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Canada’s Air Transat will have flights to Panama four times a week

22 September 2022
Canada’s Air Transat will have flights to Panama four times a week

An increase in the frequency of flights between Canada and the Río Hato International Airport, Panama, will impact the reactivation of tourism.

The Scarlett Martínez International Airport in Río Hato will receive four weekly flights from Montreal, Canada, which will contribute to the reactivation of tourism in the central provinces.

The Panamanian Civil Aeronautics Authority, in charge of Captain Gustavo Pérez, issued the definitive operating certificate for the Air Transat airline to operate regularly to the Scarlett Martínez International Airport.

The authorization allows the company to operate four weekly flights from Montreal to Río Hato and vice versa.

The flight frequencies will be maintained throughout the year until the high season. Thus, Panamanians who have a valid Canadian visa will be able to fly from the Scarlett Martínez International Airport to Montreal.

The measure contributes to the economic and tourist growth of the country, highlighted the director of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, Captain Gustavo Pérez.

The increase in the frequency of flights with Canada will impact the reactivation of tourism, particularly in the central provinces and in the Pacific Riviera.

It should be noted that Canada is one of the priority issuing markets of the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism, PMTS, which is executed by the Tourism Authority of Panama, in charge of Iván Eskildsen.


It may have taken a long while, but the Central American gem of Panama has finally lifted all of its Covid travel restrictions, which kept thousands of travelers from visiting during the pandemic. Essentially, they have returned their pre-2020 entry guidelines, allowing for the resumption of normal tourism. As of this week, everyone is welcome, vaccinated or not.




  • No entry restrictions.
  • Travelers do not have to present negative test results.


It is not necessary to wear masks outdoors or indoors. The use of a mask is only mandatory in:

  • ​Public transport
  • People working or handling food
  • Public or private health facilities

We encourage all travelers to respect the social distance of 2 meters.

Business meetings are admitted with 100% capacity, if all participants have their vaccination card complete.


  • We encourage all travelers to check travel restrictions of your destination country and airport.
  • COVID-19 testing is available for Departing Passengers from Tocumen International Airport.
  • The center is open from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • The cost of the COVID-19 rapid test is $50.00 USD and the result takes around 40 minutes.
  • The service is first come, first serve, so we encourage all passengers that want to get tested to arrive with enough time before their flight.

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