Commercial Flights: Suspension Continues in Panama

Based on public health reasons, the Civil Aeronautical Authority decided to suspend until September 21st the international flights of Commercial Passengers Aviation and General Passengers Aviation.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Due to the propagation of covid-19, Panamanian authorities decided to prohibit since March 22nd of this year, the operation of commercial flights. Since the measure became effective, the restriction has been extended on multiple occasions.

Humanitarian flights and those necessary to transport products, medical-hospital equipment, medicines, vaccines and any other public health supplies required to deal with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are exempted from this measure, according to the official document.

See "Tourism and Travel: Consumer Interests and Preferences"

The decision contained in Resolution No. 133/DG/DJ/AAC was published last August 21 in the digital version of The Gazette. See full publication.

Although commercial flights will remain suspended, days before the government had already endorsed a Decree that allows the departure from Panama of passengers on humanitarian flights, as well as the transit of people through the Tocumen International Airport in a limited manner, in terms of number and connections, as long as their connections do not exceed six hours between the arrival and departure flights.

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