Panama restricts entry to foreigners

Monday March 16th 2020 the Government of Panama is restricting the entry of foreigners only nationals and foreigners with residency in the country can enter Panama.

“As of March 16 at 11:59 p.m., the entry of non-nationals and non-residents of Panama into the country is restricted,” the country’s president, Laurentino Cortizo, reported on his Twitter account.

The president added that every Panamanian — or foreign resident — who travels into the country will have mandatory preventive isolation at his home for 14 days.

This news came after the number of those affected by coronavirus rose to 55 cases, including a deceased person, Sunday March 15th. 

Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino said the measure has the main objective of “protecting the life of all people within the national territory.”

He added that medical supplies and medicines will continue to enter and the necessary coordination will be made to permit access.