Panama will reopen international flights on 12 October

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Civil Aeronautical Authority (AAC) Panama confirmed that the 12 October, international flights that have been suspended since last March will be reactivated as a preventive measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country, according to an official statement.

The AAC explained that all passengers and airlines, "Without exceptions" will be governed by the sanitary measures established by the health authorities to gradually reactivate the economy, that considers the decrease in the numbers of infections, and availability of hospital infrastructure to care for patients if there is a regrowth.

“… By this means the reactivation of international aviation in the Republic of Panama is communicated to the population, from 12 October 2020, This must be governed in accordance with the protocols established by the Ministry of Health (MINSA)”, he claimed.

The AAC said that passengers traveling to Panama must present to the airline the certificate of swab / PCR or negative antigens with a maximum of 96 hours prior to boarding the flight in the country of origin, and sign an acceptance in which it undertakes to comply with the sanitary control measures and health protocols established by the national government through the MINSA.

Added to that, the traveler must commit to the use of the application for monitoring the appearance of symptoms and confirmation of quarantine, or any other measure provided by MINSA for the proper traceability of the passenger.

The AAC will keep the suspension of international flights in force until 11:59 pm the 11 October 2020.

Panama registers so far 107,284 cumulative cases of coronavirus infections, of which
2,285 they are deceased, according to MINSA.

The clinical recoveries went up to 83,318.

While, Tocumen International Airport will continue with Controlled Operations for the Interconnection of International Aviation, until 11:59 p.m. of the 11 October, which allows exits, connections and income of nationals and residents which are carried out under protocols established by the Ministry of Health.