Cortizo’s partial veto of bill 544 reforming Panama’s Electoral Code only addressed one article, despite citizens’ concerns with four articles detrimental to equality and democracy in Panama.
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Panama’s national assembly has unanimously passed Bill 153 that will regulate the use of medical cannabis. The bill will allow research into the use of the plant as an alternative to pain medication. ...
Flights from Canada to the Scarlett Martinez International Airport in Río Hato, will begin starting November 12th, 2021. Sunwing Airlines announced the return of the Playa Blanca route from Toronto.
Vaccinated travelers will not be required to present a negative covid-19 test in Panama as of September 1st, 2021 unless they have traveled through a high-risk country in the last 15 days.
As of October 1, 2021, the Panama tourist visa will be cut in half, from 180 to 90 days, according to the National Immigration Service.
Panama announced fully vaccinated travelers entering Panama can circulate freely without quarantine by presenting a single negative test upon entry, starting Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Sunday, July 18th more mobility restrictions came into effect in the provinces of Panama Oeste and Veraguas. In the province of Panama West, San Carlos and La Chorrera are the districts affected.
The Ministry of the Environment (Miambiente) announced they would suspend tourist activities in Venas Azules Portobelo due to ecological damage caused by human activities.
Panama has announced a curfew for the districts of Donoso and Gualaca and Chepo, Las Tablas, and Chitré starting July 12th.
Starting Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 Dry Law will be in effect for the entire province of Panama West from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday until 4:00 a.m. on Monday, again.
Panama’s Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre said Tuesday, June 29, that the districts of La Chorrera, Penonomé, and Pesé will enter a total quarantine on Sundays.
There was a large explosion Sunday morning in the Las Terrazas de Coronado shopping center in the Chame district, Panama Oeste province. There was damage to a least 10 locals.
Panama celebrated World Ocean Day 2021 by creating a policy to protect Panama’s ocean diversity. on World Ocean Day, a decree was signed to triple the size of Coiba’s marine protected area.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) says mining will be an “important pillar of the country’s post-pandemic economy," designating 25,000 hectares of protected land for mining concessions. ...
The Panama digital nomad visa announcement comes as the traditional office, a pillar of our pre-pandemic work-life, continues to crumble.
Panamanian singer-songwriter Rubén Blades, has teamed up with MarVida in a campaign to raise awareness on the need to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics.
Panama is making changes to the popular Friendly Nations visa. One big change is rather than $5000 USD in a Panamanian bank, you will now need to invest 200K, or prove an employment relationship.
The second phase of the beach corridor project, from Santa Cruz to San Carlos. will not go into construction. The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) spoke to the companies that would carry out the design.
Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, during the epidemiological report of Covid-19 in Panama, this Tuesday, May 4th, announced an increase in infection in Panama West (Chame and San Carlos).
It is undeniable, Panama is affected by climate change. From flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains to droughts that limit the functioning of the Panama canal.
Foreigners and nationals can now register to be vaccinated against covid-19 in Panama. Foreigners who want to be vaccinated in Panama can apply using their E-cedula or passport.