Panama Offers Arriving Travelers Covid-19 Tests in Effort to Resume Business Activity

Panamanians hope resuming international air travel with additional safety measures will help the Isthmus nation known for its famous shipping canal regain competitiveness.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Panama is the latest country to offer travelers a COVID-19 test when they arrive at its main airport, a little less than a week after resuming international flights following a seven-month suspension due to the pandemic.

The Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay tests are meant to prevent the importation of new cases at a time when parts of Europe and the United States are seeing a resurgence.

International flights to and from Panama, a regional transportation hub, resumed last Monday, Oct 12. Since then, some 1,000 people were tested, according to Jers Medical . . .

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