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Panama sets new procedures for South American air travelers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Travellers arriving by airplane in Panama having stayed in South America for 15 days or more will have to follow the new anti-covid-19 protocols in force since Monday, health and immigration authorities announced.

In addition to submitting a negative PCR or COVID-19 antigen test carried out within the previous 48 hours at the airport of departure, passengers will have to undergo a molecular test upon arrival, which costs USD 85.

Those with a negative result shall nonetheless spend three days in isolation at their home or a “hospital hotel” for non-covid-19 . . .

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