MINSA Panama establishes new entry measures for travelers.

MINSA Panama establishes new measures for travelers.

International traveling to Panama from low-risk countries.

Travelers entering Panama by land, sea, or air no longer have to present a negative PCR test. This only applies to travelers that can present a complete vaccination card, which needs to include the 2 vaccinations. The second vaccination has to been put equal to or greater than 14 days when arriving in Panama. This is established in Executive Decree No. 833 of Monday, August 30, 2021. 

The decree also indicates that travelers who do not have a complete vaccination card will need to present a negative result of the COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) valid for up to 72 hours or at your own cost at the air, sea, or land point of entry. If the result is negative, the traveler will be exonerated from the 72-hour preventive quarantine.

 

International traveling to Panama from high-risk countries.

HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES: The United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guyana, and Surinam.

Non-vaccinated travelers arriving from or that have transited through High-Risk countries in the last 15 days will be required to take an additional COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine for 72 hours in a hotel, and the cost of the stay must be fully covered by the traveler. However, travelers arriving from these countries that can present a complete vaccination scheme, equal to or greater than 14 days after the last dose, will be exempt from the 72-hour quarantine. 

 

National traveling within Panama.

The government has lifted the requirements of presenting a negative PCR result when traveling by land, sea, or air to certain destinations within the country. This is established in Executive Decree No. 832 of Monday, August 30, 2021. 

 

NOTE: Before traveling to Panama we recommend you check the current restrictions with your embassy. Click here to view the COVID-19 Information by the US Embassy in Panama.