Panama City, January 15. Due to operational concerns related to World Youth Day, such as unusually congested traffic and road closures in the vicinity of the Embassy and throughout Panama City, the United States Embassy and Consular Section in Panama City will not operate regularly from January 21 to 25, 2019.
Schedule during this week will remain as follows:
- Monday 21 January: The Embassy and Consular Section will close in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
- Tuesday 22 January: U.S. citizen emergency services will be available but Consular Section will be closed for routine services; Embassy will remain open to the public on this day.
- Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 January: U.S. citizen emergency services will be available but Consular Section will be closed for routine services; Embassy will remain closed to the public on these days.
During this week, Consular Staff will be available for emergencies throughout World Youth Day. The following U.S. citizen emergency services will be available: replacing lost/stolen passports, providing lists of medical resources, assisting victims of crime, visiting arrested or detained U.S. citizens, aiding in the location of missing U.S. citizens, and supporting relatives after the death of a U.S. citizen.
If you are a U.S. citizen and have an emergency during this week, you may contact us by phone dialing (+507) 317-5000, sending us an email to Panama-ACS@state.gov, or you can look for more information in our website pa.usembassy.gov.
Starting Monday January 28, 2019, the U.S. Embassy and Consular Section will resume regular operations.