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 following economic sectors: Construction and related activities (engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, moving services), Panama Pacifico, Colon Free Zone and other free trade zones, private ship docks and sports fishing, tailor shops, shoe shops, and carwashes will resume operations.
On September 14, the following changes in movement restrictions will be implemented: Gender-based movement restrictions are lifted and ‘salvoconductos’ become null and void, except for those occupations that require movement during curfew hours. Curfew will be from 11pm to 5am, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday as a day of total quarantine in all provinces except for Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriqui, where curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday through Friday, with a total quarantine on Saturday and Sunday.
For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the Ministry of the Presidency.
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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