Dear blog readers, we are delighted to announce that Panama and especially the real estate market are back open for business once again! Thanks to a national effort, the government has developed a plan to open certain economic activities, including tourism, travel, plus much more to come in the weeks ahead. As long as the reproduction rate being one or less than 1%, fatality rate less than 3%, availability of beds in a room being 20%, and the availability of beds in ICU and UCRE being 15%, they will allow their planned phases to begin and we can hopefully say the crisis is a thing of the past. In this latest article, we will give you a scheduled time line of whats opening. So read on to learn more on what you can expect from Panama in the coming months.
Re-openings: September 7th
The construction industry reopened, along with the related activities. These include jobs concerning engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, removal, and hauling services. Another category includes tailors, dressmakers, and shoe stores. Private marinas are available, and fishing for sport. There is also a car wash service. All of this is happening in the Special Panama Pacific Economic Area, Free Zone de Colón, and other free zones.
Re-openings: September 14th
Curfew has been established from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. every day from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, full quarantine rules apply. Moreover, mobility is restricted for safety reasons, for all companies except those that require mobility of their workers in hours of the curfew, due to their specific economic activities.
Re-openings: September 21st
There will be national sports games played, although the general public’s presence will not be allowed.
Re-openings: September 28th
A hippodrome will be available for use but without the general public. You will be able to visit and eat delicious food at high-quality restaurants and inns. Domestic plane travel will also be available.
Retail stores will open for the general public, and people can shop in person. Different professional services are pending to open, and various general administrative services will be available.
The following professional service positions will open:
- Social workers
- Certified and authorized translators
- Community developers
- Early stimulation and
- Biological scientists
- Tour guides
- Nutritionists and Dietitians
- Speech therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Occupational health workers
- Workers with chemicals
The following general administrative positions will open:
- Promoters, agents and show representatives, art-related, sports-related, academics, and similar
- Artists, writers, and technicians in shows
- Museums, theaters, historical sites, zoos, and similar
- Services in scientific investigation and development
- Rental services, automobiles, and articulated cargo (for the private sector)
- Rental services and centers, rental of movable property
- Support services for businesses, employment (placement – human resources)
- Travel agencies and reservation services (tour operators)
- Dance, music and theater companies and academies
- Beauty services, spa
- Photography services, audiovisuals, filming
- Marketing services and advertising
- Consulting services
- Internet copy services, archives and custody services of documents
- Recording services and production houses
- Public parking services
- Car care and washing services for traveling workers
- Photo development services and photo printing
From this day, there will also be different outdoor and beach activities (by province), where you can have some fun under the beautiful sun. National air travel will also be operating.
Re-openings: October 12th
Starting on this day, creative industries and art and music academies will be available, as well as libraries.
You will be able to stay at hotels, motels, hostels, and lodging sites, and use different complimentary services. Swimming pools will be open, and you will be able to take part in the National Lottery.
There will be activities in the tourism sector, nonessential transportation methods (recreational and tourism-related), and international air travel. Luckily, curfew will be completely lifted, including Sundays, too.
Re-openings: Date Undefined As of Yet
Nurseries and preschools will open, as well as infant care centers. For those who want to work out, there will be gyms available. You will be able to relax at bars, canteens, disco clubs, and similar establishments. For art and culture lovers, there will be great cinemas, theaters, museums, galleries, and tours of closed sites and structures. If you like music and showmanship, you will be able to visit outstanding concerts, fairs, holiday celebrations, carnivals, parades, and processions.
Education opportunities will exist as well: schools, colleges, universities and different higher education institutions, which you will attend in person. Also, there will be useful congresses and similar events.
Moving to Panama
All of these benefits, commodities, and opportunities that Panama offers can easily persuade almost anyone to relocate to this amazing place. You can start over in Panama and enjoy your new life in a great climate, with friendly people who are always happy to help. Unfortunately, moving to Panama can be tricky, but it is still possible to have an easy and stress-free relocation, no matter where you are moving from. If you enlist the aid of reliable professionals, you will save plenty of time and nerves, and at an affordable cost.
The problem with relocating on your own lies in the fact that moving entails a lot of different tasks, such as packing, organizing the logistics of your relocation, and shipping your items. And when you are moving to another country, or even another continent, plenty of other problems will appear. There is a large number of things to think and learn about, searching for an ideal home being only one of them. On the other hand, when you are moving with experienced professionals on your side, you can rest assured they will have the answers to all the questions and issues that may arise.
Measures of Precaution
Although we are sure that the situation in Panama is safe enough for all the listed re-openings, we still must stress the importance of taking the necessary measures of precaution. There is a national mandate for must use of masks when out in public. Stores will have attendants at the front door to check your temperature, provide alcohol gel for hands, and sanitary mats for disaffecting your shoes.
In order to help save lives, remember that you need to maintain a physical distance at all times of 2 meters (6ft). Always have a mask over your mouth and nose, use hand sanitizer and wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. With these measures of precaution, we are confident that we can eliminate all potential incidents. As long as you remain cautious, we are certain that you will have a great time in Panama. With that said, we wish you a pleasant stay and an amazing time you won’t forget soon!