Message for U.S. Citizens: Termination of Panama’s Free Tourist Insurance Program

Here is the Latest ACS message.:

The American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to inform U.S. citizen visitors that the free tourist insurance program that was introduced by the Government of Panama in 2011 has been cancelled. This program provided free medical insurance to tourists in Panama who were eligible for the program, under certain conditions, for up to 30 days. In a press release on August 1, 2014, the Panama Tourism Authority notified potential visitors that the free tourist insurance was cancelled as of June 30, 2014. All visitors to Panama should ensure that they have appropriate private health insurance that will provide coverage for any medical emergencies that may occur while they are in Panama.

The Panama Tourism Authority press release can be found at the following link: http://www.atp.gob.pa/tag/vencimiento-del-contrato-de-seguro-al-turista.

Unofficial Translation:
Press Release
Friday, August 1, 2014
The Panama Authority of Tourism, communicates to all visitors in Panama and those who are considering Panama as a tourist destination, that the tourist insurance contract expired on June 30, 2014 and the program was terminated on the same day. All visitors should make use of their private health insurance in case of medical emergencies.

2 thoughts on “Message for U.S. Citizens: Termination of Panama’s Free Tourist Insurance Program

  1. If a tourist needs free medical care paid by Panamanians to be induced to visit Panama…. then Panama is attracting the wrong kind of tourist.

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