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  1. For those wishing to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 here in Panama, there now is a website discussing the Panamá Solidario "Movement" (basically how Panama is helping those affected by the pandemic, including healthcare, funds, food deliveries, etc.). Here is the link to the "top" of that website. https://www.panamasolidario.gob.pa/ Then click on the "Vacunas" topic to register for the vaccination. Or you can click here to go directly to that page: https://vacunas.panamasolidario.gob.pa/vacunas/ We have been told that Panama has established four "categories" (prioritie
  2. Subject to obtaining the required approvals, COPA's tentative plan is to restart flying on June 1, with 50 destinations served at the outset. The preliminary weekly schedule was published today by La Prensa: the table notes destination cities and the number of weekly flights planned for each.
  3. On January 12, the Government of Panama announced updated regional and national COVID-19 restrictions beginning January 14. Starting January 14, a nationwide curfew is in effect Monday through Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Additional movement and business restrictions vary by region. Panama and Panama Oeste: Starting January 14, movement restrictions based on passport or cedula number are eliminated. However, gender restrictions for shopping remain in place (Men: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Women: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Weekends are full lockdown, from Fridays at 9 p.m. un
  4. Some more information about the covid vaccinations: The vaccine will be distributed and tracked only via MINSA, not by private doctors or clinics. They will do it in 4 groups, starting in another 1 or 2 weeks. People over 60 are in the second group. The Panama Solidario website link does in fact only accept Panamanian cédulas or permanent resident CIP cards, but everyone has the right to receive the vaccine, and MINSA will be setting up kiosks at their facilities to register people with other IDs. The online registration site is mainly to get a head count for Group
  5. Due to new movement and business restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Health, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama City will be closed for non-emergency services through January 15, 2021. The Embassy will be completely closed on January 1, 2021.   Emergency services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa services will still be available. If you are a U.S. citizen experiencing an emergency, please contact us via email at Panama-ACS@state.gov or call +507 317-5000.   If you know someone with an emergency need for visa services (emergen
  6. Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (December 28, 2020)   Events:  New Regional and Nationwide COVID-19 Restrictions in Panama   On December 28, the Government of Panama announced new regional and nationwide restrictions lasting until January 14. Starting January 4, these include a return to movement restrictions based on gender and ID number in the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste. Movement and shopping restrictions: · From December 28 to December 31, a nationwide curfew remains in effect from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Additional
  7. Updated: Nationwide Movement, Business, and Alcohol Restrictions in Panama On December 18, the Government of Panama announced expanded nationwide movement and business restrictions between December 18 and January 4. Movement restrictions: From December 18 through January 4, curfew is set from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. From December 23 at 5:00 a.m. through January 4 at 5:00 a.m., access to/from beaches and the interior will be restricted.
  8. New Nationwide Movement, Business, & Alcohol Restrictions in Panama On December 15, the Government of Panama announced new nationwide movement and business restrictions between December 18 and January 4. Movement restrictions: From December 18 through January 4, curfew is set from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. From December 23 at 5:00 a.m. through January 4 at 5:00 a.m., access to/from beaches and the interior will be restricted. There will be checkpoints in strategic locations such
  9. Movement and Alcohol Restrictions in Panama and Panama Oeste Beginning December 8, movement and alcohol restrictions in the province of Panama province changed as follows: Daily curfew is from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. The sale and consumption of alcohol is prohibited during curfew hours. On December 4, movement and alcohol restrictions in the province of Panama Oeste changed as follows: Daily curfew is from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. The sale of alcohol is prohibited from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  10. PANAMA OESTE Beginning December 4, movement and alcohol restrictions in Panama Oeste province are changed as follows: Daily curfew is from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. The sale of alcohol is prohibited from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Additionally, the movement restrictions in place in Sona and Francisco, in the province of Veraguas, have been lifted and replaced by the daily 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew practiced throughout Panama. Movement restrictions remain unchanged in the rest of the country (d
  11. https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/chamber-of-commerce-calls-for-tax-easing
  12. 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
  13. https://www.newsroompanama.com/environment/panama-3/21-year-old-mining-contract-ruled-unconstitutional
  14. https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/ECommerce_is_Gaining_Ground_in_the_Region
  15. The death of a loved one takes many people by surprise. Besides the emotional burden and grief, one suddenly has to deal with legal, financial and administrative procedures, especially if the deceased did not have his/her assets organized. Everyday life can very quickly confront us with situations in which it is absolutely necessary to consult a legal expert. Knowledge edge in legal matters helps you to make an informed decision and protect not only your investment and assets, but also your family, heirs and loved ones. Two case studies from our legal practice regarding inheritance law i
  16. Beginning Saturday, October 17, the province of Chiriqui and the district of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro will no longer have Saturday quarantine. Curfews will remain unchanged in the rest of Panama.  Monday through Friday the curfew starts at 11:00 p.m and is lifted at 5:00 a.m., with quarantine from Saturday at 11:00 p.m. until Monday at 5:00 a.m. The provinces of Chiriqui and Colon and the districts of Chiriqui Grande, Isla Colon, Changuinola and Almirante in Bocas del Toro have curfew from Monday through Friday, 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., with quarantine from Saturday at 7:00 p.m. unt
  17. Additional Economic Reopening, Resumption of Commercial Aviation, and Change in Movement Restrictions Beginning on October 12, curfews will remain unchanged in all of Panama except the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Colon, and Chiriquí. In Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui curfew will be from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday, with a weekend quarantine from Friday at 7:00 p.m. until Monday at 5:00 a.m. The province of Colon and the districts of Chiriqui Grande, Isla Colon, and Almirante in Bocas del Toro will have the same curfew hours, but curfew in thes
  18. Moderator comment: Below is an unedited automated translation of the above news article. https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/2020/05/04/tres-personas-fueron-asesinadas-el-fin-de-semana-en-colon/2828384.html
  19. Traveling to Panama: New Entry Requirements Starting October 12th Panama is reopening for international visitors, reactivating international flights, tourist activities, hotels, and more. At the same time, there are new entry regulations and COVID-19 precautions that all travelers must comply with upon arrival in Panama. Upon arrival to the country every national, resident or foreigner must present a negative PCR Test Certificate or antigen, no older than 48 hours. By complying with this measure established by the Ministry of Health of Panama, the traveler will be able to ente
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