Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (October 21, 2020)
Events: Change in Movement Restrictions and Opening of Beaches and Rivers
Beginning Saturday, October 24, families will be allowed to gather in groups of seven or fewer at beaches and rivers. Activities at beaches and rivers will only be permitted from 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Masks must be worn at all times, except when within your family bubble or when entering the water. Drinking alcohol at beaches and rivers is prohibited except at restaurants nearby.
Beginning Sunday, October 25, all weekend quarantines are lifted, and curfew hours are standardized for the whole country, from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday.
The Embassy will continue to send messages, as needed, about larger changes that may effect U.S. citizens in Panama. Minor changes, such as new health recommendations or reopening of a new sector of Panama’s economy, will be placed on the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information page. For all the details about changes made by the Government of Panama in response to the pandemic, please see the daily announcements from the Ministry of Health.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Panama.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
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