According to the records of the National Migration Service of Panama, between January and July of this year, 1,444,955 people have entered and left the country, a figure lower than that registered in the same period of 2019.
The effects of the coronavirus
pandemic began to be felt in this movement in March once the closure of the borders was decreed as a measure to mitigate the virus.
Between January and July 2019, the entry and exit of Panamanians and foreigners reached the figure of 3,795,815; In other words, 2,350,860 fewer people have been reported to have passed through the Panamanian checkpoints, between entries and exits.
Comparing the first two months of the year the numbers were high; In January 2019 the movement of people was 692,806 and in 2020 it was 600,449, In February 2019 559,849 people were reported and in 2020 it was 537,082.
The difference begins to be reflected from March of this year with a flow of entries and exits of 263,645 people, while in March 2019 it was 562,280.
In July, a movement of 16,238 people was registered, while in July 2019, 526,326 were reported.
It is important to highlight that the movements during the quarantine correspond mainly to humanitarian flights, either for the return of nationals and the departure of foreigners.