+507-6807-2764 reservaciones@sanblasfrontera.com

Covid-19 on the San Blas Islands

Restrictions & Updates

What's the current status of Covid-19 in the San Blas Islands

Update 02.09.2021: The Kuna Health Authorities have just informed that effective immediately, taking a Covid-test is no longer necessary to visit the San Blas Islands. All other restrictions remain in place. 

The San Blas Islands have re-opened for all tourists (nationals & foreigners) on August 14, 2021. Visits to the islands are possible for visitors: 

  • entering from Panama City
  • with a negative Covid test (no older than 48h) – antigen test is accepted
  • with mandatory masks in crowded places (e.g. car, boat, restaurant)

Additionally the following measures are in place: limited number of visitors to the island, limited number of islands opened for visits, “island-hopping” is reduced to a minimum, registration of all visitors 48h before the travel date. 

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Covid-19 situation

Frequent Questions

Who can visit the San Blas Islands?

The islands are open for all visitors (nationals, residents and foreign visitors) under the mentioned requirements

What are the requirements to visit the San Blas islands?

In order to visit the San Blas islands, the following requirements have to be fulfilled: 

  • Negative Covid-19 test, no older than 48h – Update September 2nd: no longer necessary
  • Mandatory masks in all crowded places, e.g. boat, car, restaurant
  • Recommended use of hand sanitizer

Which islands can be visited?

At the moment, only a reduced number of islands (in the Cartí area) is open for visitors. Villages do currently not receive any visitors

What is being done to protect visitors and the local population?

Interactions with locals and between travelers are reduced to a minimum (visits to villages are not allowed) and visitors need to provide a negative test result. Masks are obligatory in crowded places and when interacting with others. Additionally, only a number of islands is open, visits between islands is strictly limited and capacity has been reduced in boats and islands. 

When will visits to villages or tours to/from Colombia be possible again?

At this point, no date has yet been communicated. It is highly dependent on the pandemic development in the region.

What are the requirements to enter Panama and current restrictions?

Read up-to-date information on Covid-restrictions and entry-requirements to Panama here

Please keep in mind that the Comarca of Kuna Yala (to which the San Blas Islands belong) sets its own restrictions (see above) and thus restrictions applicable for Panama might differ in the Comarca. 

See our available tours

San Blas islands Panama - boat from Panama to Colombia - 3 day island hopping trip - cross the Darien gap

San Blas Islands Day Tour incl. Return Transport

From$115$100
1 Day
Discover the most beautiful beaches of the 365 islands in the San Blas Archipelago during this day trip from Panama City. Wander tropical beaches on […]
(7 Reviews)
Isla iguana in the San Blas islands taken with a drone from above

1-night San Blas Islands – Isla Iguana

From$165$135
2-days/1-night
Stay on Isla Iguana, one of the most beautiful islands in the Cartí region of San Blas and only a convenient 15-min boat ride from […]
0
Private Cabin on Isla Miriyadup, San Blas Islands, Panama

1-night San Blas Islands – Miriyadup Island

From$175$155
2-days/1-night
Spend a full day and night on a beautiful, action-packed island. Miriyadup island is perfect if you are into water sports - here, you can […]
0
Wailidup Island, San Blas Islands, Panama

1-night San Blas Islands – Wailidup Island

From$210$170
2-days/1-night
Enjoy a unique stay on a tiny tropical island in San Blas, Panamá, run by a local Kuna family! Swim the crystal-clear waters surrounding Wailidup […]
0
Sunset on Isla Iguana, San Blas Islands

2-nights San Blas Islands – Isla Iguana

From$225$195
3-days/2-nights
Stay on Isla Iguana, one of the most beautiful islands in the Cartí region of San Blas and only a convenient 15-min boat ride from […]
0
Private Cabin on Isla Miriyadup, San Blas Islands, Panama

2-nights San Blas Islands – Miriyadup Island

From$245$220
3-days/2-nights
Spend two full days and nights on a beautiful, action-packed island. Miriyadup island is perfect if you are into water sports - here, you can […]
0
Wailidup Island in the San Blas Islands, Panama

2-nights San Blas Islands – Wailidup Island

From$310$260
3-days/2-nights
Enjoy a unique stay on a tiny tropical island in San Blas, Panamá, run by a local Kuna family! Swim the crystal-clear waters surrounding Wailidup […]
0

Stay safe