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: 15/10/20   Panama-Specific Information:   On October 14, the Panamanian Ministry of Health confirmed 122,128 cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The Centers for Disease Control …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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.    …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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’ …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 .     …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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! …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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. …

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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. …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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:  …

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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 …

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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:  …

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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 …

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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  …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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; …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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), …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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#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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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