Panama

COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions

Crew Changes in Panama

Crew Changes are allowed in Panamá, but the following restrictions apply:

On signers

  • Local Authorities do not allow on signers coming from South America, all countries. Same applies for persons that were in transit in any country of South America.
  • Local Authorities do not allow on signers coming from United Kingdom and South Africa. Same applies for crew that were in transit in any of the mentioned 2 countries.

Off signers

  • For vessels coming from South America, United Kingdom & South Africa, off signers are subject to the approval of Local Authorities. If approved, the outbound flight must take place on the same day of the disembarkment.
  • Off signers are not allowed to stay at a hotel.

Please note that Tocumen International Airport was re-opened October 12th, 2020. Seafarers should have PCR or Antigen testing on hand (held 48hrs before the flight) on their arrival. But, if they do not have a covid test on hand, the authorities are allowing to perform a quick tests on site. Costs $ 50.00. Adding to this info, government informed that they can decide if any passenger arriving to Tocumen can be chosen random to perform the test. Therefore, we suggest any seafarer arriving carrying US$ 50.00 in cash to cover this new fee & regulation, in case required.

In addition, and very important to mention, the authorities are requesting seafarers disembarking Balboa & Cristobal the following, further to the other documents already requested:

  • PCR COVID TEST NEGATIVE on hand from their last port.

Note: If they do not have a PCR test, the agency must coordinate a laboratory to go on board. This result must be presented at the airport for their departure.

Unfortunately , this will require and additional launch  to perform this operation.  They are not allowing anybody to disembark if they don’t have a negative Covid test.

Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.

Panama

Sulphur 2020 Regulations

Below you will have access to the countries’ insight for local availability, enforcement, implications, and contingencies for Sulphur 2020. Click here to see COVID-19 Port Restrictions.

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Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Americas.Ops@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.