The Ministry of Health unifies the requirements for entry into the country for people coming from the United Kingdom, South Africa, India or South America.
The Ministry of Health (hereinafter “MINSA” for its acronym in Spanish) through Executive Decree No. 589 of April 29, 2021 (hereinafter the “Decree”), unifies in a single text the regulations for the entry to Panama for people coming from the United Kingdom, the Republic of South Africa, India or South America as follow:
- As of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, any person coming from, who has stayed or transited through the United Kingdom, the Republic of South Africa, India or South America, during the last 15 days, must bring a negative PCR or Antigen test, no later than 48 hours prior to arrival.
- In addition, upon arrival, a COVID-19 Molecular test must be performed at the cost of the traveler. Depending on the result the following measures must be comply.
- If the test result is negative, the person must complete a 3-day isolation. After this time, the person must retake the PCR or Antigen test. If in this second test the result is (i) negative, the isolation will be concluded and (ii) positive, the person must take a PCR-RT test and typing/analysis test by ICGES and comply a 14-day isolation in a COVID-19 hospital hotel for travelers.
- If the result is positive, the person must complete a 14-day isolation in a COVID-19 hospital hotel for travelers.
- The travelers can do their 3-day isolation in (i) their home, if they are nationals or residents in Panama, (ii) a hotel for non- COVID-19 travelers, at the cost of the Government, or (iii) other hotels authorized by the health authority, at the traveler’s expense. To opt to this last option the person must present his reservation in the authorized hotel, prior to boarding.
- In case of travelers coming from, who have stayed or transited through the United Kingdom, the Republic of South Africa, India or South America, during the last 15 days and turn out to be contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the transport used to arrive in Panama, the following proceed must be follow:
- If the person is in Panama, a self-isolation for 3 days must be complied with a follow-up by telephone.
- If the person is no longer in Panama, the National Focal Point, of the country of destination, must be notified.
- The health authority reserves the right to carry out the Molecular test at random, to any travelers who entry to Panama, which will be at the traveler’s expenses.
- This Decree will become effect at May 3, 2021.
- Previously, people coming from the United Kingdom and South Africa, had to do an isolation in a hospital hotel, regardless of the results of the COVID-19 test that was taken in the airport. Now, the test results are taking into consideration to establish the time and place of the isolation.
- Previously, if the people coming from the United Kingdom and South Africa, had stayed or transited in the last 20 days through any of these countries, they had to follow the quarantine measures. Now, the time has been reduced to 15 days prior to the arrival.
- This Decree has included India within the countries, whose passengers coming from there, must follow the quarantine measures to entry to Panama.
- These measures apply to nationals, residents and tourists coming from, who have stayed or transited through the United Kingdom, the Republic of South Africa, India or South America, regardless of the result of the PCR or Antigen test that was taken in their country.
- This Decree derogates the Executive Decree No. 260 of March 29, 2021, Executive Decree No. 486 of April 16, 2021 and Resolution No. 1390 of December 21, 2020.
The Morgan & Morgan brand was featured as one of the most important in the Central American region in the report “Companies of Regional Impact” prepared by Forbes Central America. The study, which was conducted through surveys of 400 Central American professionals, highlights the companies that have made a positive impact in the region through their corporate social responsibility, commercial presence, continuous improvement of processes and corporate identity.
Morgan & Morgan appears in the list of Panama along with other recognized Panamanian brands such as Copa, Panama Canal, ASSA, Cable & Wireless, Grupo Melo and Cervecería Nacional, among others.
This new recognition is added to others that our organization has already received in this area, a fact that reaffirms a reputation of excellence both locally and internationally.
Resolution of the Ministry of Labor establishes the requirements for the affiliation of foreigners in the Department of Labor Immigration
- Pursuant to Executive Decree No. 76 of December 26, 2017 and Resolution No. DM-064-2018 of February 8, 2018, published on February 20th in the Official Gazette, the Ministry of Labor will require the affiliation of foreigners in the Department of Labor Immigration.
- This affiliation will consist of (i) a scan of the fingerprints through a biometrics system; (ii) passport registration; and, (iii) a photograph.
- The following documents will be required:
- Original passport.
- Copy of Immigration Status.
- Original Immigration ID card.
- Power of Attorney and Work Permit Petition.
- According to a Statement of the Ministry of Labor, this affiliation will begin to apply as of March 6th.
To whom does it apply?
- Applicants of a work permit – first time or renewal. These applicants must personally assist to the Labor Immigration Department of the Ministry of Labor to carry out the affiliation, prior to filing their petition.
- Applicants of a work permit that is in process. These applicants must carry out the affiliation at the time the photograph of the work permit ID card is taken, for which they will have to carry their original valid passport.
El 6 de abril de 2017, se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Panamá la jornada jurídica “Pasado, presente y futuro del sector eléctrico”, organizada por el Colegio Nacional de Abogados, en conmemoración de los 20 años de la Ley de Electricidad.
Morgan & Morgan participó como patrocinador de este evento, que reunió a abogados, financiadores, desarrolladores y autoridades gubernamentales que participan activamente en el sector eléctrico.
Además, el Dr. Ramón Varela, socio de Morgan & Morgan a cargo de la práctica de Energía, fue expositor en la jornada con el tema “Proyectos de Ley radicados en la Asamblea Nacional que inciden en el sector eléctrico”. Por su parte, la Lic. Ana Carolina Castillo Solís, asociada de la firma, formó parte del comité organizador del evento y participó como moderadora del panel de “Financiamiento de Proyectos de Energía: Retos, Oportunidades y Tendencias”, con la participación de Gustavo Pimenta, CFO de AES para México, Centroamérica y el Caribe; Brian Blakely, Oficial Líder de Inversiones de la Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones; Héctor Cotes, Director Financiero y Administrativo de Electron Investment; Roxana Cárdenas, Directora de Banca de Inversión de Banistmo; y Estif Aparicio, Socio de Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega.
Morgan & Morgan asesoró a Construcciones Hospitalarias, S.A., empresa afiliada de FCC, dentro del financiamiento para la construcción del proyecto Ciudad Hospitalaria
Morgan & Morgan advised Minera Panama, S.A. and First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in connection with a Streaming Agreement for an amount of US$1,000,000,000.00
Franco-Nevada (Barbados) Corporation, as Buyer, and Minera Panama, S.A., as Seller, and Inmet Panama I S. À R.L., and Inmet Panama II S.A., and Inmet Finance Company S. À R.L.; signed a revised Purchase and Sale Agreement dated October 29, 2015, for a precious metals stream on the Cobre Panama copper project in Panama, by which the Buyer would provide a cash deposit payment of US$1,000,000,000.00 against future deliveries by the Seller of certain precious metals.
Partner Inocencio Galindo and associate Aristides Anguizola, participated in this transaction.
Franco-Nevada (Barbados) Corporation, en su condición de Comprador, y Minera Panamá, S.A. en su condición de Vendedor, e Inmet Panama I S.À R.L., e Inmet Panama II S.A., e Inmet Finance Company S.À R.L. firmaron un Contrato de Compra y Venta con fecha 29 de octubre de 2015 para la compra de metales preciosos en el proyecto panameño Cobre Panamá, por el cual el Comprador suministraría un depósito en efectivo de US$1,000,000,000.00 contra entregas futuras de ciertos metales preciosos por parte del Vendedor.
Inocencio Galindo, socio, y Aristides Anguizola, asociado, participaron en esta transacción.