Panama Removes All Covid-19 Restrictions For Travelers
Photo Credit: Embajada de Panamá Facebook

Photo Credit: Embajada de Panamá Facebook

Panama Removes All Covid-19 Restrictions For Travelers

COVID-19 , Panama , Panama , restrictions
R. Peña
R. Peña Oct 7, 2022

Panama has finally lifted its Covid travel restrictions back to normal pre-pandemic entry guidelines. As of today, vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers will be allowed into the country.

Panama in recent years has become one of the top tourist destinations. Nestled between Costa Rica and Colombia, the country due to its affordability and nature. Travelers have been eager to visit Panama once again, without restrictions, to enjoy its beauty, culture, and the great outdoors.

Latin America in general has had an interesting relationship with Covid management. Early on, the region had the most relaxed covid restrictions across the globe compared to Europe and the United States. However, as the covid cases began to get severe and multiply in numbers, Central and South America began to follow suit.

Eventually all of Latin America has begun to ease restrictions. Argentina being one of the first, which at some point had the most strict Covid policies in the world. Logging the least cases during Covid’s prime. Now they have abandoned all policies in order to encourage tourism within the region.

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Since September 15th, Panama has started to relieve most of its restrictions. Except for the unvaccinated who had a tougher time entering the country. Now that Central America has become one of the most sought after destinations in the world to visit, the Panamanian government has transitioned into pre-pandemic normalcy.

Despite relying heavily on tourism dollars and sea trade, Panama had subjected the unvaccinated to tougher controls – up until now. However, with reports arising to confirm Central America, of which it is a part of, as the world’s new favorite travel destination, we can understand why the Panamanian Government would adopt a much more relaxed stance.

Now travelers can enter Panama with or without proof of vaccine. No PCR or Antigen test before boarding the plane. No quarantine for those who are unvaccinated. All policies from the pandemic have been removed and they are now in a pre-pandemic state.

 

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