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Health Alert: Expanded COVID-19 Curfew Measures (June 2, 2021)


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Event: Expanded COVID-19 Curfew Measures (June 2, 2021)

 

On June 1, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced modified curfew hours for various provinces and districts effective June 7.

 

Panama (including the District of San Miguelito)

  • Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday; except districts of San Felipe, Taboga, East Otoque and West Otoque where a 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. curfew will be in place Monday through Sunday. 
  • Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m.
  • There will be an exception to curfew hours on June 8 for transit after Panama's national soccer team match.  

Chiriqui

  • Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m.; except the district of Remedios, where a 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. curfew will be in place Monday through Sunday.

Veraguas

  • Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m.; except districts of Cañazas, Montijo, Calobre, Mariato, Rio de Jesus, and Santa Fe, where a 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. curfew will be in place Monday through Sunday.  

The rest of Panama remains under nationwide curfew Monday through Sunday from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Additional movement and business restrictions vary by region.

  

For all the details about changes made by the Government of Panama in response to the pandemic, please see the daily announcements on the Ministry of Health’s website, Twitter or Instagram account.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Panama that it is always obligatory to comply with local laws. 

 

MINSA reminds citizens and residents of Panama that staying at home, not touching your face, and washing your hands frequently are the best means of prevention against COVID-19.  It also requires the use of masks when in public.

 

The Embassy will continue to send messages, as needed, about larger changes that may affect U.S. citizens in Panama.  Minor changes, such as new health recommendations or reopening of a new sector of Panama's economy, will be placed on the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information page.

 

Actions to Take:

 

Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date 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 

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Denese A. Rodgers
+507 6456-8539
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