The Minsa announced that this new measure will take effect from next Monday, June 21.
The head of the Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa
), Luis Francisco Sucre
announced that in coordination with the inter-institutional team they have decided since Monday, June 21, that every Panamanian traveler who enters the country and carries the complete vaccination card, plus a proof of negative COVID
-19, carried out less than 48 hours after entering the country, should not undergo the three-day quarantine.
The head of the Minsa
pointed out that the COVID
-19 test can be carried out in the country where they come from or at the airport through which they enter the country.
had already announced that as of May 24, travelers who wish to enter the country will be able to present their digital vaccination document and a negative COVID
-19 test carried out 48 hours in advance through the Association's Travel Pass platform. International Air Transport (IATA) were exempted from quarantine.
At the time of publication PanaTimes did not have clarity on whether the rule would apply to Cedula holders as well. We will publish this information as soon it becomes available to us.