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

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 implemented enhanced screening, including all cruise ships, 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. Visit the website of the Panamanian Ministry of Health for additional information on these new measures.

The government has implemented school closures in some areas and suspended public activities such as fairs, concerts, and sporting events until April 7. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

+507 317-5000



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

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