Panama Suspends International Flights Until June 22

Panama will continue the suspension of all international flights until June 22, according to a press release from the Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil de Panama (Civic Aeronautical Authority).  This announcement was made today regarding the extension of the decree that…

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Men Can Shop on Saturday May 16 in Panama

Three months ago the Bocas Breeze editorial staff could never imagine a headline that dealt with men shopping or not shopping on the weekend, but nonetheless, in the spirit of the “new normal,” we report that on Saturday, May…

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COVID-19 Updates – Bocas del Toro, Panama

May 13, 2020 MINSA falsely previously reported 62 cases for Bocas del Toro province.  Of the 61 known cases in the Bocas del Toro province, per district…

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Lifting the Quarantine in Panama – 4 Parameters Are Set

Health Minister Dr. Rosario Turner gave a presentation during the May 11 press conference on COVID-19 that detailed the four parameters the government will use to determine the circumstances of the national quarantine measures being reduced.  She gave no…

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Panama Will Re-Activate Economy in Six Phases Starting May 13th 

President Laurentino Cortizo announced in a press conference that the first “economic block” will be opened up on Wednesday May 13, 2020.  There are six different “blocks” in total and will be phased back into economic activity gradually.  This…

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Can You Buy Alcohol in Bocas del Toro?

Yes and no.  Right now, it depends on which store you go to. Some stores are selling and have been officially selling since the national ban was lifted on Friday May 8th at 3:45pm.  Others are currently not selling…

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President and Mayors of Panama Negotiate Lifting of Dry Law

On May 6th, the Ministry of Health announced gradual lifting of the ban on alcohol as of Friday, May 8, 2020.  A law is not official until a decree is signed and submitted to the “gaceta nacional,” which documents…

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Alchohol Ban To Be Lifted Nationally on May 8 and Many Districts Elect to Extend Dry Law Locally

Español abajo The national ban on alcohol will be lifted as of May 8,2020, announced by Ministry of Health Vice-minister Dr. Luis Francisco Sucre during the May 6th national press conference.  Dr. Sucre mentioned that there will be a limit…

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