The San Blas Islands are open for national and international travelers. A Covid-test or proof of vaccination is NOT required to visit San Blas but 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 (all islands on our homepage are OPEN), registration of all visitors 48h before the travel date, visits to Kuna villages highly restricted.
Day tours and overnight stays on islands as well as tours to/from Colombia are possible again. By choosing a local tour company and staying on an island (vs. a boat), you help our communities to recover from the economical impact of almost 1.5 years of covid-related closure.
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.
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. All islands shown here are OPEN
We are in close touch with the local government and health officials. As such, we will inform immediately of updates regarding the current situation.
Travelling across the border between Panama and Colombia is possible again. As such, our popular boat trips from Panama to Colombia and from Colombia to Panama will resume soon.
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.
In addition to PCR tests, Antigen-tests no older than 72h will also be accepted for visiting the San Blas Islands.
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:
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.
The San Blas Islands will re-open from July 17 on for national tourists (incl. residents) and only on weekends.
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).