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Covid-19 Guidelines

The San Blas Islands are open

to international travelers, keeping the safety and health of tourists and locals our top priority

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

Status: 02.09.2021

The San Blas Islands are open for national and international travelers. A Covid-test is NOT required to visit San Blas and masks are mandatory in crowded places and during transport (car, boat).

Additionally the following measures are in place for San Blas: limited number of visitors per island, limited number of islands opened, no “island-hopping” (staying on different islands), registration of all visitors 48h before the travel date, no visits to Kuna villages or in the border region to Colombia.

As such, day tours and overnight stays in the Cartí area are possible, tours to/from Colombia are currently not possible (see below).

On entering Panama: Visitors from all countries are welcome to visit Panama, non-vaccinated travelers will have to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry. 

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) are open for visitors. Visits to Kuna Villages are currently not possible

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

Interactions with locals and between travelers are reduced to a minimum. 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, tourists cannot enter villages and capacity has been reduced in boats and on 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.

Visit the San Blas Islands

See our available tours

The San Blas Islands are open again and we are back with our most popular tours and a careful selection of islands stays. We take your safety and health extremely serious and comply with above mentioned restrictions and strict biosecurity standards. 

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Covid-19 updates

Archive

We are in close touch with the local government and health officials. As such, we will inform immediately of updates regarding the current situation. 

02.09.2021

The Kuna Health Authorities have informed that effective immediately, taking a Covid-test is no longer necessary to visit the San Blas Islands. At the same time, all other restrictions remain in place.

24.08.2021

In addition to PCR tests, Antigen-tests no older than 72h will also be accepted for visiting the San Blas Islands.

04.08.2021

The San Blas Islands will re-open for all tourists (nationals & foreigners) on August 14, 2021. This means that visits to the islands are possible for visitors: 

  • entering from Panama City
  • with a negative Covid test (PCR, no older than 48h)
  • 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. Further, no limitation on weekdays. 

09.07.2021

The San Blas Islands will re-open from July 17 on for national tourists (incl. residents) and only on weekends. 

17.03.2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, to be a global pandemic. As an immediate reaction to this, the local government communicated that effective 19.03.2020, all tourists have to leave the area of San Blas. Additionally, all entry points will be closed for nationals, residents and internationals. As a result, until further notice we will not be able to offer any visits to the San Blas Islands (day tours, overnight stays, boats to/from Colombia).

Stay safe