Panama updates entry protocol to the country
Those who have a complete vaccination scheme will be exempted from performing the PCR test upon arrival and performing the preventive quarantine
As announced by the Ministry of Health of Panama, as of today, all travelers who enter the national territory from low-risk countries will be exonerated from taking any COVID-19 test upon arrival and from carrying out preventive quarantine as long as they have their complete vaccination schedule.
It is worth clarifying that the measure will be valid for passengers who have been inoculated 14 days before their flight with the vaccines approved by the WHO, FDA or EMA.
If the traveler comes from countries classified as low epidemiological risk and does not have a complete vaccination scheme, they will need to present a negative test result, either PCR or antigen, for up to 72 hours of validity and will be exonerated from the 72-hour preventive quarantine.
Regarding quarantine, the Decree indicates that, if the person comes from high-risk countries and does not have a complete vaccination scheme, they can comply with the 72-hour quarantine at a home or in an authorized hotel at their own cost and at the end of it, they must be tested, either by PCR or antigen.
The Decree also includes provisions for children under 12 years of age who would be exonerated from any type of test and quarantine, if their parents, caregivers or guardians meet the requirements established according to the level of epidemiological risk of the country of origin.