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Security Alert - U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 11, 2022)


Location: Colon, Panama


Event: In light of ongoing protest activity and insecurity in the city of Colón, U.S. Embassy Panama City is restricting Mission personnel from traveling to the city of Colon until further notice. Panamanian National Police (PNP) contacts report that criminal elements are intent on inciting violence by infiltrating organized protest activity. Police and criminal elements are openly clashing in the streets of Colón.  There is an ongoing large-scale security operation underway to restore security to the city. The PNP has instituted a 6:00 p.m. curfew for the city.  U.S. citizens are reminded to take reasonable precautions when traveling in Panama.


Actions to Take:

  • Avoid Colon until further notice.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama  +507 317-5000



State Department - Consular Affairs  +1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444


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