Panama Closes Border with Colombia
Friday, May 21, 2021
Arguing that the significant progress achieved to control the Covid-19 pandemic is put at risk, the Panamanian government decided to temporarily suspend the entry into its territory by land, sea and river, of all persons coming from the border with Colombia.
The Republic of Panama expresses its concern regarding the decision of the Government of the Republic of Colombia, contained in the Resolution of the Ministry of the Interior 0667 of May 19, 2021, by which they determine the opening of the maritime, land and fluvial crossings in the common border, highlights an official statement.

For Panama, such measure puts at risk the significant progress achieved by all Panamanians to control the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as border security and the control of migratory flows, the document states.

Consequently, the National Government has determined to temporarily suspend the entry into the national territory, by land, sea and river routes, of any person coming from the border with the Republic of Colombia, as of May 20, 2021.

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