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May 11 at 11:58 AM

Security Alert - U. S. Embassy Panama City, Panama (May 11, 2018)


In accordance with the Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State in January 2018, The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past, they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues.


Actions to Take:

-Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, and transportation hubs.   

-Keep a low profile.

-Be aware of your surroundings.

-Review your personal security plans.

-Report social media threats to local authorities.



U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama





State Department - Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Panama Country Information

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