Travel updates & Covid-19 FAQ

Travel updates & Covid-19 FAQ

Last updated: 3rd July 2020

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.

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

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

Better than ever!

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


Below are the Frequently Asked Questions we are receiving in regards to COVID-19. Feel free to read through and if you have any further questions get in touch via email

Can I already book a San Blas Adventure?

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. 


Sign up for a trip right now, and start planning your next adventure today! We are offering you the option to select your future trip dates with us – any direction, any departure date – and pay your deposit at a later date.

Plan you escape & Sign up with no deposit

Be the first to hear when our trips open and get access to early bird specials!

Limited offer – 25% Off for 50 first bookings

Is San Blas Adventures open for private group trips?

Private group trips may be available as early as August, depending on if the borders to the islands are open. 

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.

What if I had a booking and my trip was cancelled due to Covid-19?

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.

What if I’m looking to book on an upcoming 2020 trip:

Our goal is to provide flexibility so that you can have the time and information you need to make the best decision. We have created the opportunity for you to sign up to a trip – any date, any direction – and pay your deposit when we can confirm the islands are open. For more information click here

When will San Blas open again?

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


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.

When will Panama open for tourism?

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.

Click here for more information.

When will Colombia open for tourism?

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

Click here for more information. 

When will Latin America open for tourism?

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. 


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

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


Interactive Coronavirus (covid-19) Travel regulations Map

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

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. 


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!

If you have any further questions, or looking for further information about our future trips feel free to contact us via email
Flexible bookings

We understand future travel plans are unknown and we all know they can also change suddenly. That is why we are offering you to sign up to our trip – any day, any direction – and pay your deposit later!

Safe travels

When trips reopen, the safety and wellbeing of our guests, guides, staff, suppliers and the local community will remain our priority and our return to operations will be done in a safe and responsible way.

Trip Suspensions

Covid-19 has unfortunately impacted everyone. Therefore we want to make sure your travel plans are safe and reassure you that we are committed to supporting our customers in the best way we can.

If you are looking for further information about what to expect for your future trip to San Blas with us Click here

Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic. By bringing people together, tourism can promote solidarity and trust