Covid-19: Panama to vaccinate tourists from October in pioneer initiative in Latin America

Unvaccinated tourists visiting Panama cab be immunized against Covid-19 from October 1, as part of an initiative launched Friday by the Panamanian government to reactivate tourism, severely battered by the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It is estimated that the "Vacutur-Panama" initiative, which will make the country the first in Latin America to vaccinate tourists, will represent an "economic injection of over US$125 million" and will contribute to the reactivation of over 100,000 jobs in the tourism sector.

The Council of Ministers has given its approval to the Ministry of Health (MINSA) for the AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to travelers entering the country who are over 30 years of age, the group receiving this vaccine in the country.

The vaccine will be "totally free" for passengers who . . .

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