New rules for  arriving passengers

 
2,048Views 8Comments Posted 15/08/2020

The Ministry of Health has announced its new sanitary measures for passengers entering Panama during the national emergency.

Travelers must present a negative swab / PCR or antigen test certificate to the airline no later than 48 hours prior to boarding.

They must also sign an acceptance in the affidavit committing themselves to comply with the sanitary control measures and health protocols established by the National Government, and use the application to monitor the appearance of symptoms and confirmation of quarantine. They must also provide the landline of the residence where they will quarantine.

Technical, auxiliary, mechanical crews and humanitarian personnel are exempt from this provision, but they must use a mask and other biosecurity measures established by the Ministry of Health.

Any request for authorization of commercial flights must be submitted 20 days prior to arrival.

Applications for the entry of humanitarian flights that must be authorized by the Ministry of Health and must be submitted 5 days prior to arrival, unless there are medical urgency reasons.

Flights to transport products, hospital medical equipment, drugs, vaccines, and other public health supplies will not require authorization from the ministry.

Requests for private flights must be submitted 7 days in advance.

The crew of commercial, private or humanitarian transport flights may remain in the country for a maximum period of 24 hours.

The departure of people from the country will not require authorization from the Ministry of Health.

 



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Jbbrown

I'm sure the travel agents are just so busy booking people trips to Panama, sounds like so much fun to be had!! I wonder at what point Decameron, Bijou Beach, Riu etc.. will no longer be sustainable and the corps that own them pull the plug? The maintenance and upkeep on them in that heat, humidity and salt air has to be expensive. Place like the Dominican Republic , Aruba and other more desirable locations will be open and taking what few people are willing to travel. Panama might find themselves with closed husks of former resorts. There is already one next to Riu and Playa Blanca that went out of business even before the pandemic. Yeah just keep the quarantine in place and make draconian rules for entry, jackasses. Tens of thousands permanently out of work with more everyday. Sweden had the right model and the world hates them for being right!

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Captain

MR EDITOR. PLEASE FIX YOUR SERVER.

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Carlos

Completely insane, who the H would even consider going there if you managed to escape.

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Carlos

Completely insane, who the H would even consider going there if you managed to escape.

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Carlos

Completely insane, who the H would even consider going there if you managed to escape.

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Richard Detrich

How out of touch with reality can you be??? We haven't had landlines available for years!!

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Richard Detrich

How out of touch with reality can you be??? We haven't had landlines available for years!!

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Oh ya

Landline . Not many in panama have them or 8 tracks anymore

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