Corona Virus in Panama / Update 29 November 2021

The Corona situation in Panama is very good and the country is great to travel around with the current start of summer. There are almost no more curfews. Below you will find information around the Corona situation, the vaccination strategy and the impact of the pandemic on life, travel and the economy.

Health (figures as of 28 November 2021)

  • There are currently 2.693 active cases.
  • The R-value is 0,86.
  • The 7-day incidence is 33.
  • Panama performs the same number of tests per capita as Germany.
  • The percentage of positive tests is currently 2 – 5% daily.
  • The intensive care beds have never been fully utilized.
  • Corona vaccination (90% Biontech/Pfizer und 10% AstraZeneca) started in Panama in January.
  • Almost 90% of those over 12 are fully vaccinated.
  • There is no mandatory vaccination.
  • The graph shows the weekly trend (March 20 – Nov 21) of new infections (bars) and the test positive rate (curve / data link).


  • All sectors of the economy are open.
  • Current estimates predict economic growth of +12% in 2021 (2020: -17%).

Life in Panama

  • In Panama City and in almost all other regions, there are currently no longer any curfew restrictions.
  • There is still a mask requirement, which also applies outdoors. This is to be lifted, but the date has not yet been fixed.
  • The government measures the corona risk of the individual regions on the basis of certain indicators (R-value, hospital occupancy rate, etc.) and adopts region-specific measures on the basis of this.

Travel to Panama

  • Fully vaccinated persons may enter Panama without presenting a Corona test. Current entry regulations can be found in the previous link.
  • Panama offers vaccination trips for tourists to get vaccinated against Corona in Panama from 01 October 2021.
  • Departing travelers can take a Corona test at Panama City Airport (if required by their home country).


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