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Alert: Updated and Expanded COVID-19 Curfew Measures (July 8, 2021)


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Event: Updated and Expanded COVID-19 Curfew Measures (July 8, 2021)

 

On July 6, Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced additional curfew hours for various provinces and districts effective Sunday, July 11 and Monday, July 12.  See the MINSA Twitter page for details.  Restrictions announced on June 22, in Comunicado No. 483, remain in effect.

 

Cocle:  Effective July 11

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in Penonome, Aguadulce, and Anton districts.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday.

·                  Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m.

 

Colon:  Effective July 12

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in Colon district.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday in Colon district.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday in Donoso district.

·                  Businesses will close Monday through Saturday at 9:00 p.m. in Colon district, and Monday through Sunday at 9:00pm in Donoso district.

 

Chiriqui:  Effective July 12

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday in all districts.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., in Gualaca district.

·                  The following districts will have curfew hours, between 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., and businesses will close at 11:00 p.m.:  Remedios, Renacimiento, San Felix, Tole, and San Lorenzo.

·                  Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday in the remaining districts.

 

Panama Este:  Effective July 12

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday in Chepo district and Pacora township.

·                  Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

 

Los Santos:  Effective July 12

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 8:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in Las Tablas district.

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in Macaracas and Los Santos districts.

·                  Curfew between 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and businesses will close at 7:00pm, Monday through Saturday in Las Tablas district.

·                  Curfew between 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday will continue for Pedasi and Pocri districts.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday in the remaining districts.

·                  Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m. in the remaining districts.

 

Herrera:  Effective July 12

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 8:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in Chitre district.

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in Pese district.

·                  Curfew between 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and businesses will close at 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in Chitre district.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday in the remaining districts.

·                  Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m. in the remaining districts.

 

Measures for all other provinces remain the same, including:

 

Panama Oeste:

·                  Full lockdown from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m. in La Chorrera district.

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday.

·                  Businesses will close at 9:00 p.m.

 

Panama:

·                  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.

 

Veraguas:

·                  Curfew between 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

·                  Effective June 28, the following districts will have relaxed curfew hours, between 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.:  San Francisco, Montijo, Calobre, Santa Fe, Cañazas, Las Palmas, Rio de Jesus, and Mariato.

·                  The following districts remain in accordance with Decree No. 780:  Santiago, Atalaya, Sona, and La Mesa.

 

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.

 

Panama announced that it received a new shipment of vaccines on June 22. The public is encouraged to register for vaccination at, https://vacunas.panamasolidario.gob.pa/verificate/.

 

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

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