April 18. Panama, bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, with heavily forested hills and mountainous spaces, is best enjoyed when exploring its wonderful nature. To provide visitors with freer access to the natural wonders of the country, Panama announces that, as of today, the use of masks outside and in open-air spaces will no longer be used.
“With the improvement in COVID-19 conditions, we are easing restrictions while maintaining the necessary protocols. The elimination of the use of the mask outdoors is the most recent step that was implemented to keep visitors and the local community safe, and to help their wanderlust through our commitment to the preservation of nature and culture, while empowering local communities,” says Ivan Eskildsen, Minister of Tourism of Panama.
The new mask policy is particularly good news for hikers to explore a wide range of incredible hikes for all experience levels, from easy to moderate hikes and more challenging trails for experienced hikers.
Source: Travel 2 LATAM