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Demonstration Alert (October 24)
U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama
October 24, 2023

Event(s): Protests in the downtown area appear to have subsided. The remain indoors order for U.S. Embassy personnel downtown has been lifted.  Please exercise caution as protests are expected to continue.

While most demonstrations are non-violent, the Panamanian National Police have used tear gas and/or riot control munitions in response to demonstrations, particularly when roadways are blocked, or aggression is used against the police.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Register for STEP (link below) and refer to our website for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens.

For assistance:

U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

+507 317-5000



State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444

Panama Country Information

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