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US Embassy Alert - Revised June 20 Movement Restrictions


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Revised Event: Updated and Expanded COVID-19 Curfew Measures (June 17, 2021)
 
On June 15, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced additional curfew hours for various provinces and districts effective June 20.
 
 
Panama Province
 
Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday; except districts of East Otoque, West Otoque, San Felipe, and Taboga, 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.
 
Panama Oeste
 
Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m.
 
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 districts of Remedios, San Lorenzo, and Tole, where a 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. curfew will be in place Monday through Sunday.
 
Cocle
 
Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m.
 
The district of Aguadulce will be under full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m until Monday at 4:00 a.m.
 
Colon
 
Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m.
 
Herrera and Los Santos
 
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 Los Pozos, Ocu, Pedasi, and Pocri, 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 Calobre, Cañazas, Las Palmas, Mariato, Montijo, 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 – Bocas del Toro, the Darien, and indigenous areas – remain 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. 
 
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.
 
 
Edited by Denese A Rodgers
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