Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Molecular COVID-19 test at Tocumen Airport will cost $85

Molecular COVID-19 test at Tocumen Airport will cost $85

This molecular COVID-19 test is in addition to the PCR or negative antigen test performed 48 prior to arrival in Panama, which travelers must have.
Tocumen International Airport reported that as established by Executive Decree No. 486 , as of this Monday, April 19, 2021, all travelers who have stayed or transited through South America during the last fifteen days and who enter Panama, must A molecular COVID-19 test must be performed at your expense, which also applies to those who enter the country from other points of entry.

This test, which travelers must continue to assume, will cost $85.00. It is additional to the PCR or negative antigen test carried out 48 before arrival in Panama, which travelers must have.

The Tocumen Airport adds that as the document establishes, travelers who have a positive molecular COVID-19 test result will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine in a hospital hotel for COVID-19 travelers or where provided by the Health authority.

In the case of passengers whose molecular COVID-19 test has a negative result, they must comply with a three-day isolation period at their home or in a non-COVID-19 surveillance hotel at the expense of the State.

On the other hand, the Tocumen Airport indicates that travelers arriving from points other than South America must only present a negative swab / PCS or antigen test with a maximum of 48 hours, and do not have to undergo the COVID-19 molecular test.

Passengers who are in transit to other destinations do not need to take the COVID-19 test, however, the health authority reserves the right to randomly test all travelers at the points of entry into the national territory.

In addition, those who do not carry the swab / PCR or negative antigen test, or whose certificate, in the opinion of the health authority, does not meet the minimum requirements for validation, will have the obligation to carry out a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the Tocumen International Airport.

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