The Vacutur Panama project through which it seeks to reactivate the country's tourism sector was approved this Wednesday by the Cabinet Council.
The Presidency of the Republic informs that through this initiative the Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) is authorized to use and apply AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19, in people who arrive in the national territory as tourists.
"Vacutur Panama seeks to attract the arrival of tourists to Panama for the application of doses of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca," he highlights.
It details that the health authorities and the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) will be expanding details on the Vacutur Panama project, such as the date of its start, in the coming days.
"The objective of the Vacutur Panama project is to reactivate the economy with the accommodation of tourists for a minimum of two nights in hotels registered by the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), which has registered more than 60 companies for the activity", the Presidency explained in a statement.
After the announcement of this approval, the Panamanian Association of Hotels (Apatel) applauded the initiative, highlighting that it will contribute to the economic reactivation and tourism in the country.