US puts Panama on its no go list

 
3,131Views 11Comments Posted 07/08/2020

The United States recommends that its citizens  avoid traveling to Panama, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, since "the risk has increased in some areas."

The caveat for Panama is that travelers may experience border and airport closings, travel bans, curfews, closed shops, and "other emergency conditions" ordered by Panamanian authorities to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of State on Thursday, August 6 included Panama and almost the entire region, in its  "level 4", travel recommendations.

The entire Central American isthmus (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua) was included along with the Colombia and Costa Rica , as well as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Surinam, and Bolivia.

Canada, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, and Ecuador, on the other hand, are located in level 3.

The State Department considers the risk of each level as: level 1, "exercise normal precautions"; level 2, "increase caution"; level 3, "reconsider your trip"; level 4, "don't travel".

The caveat for Panama is that travelers may experience border and airport closings, travel bans, curfews, closed shops, and "other emergency conditions" ordered by Panamanian authorities to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Panama has banned commercial passenger flights since March 23, but on Thursday it was announced that travel by citizens and residents will be allowed, conditioned on the presentation of the Covid-19 test, and keeping a mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

 



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Larry

Panama is doomed. Finished. People like oh ya will also be finished soon enough. When this thing blossoms, everyone will feel it. Including you. You rhink you know some things but you dont know your butt from a hole in the ground.

1 month ago
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sral

It is hypocritical for tío Samuel to label other countries as too risky when the US is leading the World in deaths and infection! And when folks slam Cortizo for lack of leadership, have they ever considered that #Covid-45 owns the out of control crisis in the USA because of his total lack of leadership.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Carlos sorry we fish all the time were i live in panama. I see you dont live in panama either

1 month ago
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Dr. Martin

Oh ya you show you live here. Stupid clouless and dump like Slaughter Cortizo. RippyVan Winkle is realistic and Expat shows the way the Gringos are going. Stop commenting wait for the allowness to enter your yellow rusty Taxi again and start making big money in Panama.

1 month ago
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Dr. Martin

Oh ya you show you live here. Stupid clouless and dump like Slaughter Cortizo. RippyVan Winkle is realistic and Expat shows the way the Gringos are going. Stop commenting wait for the allowness to enter your yellow rusty Taxi again and start making big money in Panama.

1 month ago
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Carlos

Oh Ya, Go fishing and get arrested. Take your head out of the sand, Panama is finished, no leadership, run by idiots.

1 month ago
user
Oh ya

With over 50 million Americans unemployed and fighting to pay the power bill i dont think panama has much to worry about them coming. 50 m is 1/3 of the country workforce

1 month ago
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Oh ya

So the comment by Rip just shows us he does not live here and has no idea gender has nothing to do with the lockdown for over a month now, he must now live in Portland. And expat had to leave also because he came here ipened a business and haf to close it like everybody else. I guess nobody told him panama is bring your OWN money country and you should not try to make a living here. As for thr rest of us here it is great that the whiners have gone home to mummy. Think i will go surf fishing manana

1 month ago
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Oh ya

So the comment by Rip just shows us he does not live here and has no idea gender has nothing to do with the lockdown for over a month now, he must now live in Portland. And expat had to leave also because he came here ipened a business and haf to close it like everybody else. I guess nobody told him panama is bring your OWN money country and you should not try to make a living here. As for thr rest of us here it is great that the whiners have gone home to mummy. Think i will go surf fishing manana

1 month ago
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RippyVanWinkle

The outlook for Panama's economy and people is very sad. How has the gender specific lockdown worked so far? It hasn't! Panama does Not have a plan to work through the pandemic. The government is trying to hide from it. What is Panama's plan to move forward. The day the lockdown ends, is the day you will see the infection rate increase more rapidly. It's the nature of the virus. What has incubated behind closed doors in a controlled environment is now free to spread openly. Europe is now seeing a resurgence of infections. Mandatory vaccines will be a must for Panama and probably most of the world where freedom is restricted.

1 month ago
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Expat

The US is right Covidiot Cortizo (Cortizidiod the 1.) took care on this Panamaian health and economy disaster. I am one of these gringos owners of a cedula and ex investor. I transferred the last dollar out of this sorry guys insane country with no outlook for the next 10years. Next is Cortizo follows Martinelli into the jail and the next burglar is your President. No thank you there are enough places for living good weather and investing. Go to hell Panama ( sorry you are already in) Good beye idiots.

1 month ago
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