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You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).

Panama Travel Restrictions

Updated:

25

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06/2021

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Reviewed:

Current

Who can travel to

Panama

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Tourists, Business Travellers

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

48 hours

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Can You Travel To Panama?

Panama is open to international travel, but requires a test. Many restrictions are still in place domestically.

Panama Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Panama

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Tourists, Business Travellers

Test Requirements

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

48 hours

Result format

Print, Digital

Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes

3 days

Do children need to be tested?

Local Restrictions In Panama

Wear a mask?

In all public places

Restaurants and bars open?

Yes

Non-essential businesses and attractions open?

Yes

Curfew?

Yes

Public transport

Limited operation

Restrictions on domestic travel

No

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Mandatory for all flights arriving in the UK

Must be conducted before you travel back to the UK

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Travelling To Panama FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

What must I do when returning to the UK from

Panama

?

Panama is on the banned travel ‘red list’. You cannot currently enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the banned travel list (sometimes known as the ‘red list’) in the last 10 days, unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK. If you travel in or through a country on the ‘red list’ in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you’ll need to make a booking to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel. Your hotel booking will include 2 coronavirus tests. Find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/booking-and-staying-in-a-quarantine-hotel-when-you-arrive-in-england   Before you enter the UK you must also: - take a COVID-19 test up to 3 days before departure. You will need to show a negative test result when you arrive in the UK - fill in your passenger locator form up to 48 hours before you enter the UK

What health and safety tips should I keep in mind during travel to

Panama

?

It is important to check with your travel agent or travel company ahead of planned travel if physical distancing, face coverings and additional hygiene precautionary measures have been implemented. - Expect delays and allow extra time for travel. - Be prepared to queue or take different routes in and around stations and airports to comply with physical distancing measures. - Make sure you plan ahead for your trip and consider packing enough food and drink in case shops and restaurants at transport hubs are not operating. - Try to maintain physical distancing (1-2 meters) from others as much as possible - Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, particularly before eating and drinking, after being in public areas, using public transport and using the toilet. - Carry an alcohol based hand sanitiser, containing at least 60% alcohol, for use when soap and water is not immediately available. Remember this should be 100mls or less to comply with airport liquid/gel restrictions. - Wearing a face covering may be mandatory in some countries when in public. If it is not, consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing isn't possible in public areas or enclosed spaces. 

How can I access medical help while abroad in

Panama

?

  • Inquiries about COVID-19 can be directed to: Ministry of Health hotline in Panama (169). Department of Epidemiology Dra. Lourdes Moreno (507-9100) If you are concerned that you may be unwell as a result of coronavirus, you should call the national hotline on 169, or use the Panamanian Government’s “R.O.S.A” (virtual clinic) to send a WhatsApp message, and follow their advice. (https://rosa.innovacion.gob.pa/) You can access the Panamanian public healthcare system on the same terms as Panamanians. Coronavirus tests in the public system, for those who meet the clinical requirement to be tested, will be free of charge. On 15 March 2020, Panamanian authorities announced new restrictions on access to medical services for routine care, as well as widespread closures of commercial and leisure establishments. Further restrictions were announced on 20 March 2020. Routine healthcare – including elective surgeries and consultations with doctors – in both hospitals and other clinics has been restricted to people with chronic illness, children and those who are pregnant. From 13 May 2020, private clinics can operate, provided they comply with the protocols established by the Panamanian Ministry of Health.

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