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Quarantine measures

Dear ISP Community:

Once again, we wish to thank you for your commitment as we navigate these uncertain times, we wanted to let you know that your contribution is highly valued.

Yesterday the Panamanian authorities have confirmed that Panama will enter a total quarantine period, in which you will be able to leave home for two hours to shop for groceries and pharmaceuticals. 

The time at which you will be allowed to run errands (buy groceries, medicines, etc) will be determined by the last number of your ID or Passport. Foreigners, regardless of their immigration status, must refer to your passport number and carry it with you whenever you go out. Those passports ending with a letter, the last number preceding the letter will be your assigned hour. 

The total amount of the time you will have to do your errands is 2 hours. The curfew hours do not apply on the full lockdown, the same supersedes the curfew. The President and the Minister of Security announced that they will make the adjustments to modify the logistics of supermarkets and allow people to shop at their required times. Please note that supermarkets and pharmacies will only allow for one family member to enter; children, if at all possible, should stay home. 

How will this work?

In this cédula Deica’s assigned time is from 5:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.

Considering the time that it will take citizens to go from one place to another, Deica may leave at 4:30 pm and must return by 6:30 p.m.

Please note that your assigned time may exceed the previous curfew which was 5:00 p.m., now the last assigned hour goes until 7:30 PM.

Citizens of ages 60 and above and those who are disabled may use the time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. regardless of the last number of their cedula or passport.


Please remember that even though there is a time where you can leave your home, it is encouraged to only do so if needed, and measures should be taken to protect yourself (handwashing, do not touch your face, remove clothes/shoes when returning home and take a shower, etc).  The mandate is to stay safely home during the quarantine, and only go out at set times to gather needed groceries and/or medications. 

Keeping our community safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Remember it’s not about me, it’s about us.