Security Alert

May 13, 2022

On 11 May 2022, the U.S. Mission to Panama issued a Security Alert regarding movement restrictions, which reads in part as follows: “In light of ongoing protest activity and insecurity in the city of Colón, U.S. Embassy Panama City is restricting Mission personnel from traveling to the city of Colón until further notice. Panamanian National Police (PNP) contacts report that criminal elements are intent on inciting violence by infiltrating organized protest activity. Police and criminal elements are openly clashing in the streets of Colón. There is an ongoing large-scale security operation underway to restore security to the city. The PNP has instituted a 6:00 p.m. curfew for the city. U.S. citizens are reminded to take reasonable precautions when traveling in Panama.”

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