Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ’s

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Last updated: 19th June 2020

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Due to the global situation around Covid 19; on March 11th, the Kuna Yala Congreso (government) made the decision to close all entry points to the Kuna Yala (San Blas islands). From this time we have suspended all San Blas Adventures trips.  Both from Panama to Colombia and from Colombia to Panama.

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Now the good news! Lockdowns are starting to ease around the world and airports are planning to reopen in the near future. Tourism worldwide is making a comeback, which is exciting for all of us!

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We want to reassure you that when borders reopen we plan to start our tours again.

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Better than ever!

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All going well, we may be able to run trips again as soon as September.

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Can I already book a San Blas Adventure?

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Here at San Blas Adventures, we understand the importance of flexibility and we want to support you in your future plans, this is why we have introduced new booking options and promotions to cater to you and your travel buddies. 

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Trips for Private groups – May be available as early as August. 

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If you’re interested in taking a trip through San Blas with your own private group, get in touch and we can give you up to date information and a personalised quote. 

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What if I had a booking and my trip was cancelled due to Covid?

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If your trip was cancelled due to Covid-19, please follow this link for full up to date information on special offers, rebooking and our refund policy. 

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When will San Blas open again?

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The San Blas Archipelago is currently closed due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19).

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The Kuna Yala Congress will Follow the restrictions and regulations implemented by the Panamanian Government. However there is still some uncertainty as to how long it could last, so please keep an eye out for any updates from us in regards to this.

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When will Panama open for tourism?

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The Panamanian government is working on different phases to reopen the country.  Some economic areas have already reopened.  However, unfortunately there is still no confirmed date for international flights and airports reopening.

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https://www.copaair.com/es/web/us/actualizaciones-coronavirus

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When will Colombia open for tourism?

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Good news! Colombia officially announced to reopen for international tourism on the 31st of august.

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Colombia has already started it’s first phases! As they began lifting COVID-19 restrictions, there is already more flexibility for locals, national businesses, and industries to reopen.

https://www.financecolombia.com/colombia-to-permit-international-flights-from-september-1-reopens-ticket-sales/

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When will Latin America open for tourism?

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The coronavirus has forced several countries to close borders and airline companies to ground flights in the american continent. However the situation is changing in Latin America and some countries are starting to reopen for tourism. Some good examples are Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico. 

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We hope that the whole Latin American continent will reopen safely as soon as possible. 

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This link allows you to be updated on the travel regulations by country.

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Interactive Coronavirus (covid-19) Travel regulations Map:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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How will the local indigenous deal with tourism after Covid – 19?

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For now the indigenous people of Kuna Yala (San Blas) have not announced how they will deal with tourism once it reopens. It is likely they will follow many of the same protocols as recommended by the Panamanian government. Though, they may differ in some ways to meet the needs of the local community. 

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As soon as the borders reopen we will be working on safety measures with our local community and plan to start our tours again, better than ever!

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