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  1. The Embassy is working on two evacuation options via military flights for those U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) accompanying U.S. citizen family members wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available. There are two U.S. military air flights scheduled for April 2 and 4 with a limited number of seats available; we are in the process of notifying individuals who have already expressed interest in being evacuated from Panama about these flights. · April 2, departing Panama Pacifico at 9:05 p.m. and arriving Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, FL, to arrive 1:15 a.m. April 3. · April 4, departing Panama Pacifico at 4:53 p.m. and arriving Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, TX, to arrive 8:43 p.m. Requirements, restrictions, and helpful information: · The flights are restricted to U.S. citizens and LPRs accompanying U.S. citizen family members. All passengers must be in possession of a valid U.S. passport or I-551 (green card) in order to qualify for a flight. · Availability will be based upon first-come first-served basis and will require a financial commitment in the form of a repatriation loan for the State Department calculated one-way fare to the destination of the aircraft, which is NOT negotiable. · Please note these flights will arrive at U.S. military installations and you will be responsible for coordinating your onward travel, including transit from the base to a commercial airport. The closest major airport near Fort Walton Beach, FL is New Orleans, LA; and the nearest to San Angelo, TX is San Antonio, TX. · If you are ill, you will not be permitted to fly. Prior to departure from Panama and upon arrival to the United States you will undergo a temperature screening. · All passengers must sign a promissory note to ensure payment of the required fare. · Baggage is restricted to two bags that cannot exceed 70lbs. total. · Service animals MAY be authorized on the April 2 flight. Please be sure to share your needs as appropriate. · You may bring limited liquids and snacks. Additional Department of Defense flights are projected through April 9, with limited seating. The embassy will continue researching additional military and civilian commercial options. Please express your interest in consideration for potential evacuation flights by emailing:  PanamaCityUSCitizen@state.gov. Please enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Embassy Panama City security updates: https://step.state.gov/ Consult the Embassy’s website (https://pa.usembassy.gov/) for additional information on the situation in Panama and the Department of State’s COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  2. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 26, 2020) Nationwide Suspension of Domestic Commercial and Charter Flights On March 26, Panama announced the nationwide suspension of commercial passenger and domestic charter flights, in addition to the March 22 ban on international commercial passenger flights. There are exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines. The Embassy is working on evacuation options via commercial humanitarian and military flights for those U.S. Citizens wishing to depart Panama. Please express your interest in consideration for potential evacuation flights by emailing: PanamaCityUSCitizen@state.gov. Availability will be based upon first-come first-served basis and will require a financial commitment in the form of a repatriation loan from the State Department calculated on one-way fare to the destination of the aircraft, which is NOT negotiable. On March 25, Panama enacted nationwide movement restrictions, also being referred to as quarantine. The movement restrictions will include regular windows of time for people to conduct essential activities, such as grocery shopping, getting gas and medicines, or dealing with a medical emergency, based on the last digit of their cedula number or passport if an individual does not have a cedula.  For U.S. Citizens in Panama without a cedula, they should carry their passports at all times. The two-hour windows are as follows: · Last number is 7 – 6:30 – 8:30am · Last number is 8 – 7:30 – 9:30am · Last number is 9 – 8:30 – 10:30am · Last number is 0 – 9:30 – 11:30am  · Last number is 1 – 12:30 – 2:30pm  · Last number is 2 – 1:30 – 3:30pm  · Last number is 3 – 2:30 – 4:30pm  · Last number is 4 – 3:30 – 5:30pm  · Last number is 5 – 4:30 – 6:30pm  · Last number is 6 – 5:30 – 7:30pm  There is a special window for those over 60 years old, regardless of cedula or passport numbers, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Even with these time allowances, during the nationwide movement restrictions the Embassy encourages everyone to prepare accordingly.  Take the opportunity to stock up on any medicines and food supplies you may need to shelter in place in your homes for an extended period of time. 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-19for information on conditions in Panama. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Assistance:   U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.gov https://pa.usembassy.gov/ State Department – Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444  Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  3. Possible Repatriation Flights    The Embassy is working to find evacuation options via commercial humanitarian and military flights for those U.S. Citizens wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available.    There is a U.S. military air flight scheduled for March 30 with a very limited number of seats available; we are in the process of notifying individuals who have already expressed interest in being evacuated from Panama about this flight. Additional Department of Defense flights are projected through April 9, with limited seating.  Availability will be based upon first-come first-served basis and will require a financial commitment in the form of a repatriation loan for the State Department calculated one-way fare to the destination of the aircraft, which is NOT negotiable.    Please express your interest in consideration for potential evacuation flights by emailing:  PanamaCityUSCitizen@state.gov.  Please enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Embassy Panama City security updates: https://step.state.gov/  Consult the Embassy’s website (https://pa.usembassy.gov/) for additional information on the situation in Panama and the Department of State’s COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.  Assistance:     U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama  Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue  Clayton, Panama  +507 317-5000   Panama-ACS@state.gov   https://pa.usembassy.gov/ State Department – Consular Affairs  +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444  Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. 
  4. Event: Nationwide Movement Restrictions Beginning March 25, 2020 Panama has enacted nationwide movement restrictions, also being referred to as quarantine, beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:01 am. The movement restrictions will include regular windows of time for people to grocery shop, get medicines, or deal with medical emergencies based on the last digit of their cedula number or passport if an individual does not have a cedula. U.S. Citizens in Panama without a cedula should carry their passports at all times. The windows available for completing shopping for groceries and medicines, or treating medical emergencies, are as follows: Last number is 7 – 6:30 – 8:30am Last number is 8 - 7:30 – 9:30am Last number is 9 – 8:30 – 10:30am Last number is 0 – 9:30 – 11:30am Last number is 1 – 12:30 – 2:30pm Last number is 2 – 1:30 – 3:30pm Last number is 3 - 2:30 – 4:30pm Last number is 4 – 3:30 – 5:30pm Last number is 5 – 4:30 – 6:30pm Last number is 6 – 5:30 – 7:30pm There is a special window for those over 60 years old, regardless of cedula or passport numbers, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Even with these time allowances, during the nationwide movement restrictions the Embassy encourages everyone to prepare accordingly. Take the opportunity to stock up on any medicines and food supplies you may need to shelter in place in your homes for an extended period of time.
  5. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 24, 2020) Location: Panama Event: Expansion of Nationwide Curfew Hours Effective Tuesday, March 24, The Government of Panama will expand a nationwide curfew from the current times of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Decree 504 establishes that people who break health regulations and quarantines will receive fines between $50,000 to $100,000, and this includes sending files to penal authorities in order to protect the population. The Embassy received notice that Panama may enact nationwide movement restrictions at some point in the near future. As of now, the movement restrictions are not in effect, and we do not know when it will happen. However, it could be at any time. We are working to get more information The movement restrictions will include regular windows of time for people to grocery shop, get medicines, and take care of other critical activities based on the last digit of their cedula number or passport if an individual does not have a cedula. For U.S. Citizens in Panama without a cedula, they should carry their passports at all times and only/only move for grocery-meds shopping. As movement restriction information becomes clearer, the Embassy will provide additional guidance and updates for the U.S. citizen community. Even with these time allowances, during the nationwide movement restrictions the Embassy encourages everyone to prepare accordingly. Take the opportunity to stock up on any medicines and food supplies you may need to shelter in place in your homes for an extended period of time. www.step.state.gov
  6. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 23, 2020) Nationwide Movement Restrictions The Embassy received notice that Panama may enact nationwide movement restrictions at some point in the near future. As of now, the movement restrictions are not in effect, and we do not know when it will happen. However, it could be at any time. We are working to get more information The movement restrictions will include regular windows of time for people to grocery shop, get medicines, and take care of other critical activities based on the last digit of their cedula number or passport if an individual does not have a cedula. For U.S. Citizens in Panama without a cedula, they should carry their passports at all times and only/only move for grocery-meds shopping. As movement restriction information becomes clearer, the Embassy will provide additional guidance and updates for the U.S. citizen community. Even with these time allowances, during the nationwide movement restrictions the Embassy encourages everyone to prepare accordingly. Take the opportunity to stock up on any medicines and food supplies you may need to shelter in place in your homes for an extended period of time. On March 22, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed 313 cases of COVID-19. On March 22, the Panamanian government suspended all commercial flights into and out of Panama for 30 days. March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Effective March 18, the government of Panama has announced there will be an indefinite nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak the Peace Corps has reduced/evacuated all Volunteers from Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures 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. Panama has barred admission to individuals who are not citizens or residents. All incoming travelers are subject to a mandatory 14-day in-home quarantine. Transiting travelers who do not leave the airport are being permitted to continue their journeys. Visit the website of the Panamanian Ministry of Health (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures. The government of Panama has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed nation-wide. Sporting events, festivals, and all gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information. Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Panama has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice U.S. government personnel are restricted from non-essential domestic and international travel. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.gov https://pa.usembassy.gov/ State Department – Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444 Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  7. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 22, 2020) Three humanitarian flights to Houston operated by United will depart from Tocumen International Airport March 23 and 24, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Panama City has been informed that United Airlines will operate the following humanitarian flights, which will depart from Tocumen International Airport and go to Houston, Texas. Please contact United Airlines directly for seat availability and reservations. Flight 1856 PTY to IAH Departing 12:25 March 23 Flight 1033 PTY to IAH Departing 14:55 March 23 Flight 1856 PTY to IAH Departing 12:25 March 24 The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice U.S. government personnel are restricted from non-essential domestic and international travel. 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-19for information on conditions in Panama. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.gov https://pa.usembassy.gov State Department - Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444
  8. U.S. Embassy - Consular Announcement U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. In case commercial transportation options cease to be available, we are compiling a list of persons seeking to leave Panama. Please enroll in STEP and provide your name and contact information to our email address: PanamaCityUSCitizen@state.gov so we can contact you as soon as we have any updates. Your email message should include the following information: · Your full name as spelled in your passport · Information we can use to contact you now – a current phone number and email address. · Your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY) · Your passport number, and its date of issuance and expiration. If it is not a U.S. passport, please note the country that issued it. Please also note any non-U.S. citizen immediate family members traveling with you. · Please note your current location (city and country) and any special needs you may have, such as medical issues. https://step.state.gov/
  9. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 22, 2020) Event: Effective at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, Panama will suspend all commercial flights into and out of Panama. The Government of Panama enacted a nationwide curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. On Thursday, March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory. In light of the impending suspension of all commercial flights into and out of Panama, the U.S. Embassy in Panama City urges U.S. Citizens intending to depart Panama to do so today, Sunday, March 22. In addition, considering the 9:00 pm curfew, the Embassy further urges U.S. Citizens departing on evening flights to ensure their arrival at the airport prior to the 9:00 pm curfew. For those U.S. Citizens unable to depart Panama, the Panamanian Tourism Authority has confirmed that certain hotels and tourist accommodations remain open for those foreign visitors already in Panama and unable to depart the country. Questions about accommodations can be directed to the Tourism Authority at 6330-2520 or contacto@atop.gob.pa. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice U.S. government personnel are restricted from non-essential domestic and international travel. 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. Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Panama. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.go https://pa.usembassy.gov/ State Department - Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444 Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  10. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, Panama will suspend all commercial flights into and out of Panama. On Thursday, March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory. On March 19, the Panamanian government announced that all commercial flights into and out of Panama will be suspended as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Any U.S. Citizens wishing to return to the United States should do so immediately. Any U.S. Citizens remaining in Panama should be prepared to remain indefinitely. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe. If you decide to travel abroad or are already outside the United States: · Consider returning to your country of residence immediately using whatever commercial means are available. · Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. Government for assistance. · Review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus. · Check with your airline, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. · Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security. · Visit our Embassy webpages on COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country or jurisdiction. · Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. · Visit Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe. On March 18, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. Effective March 18, the government of Panama has announced there will be an indefinite nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures 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. Panama has barred admission to individuals who are not citizens or residents. All incoming travelers are subject to a mandatory 14-day in-home quarantine. Transiting travelers who do not leave the airport are being permitted to continue their journeys. Visit the website of the Panamanian Ministry of Health (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures. The government of Panama has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed nation-wide until March 20 and in San Miguelito, Panama Centro, and Panama Norte they will remain closed until April 7. Sporting events, festivals, and all gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information. Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Panama has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice U.S. government personnel are restricted from non-essential domestic and international travel. 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. Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Panama. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.gov https://pa.usembassy.gov/ · State Department - Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444 · Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  11. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 18, 2020) Location: Panama Event: Effective tonight, March 18, there will be an indefinite nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. On March 17, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures 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. Panama has barred admission to individuals who are not citizens or residents. All incoming travelers are subject to a mandatory 14-day in-home quarantine. Transiting travelers who do not leave the airport are being permitted to continue their journeys. Visit the website of the Panamanian Ministry of Health (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures. The government of Panama has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed nation-wide until March 20 and in San Miguelito, Panama Centro, and Panama Norte they will remain closed until April 7. Sporting events, festivals, and all gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information. Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Panama has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice U.S. government personnel are restricted from non-essential domestic and international travel. Effective tonight, March 18, there will be an indefinite nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. 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. Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Panama. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.gov https://pa.usembassy.gov/ · State Department - Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444 · Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  12. From Dr. Tuer in Boquete, "This is for anyone to use, it’s through chat and if needed a doc will call you back." Compártelo con tus amigos y colaboremos con las consultas que tengan con respecto al COVID-19 ¡Haz buen uso de este nuevo servicio! https://rosa.innovacion.gob.pa/ Asistente digital para reportar si tienes síntomas de covid19
  13. There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (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 15, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Effective 11:59 pm March 16, only Panamanian citizens and residents can enter the country and all travelers must submit to a 14-day mandatory home quarantine. This does not apply to those in transit, there is no guidance if this applies retroactively. Effective March 16, all public entertainment areas and stores in the entire country must close, which includes, restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, and children’s parks, as well as beaches. Food delivery services, grocery stores, and pharmacies will continue to operate with social distancing and capacity limits. All events nationwide (i.e., fairs, events, church services, etc.) that would congregate more than 50 people have been suspended. Patrols are moving through the city sanctioning groups of over 50 persons. On March 13, all cruise ship passengers were banned from disembarking in Panama. If passengers must disembark, they will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. 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 (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures. The government has implemented school and university closures nationwide until March 20. Schools and universities in San Miguelito, Panama Centro, and Panama Norte will remain closed until April 7. The government has also suspended large gatherings until April 7. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.
  14. The U.S. Embassy in Panama City is currently operating at reduced staffing. As a result, the Consular Section will be closed for routine services from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice. Emergency services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa services will still be available. Acceptance and processing of passport and visa applications eligible for mail-in renewal will also continue without interruption. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of an emergency consular service, please contact us via email at Panama-ACS@state.gov or call +507 317-5000. If you believe that you have an emergency need for visa services (e.g., medical emergencies), please contact Panama-Visas@state.gov.
  15. Health Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (March 13, 2020) There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (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 12, the Panamanian Ministry of Health announced 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama. The government of Panama has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of March 13, all cruise ship passengers are banned from disembarking in Panama. If passengers must disembark, they will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. 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 (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures. The government has implemented school and university closures nationwide until March 20. Schools and universities in San Miguelito, Panama Centro, and Panama Norte will remain closed until April 7. The government has also suspended large gatherings until April 7. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information. 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. Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Panama. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue Clayton, Panama +507 317-5000 Panama-ACS@state.gov https://pa.usembassy.gov/ · State Department - Consular Affairs +1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444
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