthalmology mission at San Miguel Arcangel Hospital, providing services to 264 patients throughout 17 days. Patients received cataract, pterygium, and squint eye surgeries, which allowed the patients to recover autonomy and even return to their workplaces after months and years with limited or ... Read More»

ACS Unit Outreach in Coronado

U.S. Embassy Panama American Citizen Services Unit Outreach in Coronado Consul James P. O’Brien and U.S. Embassy Panama’s American Citizens Services (ACS) staff will visit Coronado on Wednesday, October 09, 2019.  The Consul will host a Town Hall to introduce himself, answer questions, and to hear about your experiences as U.S. citizens living in Coronado from 11:00am-11:30am ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump During Visit to the Border Wall

San Diego, California. September 18, 2019 3:11 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT:  Yeah, why don’t you start, Kevin?  And this has been a very exciting project, as you know.  It’s — for many years, people have wanted the proper wall and we have a wall that — the likes of which, very few places have ever ... Read More»

Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to Panama

Panama City, 21 August.–  Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will arrive to Panama City, Panama today [Wednesday], to participate in a Meeting of Central American Ministers of Security and to meet with Panamanian officials to discuss regional cooperation to confront irregular migration. After arriving in Panama City, the Acting Secretary will meet ... Read More»

#ChaoPlásticoDesechable Race Strengthens Efforts to Reduce Plastic in Panama

The United States Embassy, with the foundation MarViva, held the #ChaoPlasticoDesechable race on Sunday, August 4. The initiative, which attracted more than 200 participants, supported the efforts to reduce the use of disposable plastic in Panama. Matthew Castillo was first in the race, with a time of 17:23, followed by Alfredo Suarez (19:49) and Valentina ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security Services in Panama City August 19-23

The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Panama City to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits. Where:   Center for English Language Immersion (CELI)  – Via España, Edificio Cromos, First Floor. When:  August 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 8 am to 4 pm ... Read More»

U.S. Social Security Services Panama City – August 19 – 23, 2019

U.S. Social Security Services Panama City – August 19 – 23, 2019     The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Panama City to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits. Where:  Center for English Language Immersion (CELI) – Via España, Edificio Cromos, ... Read More»

USNS Comfort Brings Medical Assistance to Panama

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in Panama on August 1, 2019, as part of its five-month 2019 medical assistance mission to help countries in the region who have responded to the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis. The USNS Comfort medical teams and Panamanian medical professionals will provide care in Colon from August 7 to ... Read More»

Miguel Angel Diaz Won The Graphic Design Contest ‘Reach For Gold!’

Panama, July 22, 2019. The U. S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce Miguel Angel Diaz is the winner of the graphic design contest ‘Reach for Gold!’ an initiative to raise awareness on intellectual property rights in sports. The contest, aimed at graphic designers, students and creative people in Panama, encourage participants to design ... Read More»

The United States Federal Administration of Aviation (FAA) and the Central American Air Navigation Services Corporation sign a memorandum of agreement

Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States and the Central American Air Navigation Services Corporation (COCESNA) signed a memorandum of understanding to develop programs for joint air navigation services. This agreement will drive air navigation services in the central American region under strict standards of security and efficiency in an alliance ... Read More»

The United States delivers to Panama a donation of medication for the detection and treatment of HIV

Panama City, 12 June 2019.- The Ministry of Health of Panama and the Embassy of the United States carried out a donation ceremony today, in which the health entity received antiretroviral medicine donations from United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The contribution of the United States consists of 6,354 kits of antiviral ... Read More»

U.S. Officials Observe ‘Turtle Device Exclusion’ Inspections Aboard Panamanian Shrimp Boats

Vacamonte, 18 June 2019.- U.S. officials participated as an observer during Panamanian authorities inspections of shrimp boats in the port Vacamonte, to confirm the proper use of the Turtle Exclusion Device, known as TED. The device, which allows turtles to escape if they become trapped in shrimp nets, is mandatory according to Panamanian Law 82 ... Read More»

Guna Programmer Kelvin Alvarado Participates at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Panama City, 6 June 2019.- The Panamanian programmer, Kelvin Alvarado, was selected among thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world to participate in the Global Summit of Entrepreneurship (GES), which is celebrated from June 3 to 5 in The Hague, Netherlands. In this summit, political leaders, business owners, and investors from the entire world met ... Read More»

Venezuela’s Independence Day

Message from Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence. Once again, the Venezuelan people are besieged by dictatorship, undesired foreign presence, and profiteers.  ... Read More»

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Remarks at Reception of U.S. Delegation Attending Panamanian Inauguration Day

SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS REMARKS  AT U.S. DELEGATION RECEPTION  U.S. Embassy Panama Chief of Mission Residence Sunday, June 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m.   Thank you, Roxanne, for that kind introduction. It is a great pleasure to be here for tomorrow’s inauguration of President-elect Laurentino Cortizo. We are all looking forward to that historic event. We hope ... Read More»

United States Transfers Panama Helicopters, Security Equipment, Training Worth $54 Million

Panama City, 28 June 2019.- The government of the United States, via the Aviation Program of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, transferred the government of Panama six UH-1H(S) helicopters worth $24 million. The symbolic ceremony took place this morning at the hangar 2 of the National Aeronaval Services (SENAN) headquarters in ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces Delegation to Attend Inauguration of Laurentino Cortizo

Washington, June 26, 2019.– Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Panama City, Panama, to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Laurentino Cortizo on July 1, 2019. The Honorable Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: Mr. T. Ulrich Brechbühl, Counselor of ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Recognizes Embassy Panama’s Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Panama City, 24 May 2019.- The annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) Awards recognize innovative leadership within the U.S. Department of State on sustainability, energy, and environmental diplomacy. Embassy Panama won the People’s Choice GDI Award, selected by the vote of Department employees. Every month in 2018, the Embassy recycled approximately one ton of waste, including paper, ... Read More»

The United States Participates In The International Fair Expo Turismo

Panama, May 24, 2019. The United States joins ExpoTurismo International, from May 24-25 in Atlapa, with the participation of Visit USA and the U.S. Consulate in Panama. The United States is the number one tourism destination for Panamanians, visited by more than 150,000 Panamanians every year, with Miami, Orlando and New York as their favorite ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall with Consul General and Passport and Notarial Services on Isla Colon on Thursday, June 6th

Consul General Landon Taylor and U.S. Embassy Panama’s American Citizens Services (ACS) staff will visit Isla Colón, Bocas Del Toro on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  The Consul General will host a Town Hall to introduce himself, answer questions, and to hear about your experiences as U.S. citizens living in Bocas del Toro from 10am-11am in the meeting room ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: May 13-17 U.S. Social Security Services in Panama City

The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Panama City to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Where:  Center for English Language Immersion (CELI) – Via España, Edificio Cromos, First Floor. When:  May 13, 14, 15, and 16 from 8 ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Panama Launches ‘Reach For Gold!’ Graphic Design Contest To Raise Awareness During World Intellectual Property Day

Panama, April 26, 2019. On World Intellectual Property Day, the U.S. Embassy in Panama launches the graphic design contest ‘Reach For Gold!’ to raise awareness on intellectual property rights in sports. World Intellectual Property Day 2019 underscores the economic value of sports through intellectual property (IP) rights, with the use of patents and designs to ... Read More»

First International Visit of Senator Rick Scott of Florida: a Focus on Security and Economy

Panama City, April 23, 2019.  To reinforce the strong U.S. support for the security and economic partnership between the United States and Panama, Florida Senator Rick Scott visited Panama from April 22-23.  Senator Scott selected Panama as his first official Congressional Delegation international trip, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Panamanian relationship. During his trip Senator Scott visited ... Read More»

Good Deeds Day: U.S. Embassy Teams With NGOs to Benefit Nueva Luz Community

Panama City, 15 April 2019. On occasion of Good Deeds Day on 7 April, the U.S. Embassy in Panama collaborated with The American Society of Panama and local NGO Techo, which works to provide affordable housing across the region, to help build housing and basic infrastructure to Nueva Luz, an underserved community with a population ... Read More»

Mujeres Impulsando Mujeres: Un Evento de Networking Para el Mes de Mujeres

Las Palabras De Jefe de Mision Interina, Roxanne Cabral Buenas noches. Bienvenidas a esta recepción para promover el networking y la mentoría.  Cuando fue surgiendo la idea de realizar un evento solo para mujeres, sin incluir hombres, no estaba convencida, pero entendí las razones. Los beneficios son numerosos.  Primero: Entre mujeres, nos entendemos.  Como cuando ... Read More»

COPEG 25th Anniversary

Panama City, April 2, 2019.  Panama and the United States celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Panama-United States Commission for the Eradication and Prevention of the Cattle Borer Worm (COPEG).  The commission has been a successful collaboration between the Panama Ministry of Agricultural Development and the United States Department of Agriculture and has contributed to ... Read More»

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Panama City, Panama

Washington, DC. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will celebrate 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to study and collaborate with U.S. counterparts. Sixty-four alumni from Latin America and the Caribbean will come together at the alumni conference “Realizing Full and Inclusive Democracy in Our Hemisphere,” April 5-7, 2019 in Panama ... Read More»

SAVE TIME! IT IS FASTER – Renew your Adult Passport by Mail

AMERICAN CITIZENS SERVICES UNIT – CONSULAR SECTION UNITED STATES EMBASSY-PANAMA SAVE TIME! IT IS FASTER – Renew your Adult Passport by Mail If you are an adult and you need to renew your U.S. passport, take advantage of our Adult Passport Renewal by Mail service You may renew your passport by mail if you meet ALL of the following requirements: Your most recent U.S Passport: Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application; ... Read More»

Ambassador Ayalde’s Remarks at Global Health Security of the Americas Conference

Playa Bonita, Veracruz, Panama. March 26, 2019. Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  On behalf of USSOUTHCOM Commander Admiral Craig Faller, I would like to welcome you to the 2019 Global Health Security of the Americas Conference. I would also like to thank the Government of Panama for agreeing to co-sponsor this critically important forum, and ... Read More»

US Embassy Panama Launches ‘Panama Without Cars’ Initiative

Panama City, 11 March 2019. During one of the weeks with heaviest traffic in Panama City due to the beginning of the school year, U.S. Embassy Panama invites the general audience to beat traffic jams with the ‘Panama Without Cars’ [#PanamaSinCarro] Initiative. US Embassy Panama’s ‘Green Team’ invites residents of the Clayton neighborhood and surrounding ... Read More»

U.S.-Panama Energy Working Group Meets in Panama

Panama City, February 20, 2019. The U.S.-Panama Energy Investment Working Group held its fourth meeting in Panama City on February 20-21, under the U.S. government America Crece (The Americas Grow) Energy initiative. The U.S. Panama Energy Working Group was launched in Panama on August 17, 2018 with the signing of the energy cooperation Memorandum of ... Read More»

Phase Two Of ‘Darien Lift’ Operation Begins in Panama

DARIEN, Panama – Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment will be providing air transportation assistance for the Republic of Panama during phase 2 of Darién Lift, February 21 through March 11, in support of the National Border Service (SENAFRONT). Air movements will begin in the region February 21st and the transportation of supplies to ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to Panama, Costa Rica

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 8, 2019 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel February 10-13 to Panama and Costa Rica to review consular operations and meet with foreign government counterparts. The Assistant Secretary will underscore our deep and sustained commitment on a variety of consular issues, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

Location: Loma Yuca, Santa Catalina District, Comarca Ngäbe Buglé (Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Veraguas), Panama Event: On February 1, 2019 the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced that Panama is experiencing an outbreak of whooping cough (Pertussis). As of January 31, 2019, the Ministry reports a total of 81 cases, with nine confirmed deaths. All of ... Read More»

United States Donates New Hangar and Equipment to Panama’s Security Forces

Darien, February 5, 2019. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Roxanne Cabral and Panama’s Security Minister Jonattan Del Rosario participated in the inauguration ceremony of the new hangar at the Panamanian aerial base Mayor Salvador Cordoba in Nicanor, donated by the U.S. government to strengthen security operations in Panama. “Our intention is to support you with the ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Saint Malo

Washington, D.C., February 4, 2019. Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo today in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ongoing crises in Venezuela and Nicaragua.  Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Panama’s regional leadership role in maintaining international attention on those crises within the Organization of American ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

January 28, 2019. Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons operating in Venezuela’s oil sector may now be subject to sanctions pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 signed by President Trump on ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. January 28, 2019. Washington – Today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela

The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country. We stand ready to support interim President Guaido as he establishes a transitional government and carries out his constitutional duties as interim President, including determining the status ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

January 23, 2019. Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consular Section in Panama Schedule for January 21-25

Panama City, January 15. Due to operational concerns related to World Youth Day, such as unusually congested traffic and road closures in the vicinity of the Embassy and throughout Panama City, the United States Embassy and Consular Section in Panama City will not operate regularly from January 21 to 25, 2019. Schedule during this week ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Panama’s Consular Section will be closed for routine services January 22 through January 25, 2019.

Due to operational concerns related to World Youth Day and the Pope’s visit, such as unusually congested traffic and road closures in the vicinity of the Embassy and throughout Panama City, the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Panama City will temporarily close for routine services starting Tuesday, January 22 and will re-open on Monday, January 28, ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

January 10, 2019. The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018. Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, and committed to their promotion and protection henceforth. The Declaration’s fundamental ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018. Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Panama Will Be Closed on December 5th in Memory of Late President George H.W. Bush

Panama City, 4 December 2018. The entire U.S. Embassy in Panama will be closed on Wednesday, December 5th, in memory of President George H.W. Bush. No routine services will be available in the Visas, American Citizen Services, or Federal Benefits Units. Individuals who had visa appointments for that date will receive an email to the ... Read More»

United States Government Aids Panama’s Ministry of Health to Decrease HIV/AIDS Prevalence

Hato Chami, November 30, 2018. The U.S. Embassy in Panama, Peace Corps, and Panama’s Ministry of Health mark World AIDS Day with a health fair in Hato Chami, at the Ngäbe Buglé indigenous reservation, reinforcing their joined commitment to curb HIV/AIDS prevalence in Panama. The U.S. support to Panama in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment has ... Read More»

United States, Panama Present Results of Chagres and Darien National Parks Conservation Funds

Panama City, 21 November 2018. The governments of the United States and Panama, jointly with The Nature Conservancy and Fundacion Natura NGOs, presented today the results of the environmental programs executed with the Chagres and Darien National Parks conservation funds. The government of the United States and Panama created the Chagres and Darien National Parks ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires’ Remarks on Veterans Day Ceremony

Muy buenos días, my fellow Americans, amigos panameños, members of the Diplomatic Corps, veterans, colleagues, friends, and family members. Thank you all for being here today. I want to give a special thanks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion, the Scottish Rites, the Abou Saad Shriners, the United States ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Funds Drainage Restoration in Corozal Cemetery

Panama City, November 2, 2018. The U.S. Embassy in Panama, together with the National Culture Institute (INAC) and the Corozal-Gatun-Mt. Hope Cemetery Preservation Foundation, celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the drainage restoration project at Corozal Cemetery. The U.S. Embassy, through the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), will invest more than one million dollars on this ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Statement on Panama’s Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend best wishes to the people of Panama as you celebrate 115 years of independence on November 3. The United States and Panama share a special history of close ties, shared values, and mutual understanding. In my October trip to Panama, I reaffirmed ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Delivers Boats to SENAN for Combatting Drug Trafficking Organizations

Panama City, November 1, 2018. The United States Embassy in Panama delivered Panama’s Air and Sea National Service (SENAN) equipment to strengthen the agency’s operational capabilities in the fight against drug trafficking organizations and organized transnational criminals. The delivered equipment, which totaled US$1.7 million, consisted of two 37-feet Boston Whaler boats, worth US$ 715,397 each ... Read More»

Chargé Highlights U.S.-Panama Collaboration at Tuberculosis Prevention Project

Panama City, October 25. The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Central America Office,  and the University Research Company LLC, launched the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes-Tuberculosis (ECHO-TB) today. ECHO-TB provides front-line clinicians the knowledge and support needed to manage patients with tuberculosis in rural and ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo´s Interview With Sabrina Bacal of TVN

QUESTION: (In Spanish) Welcome to this interview. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, what is the purpose of this sudden visit to Panama? SECRETARY POMPEO: So I came here to do a couple things. First, to thank the Panamanian people for being such good partners with the United States for so many years, also to meet with President ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s Remarks to Traveling Press after his Visit to Panama

SECRETARY POMPEO: So I’d had on my list to go see President Varela for a while. It took me six months to get here. They have been an important partner of ours for a long time. I knew President Varela from my previous role as well. Economic ties, security ties, counternarcotics, all a lynchpin of our ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela

The Secretary met with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado today at the Presidential Palace in Panama City. The leaders reaffirmed the historical and longstanding U.S.-Panama partnership on bilateral and regional security and economic issues. Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Panama’s leadership on important ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Panama and Mexico

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. In Panama City, October 18, the Secretary will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado to discuss ongoing U.S.-Panama collaboration on regional priorities, including defending ... Read More»

United States and Panama Join to Protect the Environment under the Trade Promotion Agreement

Panama City, October 3 – The United States and Panama launched the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM), which promotes public participation in the monitoring, enforcement, and submission of environmental laws in Panama. Maintaining strong dialogue and public engagement, the United States and Panama also held meetings on environmental issues as part of the commitments ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Commissions Security Scanners to Increase Prison Security in Panama

Panama City, October 3, 2018. Today, Panama’s Ministry of Government and the U.S. Embassy in Panama dedicated two new high technology scanners at La Nueva Joya prison facilities. This screening equipment aims to prevent drugs, weapons, mobile phones, and other forbidden items from entering prison facilities. The scanners, valued at US$220,000 each, are a contribution ... Read More»

U.S. Agency OPIC Promotes Investment in Panama

Panama City, October 2nd 2018-   The President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Ray Washburne, visited Panama to explore opportunities for highly developmental U.S. investment in Panama. Washburne met with President Varela to discuss how OPIC could support impactful projects in Panama, underscoring the strong bilateral relationship between our countries. He also visited the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2018 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program

PANAMA, September 19, 2018. The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Panama for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  This initiative strengthens entrepreneurial and management skills during a five-week program that will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States.  This year we are pleased to ... Read More»

The United States and Panama Signed Agreement to Strengthen Maritime Transport

September 17th 2018 –The Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration, Mark H. Buzby, and the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat, signed in Washington D.C. a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on maritime transport, an area vital to both economies. The agreement between the United States and Panama confirms our strong partnership on maritime issues ... Read More»

U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations September 7, 2018. The Department of State has called back the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, and ... Read More»

Consular Section Closing

The entire Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama will be closed to the public from Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2018 for staff training. No routine services will be available in the Visas, U.S. Citizen Services, or Federal Benefits Units. If you are a U.S. citizen and have an emergency, please ... Read More»

United States and Panama Sign MOU to Prevent Organized Crime

Panama City – September 6th, 2018. Government Minister Carlos E. Rubio and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Director at the United States Embassy, Dave M. Foran, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow U.S. support in security issues. These will include increase capabilities inside penitentiary facilities, in order to prevent and combat organized crime. ... Read More»

World Youth Day Panama 2019

World Youth Day (WYD) is a celebration organized by the Catholic Church and it unites young people (ages 16 to 35) and church leaders from more than 150 countries. Many youth and young adults from the United States have participated in each international World Youth Day. The United States anticipates 10,000 participants will come to ... Read More»

Remarks for U.S.-Panama Infrastructure Investment and Energy Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass Remarks for U.S.-Panama Infrastructure Investment and Energy Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony Panama, August 17, 2018.- Thank you.  It is an honor to be here today and to join Acting Minister of the Presidency Salvador Sánchez, Acting Minister of Economy and Finance Gustavo Valderrama, and my colleague from ... Read More»

United States, Panama Sign MOU in Energy, Infrastructure Investments

17 August 2018, Panama City, Panama. – Today, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass led a U.S. delegation to the Republic of Panama to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its government that will foster U.S.-Panama cooperation on energy and infrastructure investment. This marks the formal inauguration of the U.S. initiative ... Read More»

Remarks by Treasury Under Secretary on AES Colon Natural Gas Power Plant Inauguration

Remarks by Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass AES Colon natural gas energy plant Panama, August 17, 2018.- On behalf of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, I would like to begin by congratulating President Varela, the Panamanian authorities gathered here today, and the AES Corporation for achieving the milestone of commissioning the landmark AES Colon Project. It is no ... Read More»

Remarks from Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy on AES Colon Natural Gas Power Plant Inauguration

Steven Winberg Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy AES Colon Natural Gas Power Plant Inauguration Panama, August 17, 2018.- On behalf of the United States Government, congratulations on this achievement for not only AES and all those involved in developing and constructing this facility, but also for the people of the Colon Province and the Republic of ... Read More»

Amcham Panama Meets with U.S. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

Panama, August 16, 2018. The American Chamber of Commerce’s energy committee held a roundtable lunch with U.S. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Steven Winberg, to discuss Panama’s energy sector. During the meeting, members of the American Chamber of Commerce’s energy committee and Assistant Secretary Winberg spoke about the diversification of Panama’s power grid, the integration ... Read More»

Consular Section Closing

The entire Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama will be closed to the public from Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2018 for staff training.  No routine services will be available in the Visas, U.S. Citizen Services, or Federal Benefits Units.  If you are a U.S. citizen and have an emergency, please ... Read More»

Event – The International Book Fair 2018

Visit us at the International Book Fair from August 14 to 19 and celebrate with the world of comics. There are contests and information about our programs. Would you like to study in the USA? Visit the Education USA college fair on August 18 at the International Book Fair. Speak with representatives of prestigious universities ... Read More»

The Panama Canal and U.S. Tenn-Tom Waterway Renew Alliance

Panama City, 7 August 2018.- The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority and the Panama Canal Authority renewed their Memorandum of Understanding at the Miraflores Locks, on the Pacific coast of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Authority Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, and the Governor of the State of Mississippi and chairman of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

July 30, 2018. Washington D.C.-The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well as the suppression of civil society, opposition parties, and independent media – the Nicaraguan ... Read More»

Panama Government Agencies, U.S. Southern Command Concludes Exercise “New Horizons 2018”

METETI, June 21, 2018.- Exercise New Horizons 2018 concluded today, with a closing ceremony and ribbon cuttings throughout the Meteti, Panama, community. Exercise New Horizons 2018 was a joint effort by U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), the Ministry of Security (MINSEG), the Ministry of Health (MINSA), and the Ministry of Education (MEDUCA), enabling over 350 U.S. ... Read More»

Department of Justice: U.S Extradites the former President of Panama to Face Illegal Wiretapping and embezzlement Charges

Department of Justice WASHINGTON. June 11, 2018 – The United States today extradited Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, who served as President of Panama from 2009 to 2014, to stand trial in that country on four charges related to an illegal wiretapping scheme allegedly conducted while he was in office. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. ... Read More»

Extradition to Panama of Former President Martinelli

Statement by HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON Extradition to Panama of Former President Martinelli On June 11, 2018, pursuant to the extradition treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama, the United States extradited the former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli to face criminal charges in Panama. Mr. Martinelli was arrested in Miami ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary of State on LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, D.C.- The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters ... Read More»

Panama 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The constitution, laws, and executive decrees provide for freedom of religion and worship and prohibit discrimination based on religion.  The constitution recognizes Catholicism as the religion of the majority of citizens, but not as the state religion.  The law continued to require Muslim women, Catholic nuns, and Rastafarians to pull back their head ... Read More»

An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.  This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy.  Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through free, fair, and transparent elections, the government faces isolation from the international ... Read More»

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 17, 2018   The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of ... Read More»

Launch of “New Horizons 2018” Program

Meteti, 11 April 2018.- The launch of the humanitarian assistance program “New Horizons 2018”, a joint effort by the United States Southern Command (U.S. Southcom), Ministry of Security (MINSEG), Ministry of Health (MINSA), and Ministry of Education (MEDUCA), took place this morning. Between April and June, “New Horizons 2018” will bring U.S. military doctors and ... Read More»

Statement from Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director

The White House Office of the Vice President April 10, 2018 The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas at President Trump’s request. He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger U.S. economy and working with our close allies in Latin ... Read More»

Expired – Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 13, 2018)

Expired – Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 13, 2018) Location: North of “Calle 16”, Colon, Panama Event: Criminal elements are clashing with Panamanian National Police and blocking streets, setting fire to tires and buildings, and gunfire has been reported. U.S. Embassy Panama has prohibited the travel of all Embassy personnel to ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson on U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere University of Texas at Austin SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today.  And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the ... Read More»

Foreign Service Officer’s Test

U.S. Department of State Invites you to take action… Your career starts by visiting our website at www.careers.state.gov where you can explore who we are, what we are about, and more. In addition, you can register for the next Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) at https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process/ . All registrations for the Foreign Service Officer Test must be ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach Event in Boquete on November 29th

The American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to inform U.S. citizens that we will be visiting Boquete, Chiriqui, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to provide notarial services and some passport services. You will also have an opportunity to meet and speak with our new Consul General, Adrienne Harchik, during a ... Read More»

Open Doors Report Show Increase of Panamanian College Students in the United States

Panama City, 13 November 2017.- The release of the latest Open Doors Report points out  marks the celebration of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange ... Read More»

Message from Ambassador John D. Feeley on Fiestas Patrias

On behalf of President Trump, Secretary of State Tillerson, and my Panamanian and American colleagues at the United States Embassy in Panama, I take this opportunity to wish all Panamanians, “Felices Fiestas Patrias.”  The enduring friendship of the Panamanian people with the United States is reflected in its status as a strategic regional partner, whether ... Read More»

Statement from Ambassador John D. Feeley on the Access of GESE Dailies to the Financial System of the United States

I and my Embassy colleagues in Panama congratulate all parties involved in the successful effort to reestablish unfettered access to markets and the financial system of the United States on behalf of the newspapers of the La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo Editorial Group (GESE). This is a momentous achievement that reinforces the critical importance ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As we grieve, ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Working Dinner with President Juan Carlos Varela

Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina.  President Trump thanked the Latin American leaders for their advocacy in support of the Venezuelan people and ... Read More»

Six entrepreneurs to represent Panamá in the U.S. for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative -YLAI

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Panama for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The YLAI program supports the United States’ commitment to increase trade and investment in the region. Alexander Batista Trevia, Felipe Chen, Zu Hurley, Nay Quintero, Felipe García and Mariery Young have been accepted, out of more than 3,000 applications, to ... Read More»

Remarks by the Vice President Pence and Panamanian President Varela in a Joint Statement

Palacio de las Garzas Panama City, Panama PRESIDENT VARELA:  (As interpreted.)  Good afternoon.  I would like to begin by energetically condemning the terrorist act that occurred today in Barcelona.  We share the pain of the people and of the Spanish government.  And we raise our prayers to the victims and their family members. Vice President ... Read More»

Second Lady Karen Pence to meet with art therapists in Central and South America

WASHINGTON, DC – Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Cartagena, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Panama City, Panama August 13-18, 2017. During her travel, Mrs. Pence will observe art therapy sessions and participate in roundtable discussions with art therapists. The visits will give the Second Lady an opportunity to listen to art ... Read More»

Department of Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the ... Read More»

Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC Washington, D.C.– The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in ... Read More»

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Venezuelan Political Prisoner Leopoldo Lopez

Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with Venezuelan political prisoner and political activist Leopoldo López to address the dire situation in Venezuela. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President firmly stated that the United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and praised Mr. López for his courage and outspoken defense of Venezuelan democracy despite ... Read More»

U.S. Government Acknowledges Panamanian Security Agencies Milestone in Biometric Registries

Panama City, 20 July 2017.- A protocol ceremony in acknowledgement of Panamanian Security agencies (Security Council, Ministry of Security, National Migration Service, National Border Service, National Air and Sea Service, and National Police) took place this morning at the United States Embassy in Panama headquarters. The purpose of the ceremony was to acknowledge Panama’s 20,000 ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

Yesterday, the Venezuelan people again made clear that they stand for democracy, freedom, and rule of law.  Yet their strong and courageous actions continue to be ignored by a bad leader who dreams of becoming a dictator. The United States will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles.  If the Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly ... Read More»

United States Condemns Attack on Members of National Assembly of Venezuela

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 5, 2017 The United States condemns the July 5 attack on members of the Venezuelan National Assembly by armed supporters of the government of President Nicolas Maduro. This violence, perpetrated during the celebration of Venezuela’s independence, is an assault on the democratic principles cherished by the men and ... Read More»

Second Panama-United States High-Level Security Dialogue Meeting

During their meeting at the White House on June 19, 2017, President Juan Carlos Varela and President Donald J. Trump discussed the close ties of partnership between Panama and the United States and the need for continued cooperation on our shared security priorities.  On June 30, President Varela received a senior U.S. delegation, led by ... Read More»

2017 Trafficking in Persons Report: Panama

Panama OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 PANAMA: Tier 2 The Government of Panama does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore, Panama remained on Tier ... Read More»

Presidents Juan Carlos Varela and Donald J. Trump celebrate historic meeting at the White House

Washington D.C.– President Donald J. Trump today met with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama and discussed the close ties and longstanding partnership between the United States and Panama. President Trump underscored the need for continued cooperation to address drug trafficking and illegal migration in the region and expressed appreciation for President Varela’s strong partnership ... Read More»

Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Central and South America

Speaking at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America today, Vice President Mike Pence announced he will travel to Central and South America in August on behalf of President Trump. On August 13–18, 2017, the Vice President will travel to Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Panama City, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding the Arrest and Detention of Ricardo Martinelli in the United States

We can confirm that United States Marshals arrested former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, on June 12, 2017, in Coral Gables, Florida, pursuant to an extradition request presented in September 2016 by the Government of Panama. He was held overnight at the Federal Detention Center, Miami, and made an appearance today, June 13, before United States ... Read More»

Bronx Man And Michigan Man Arrested For Terrorist Activities On Behalf Of Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Dana Boente, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama

President Donald J. Trump looks forward to welcoming President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama to the White House on June 19, 2017.  President Trump and President Varela will discuss ways to reinforce the strong bilateral ties between the United States and Panama and our shared priorities in the fight against transnational organized crime, illegal migration, and ... Read More»

Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá wins grant of 100K Strong

Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP) has been selected by The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas and NAFSA: Association of International Educators as one of the grant winners of the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. In partnership with Wilkes University, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá will create a program to provide ... Read More»

FBI seeks information

Federal Bureau of Investigation The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murders of Lance Edward Skiles and Dwayne Alan Skiles on April 19, 2012 in Panama City, Panama. If you have any information in this case, please ... Read More»

Forty-seven New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In

Forty-seven new Peace Corps volunteers will join the current 241 young Americans working in Panama. The new group of volunteers took part of a swear-in ceremony on Thursday, May 11th at the Interoceanic Canal Museum, in Casco Antiguo’s Plaza de la Independencia. These Peace Corps volunteers are young professionals who will work Teaching English, Leadership, and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Panama loans Airport Security Equipment to Panamanian Civil Aviation Authority

As part of the joint efforts between Panamanian and U.S. authorities to improve regional transportation security, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) loaned equipment for aviation security screening.  This endeavor, which began back in 2015, comes on the heels of the renewed global commitment to enhance aviation security standards as adopted by UN Security Council ... Read More»

Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ... Read More»

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Cody Oser

Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Cody Oser of Broomfield, Colorado. Cody, 24, passed away in the Comarca Ngäbe Bugle region of Panama on April 8, 2017. “Cody’s enthusiasm for helping others and knack for problem solving were remarkable and are a few of the ... Read More»

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) opens applications for 2017 scholarship

The U.S State Department opened applications for the 2017 program for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) of entrepreneurship and leadership. For five (5) weeks, the selected candidates will participate in conferences with U.S. government officers and entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C, in addition to being trained with skills to boost their projects. YLAI connects ... Read More»

U.S Embassy and American Outlaws donate soccer balls to children in El Chorrillo

As a prelude to the qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup between Panama and the United States, the diplomatic representation of the United States organized a series of recreational events dedicated to children of El Chorrillo neighborhood. The first event started at the New Generation Movement (Movimiento Nueva Generacion) cultural center where embassy staff ... Read More»

Diplomatic panel celebrates progress on gender equality

How does the new generation of leaders promote gender equality? What are the challenges of the 21st century? These are some of the topics covered during the International Women’s Month today in the City of Knowledge. Under the Federal Women’s Program (FWP), the United States Embassy organized a conference that highlighted their contributions to society ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports Panama’s National Border Service in Humanitarian Aid Tour

Panama’s National Border Service (Senafront) and the Ministry of Health (Minsa) carry out a three-day humanitarian aid tour in the community of Puerto Obaldia, in the Guna Yala indigenous reservation. U.S. military personnel, via its diplomatic mission in Panama, provide transportation and logistics support to transport food and medicines to this remote location. Over 50 ... Read More»

University Internship FNSIP

The United States Embassy in Panama has developed the “Foreign National Student Internship Program” – F.N.S.I.P. This program is focused exclusively on university students who wish to carry out a professional internship at the United States Embassy in Panama. The FNSIP student, upon carrying out his internship at a diplomatic headquarters, will obtain valuable knowledge ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley about US Citizen’s death

The horrible tragedy of Catherine Johannet’s death in Bocas del Toro, Panamá has shocked Panamá and devastated her family and friends. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I again express the tremendous regret we all feel at the senseless death of a talented young woman. The cooperation and genuine compassion shown to her family by ... Read More»

Remarks of President Donald Trump – Inaugural Address

INAUGURAL ADDRESS REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP    FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild ... Read More»

Super Chef Panama 2017

Today, the fifth edition of the Super Chef Panama 2017 competition was launched. During the event, which took place at the Instituto Superior de Artes Culinarias Mise en Place, the 12 finalist contestants that will compite for the title of the fifth edition of “Super Chef” were presented. On Friday, January 13, the competition will ... Read More»

GESE Statement

Based on multiple communications and assurances from parties involved in the issue concerning the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and GESE newspapers that they are working toward a permanent solution, which would render any license unnecessary and ensure the continued operation of La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo, OFAC issued today a modified ... Read More»

CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollments

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the launch of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) website for early enrollments. All individuals with a People’s Republic of China issued passport bearing a 10-year B1/B2, B1 ... Read More»

Creative Writing Workshop II

“Writing is exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go!” -E.L. Doctorow Creative writing is fun writing. It’s writing with imagination, whether … Short stories… Poems… Novels… Plays… The U.S. Embassy’s Creative Writing Workshop is a weekly group to share your English-language creative writing with others. We will read, write, discuss and have ... Read More»

Reception for civil society members

On September 20, Ambassador John D. Feeley hosted a reception for over 40 civil society members to promote social inclusion in Panama.  Representatives from diverse organizations including disability, Afro-Panamanian, LGBTI, and environmental, and health groups, exchanged ideas, discussed challenges, and shared best practices on capacity building and fundraising with each other.  The event marked one ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ... Read More»

Dr. Jill Biden Travels to Panama City, Republic of Panama to Attend the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal

Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Panama City, Republic of Panama as a part of her four-country visit to Central and South America. In Panama, Dr. Biden is leading the Presidential Delegation attending the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal. On Saturday, Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at an Independence Day Celebration hosted ... Read More»

IRS Webinar: “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. To register and attend this webinar, use the  Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers  or  https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link. Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will be recorded and made available at a later time ... Read More»

Panama Canal Expansion

The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity. The existing locks allow the passage of vessels that can carry up to 5,000 TEUs. ... Read More»

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Republic of Panama on June 26, 2016. Dr. Jill Biden will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable John D. Feeley, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of ... Read More»

Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

On International Day Against Homophoia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we stand in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons worldwide.   We celebrate the progress made to advance a world where all persons are respected and can live free from fear and discrimination.  And today we reaffirm our belief all persons are born free ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador John D. Feeley on the Waked Money Laundering Organization

[unofficial translation – originally delivered in Spanish] There are many rumors and inaccurate comments regarding the designation by the United States Government of the Waked Money Laundering Organization (MLO).  Today, I want to provide clear information about what has happened and our rationale for the actions taken. The designations are based on extensive investigations that ... Read More»

Money Laundering

Treasury Sanctions The Waked Money Laundering Organization WASHINGTON. May 5, 2016. Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Waked Money Laundering Organization (Waked MLO) and its leaders, Nidal Ahmed Waked Hatum (Waked Hatum) and Abdul Mohamed Waked Fares (Waked Fares), as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America

Program signifies important step in White House’s Commitment to Fostering the Development of an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas Entrepreneurs! We are looking for you! The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions The Waked Money Laundering Organization

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Waked Money Laundering Organization (Waked MLO) and its leaders, Nidal Ahmed Waked Hatum (Waked Hatum) and Abdul Mohamed Waked Fares (Waked Fares), as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  OFAC also targeted ... Read More»

Promoting Security and Accountability in Panama

The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce an open competition for grant awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and invites public international organizations, U.S. and foreign nonprofit organizations, and U.S. and foreign accredited institutions of higher education to submit proposals for activities in Panama to strengthen civil society, democracy and rule ... Read More»

SSA Announcement: No cost of Living Adjustments in 2016

With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security benefits will not automatically increase in 2016. The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security benefits if there is an increase in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The period ... Read More»

Creative Writing Workshop

“Writing is exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go!” -E.L. Doctorow Creative writing is fun writing. It’s writing with imagination, whether … Short stories… Poems… Novels… Plays… The U.S. Embassy’s Creative Writing Workshop is a weekly group to share your English-language creative writing with others. We will read, write, discuss and have ... Read More»
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