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 suspends all international flights from entering and exiting the country of Panama.  This was first enacted during the national state of emergency on March 22, 2020 and has been renewed for 30 days at a time since.

Published in the Panama’s official registry of laws this afternoon, the measure will begin on May 22 at 11:59pm and be in effect for 30 days.  “Public health reasons” were cited as the cause extending the ban on international flight amid the global pandemic Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.  Exceptions to the ban are flights for humanitarian aid and cargo of medical and essential supplies.  Airlines are in the 4th economic block for reopening and a date for the airlines being able to operate has yet to be determined.

 

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