This was quite an adventure to get to Panama. There are so many security checkpoints post COVID. Here's our journey to Miami. Next, I will post our travels to Panama.
Panama's New COVID Screen
This was the first weekend Panama has international flights since March 26th, 2020, nearly 7 months ago. American Airlines began flying into Panama City on October 15th. The Jedi were one of the first people to enter Panama with Panama's new COVID screen procedures in place.
We arrived on Saturday. Before you reach Panamanian Customs, you must meet a health care worker. The health care worker asked us if we had a COVID test result taken with the past 96 hours. If we did not have a COVID screen, she would send us back to a room where they perform a COVID test. If you have negative test results, then you pass to the next section. This section is where they inspect your documents. We had out tests done at CVS. This is where the Jedi ran into a problem.
We had to download & log into the app to see the results. Once inside the CVS MyChart App, it does not put the patients name. It just says negative or positive. "A report with no name can be a easily forged," said the customs agent in Spanish. However, Jedi Joy was able to show him where the and an image of her drivers license in the app and the agent waived us through.
The Jedi are moving to Panama. That means we had to pack up the entire studio. Thats was a challenge. We were worried they customs was not going to let us enter with all this gear. But we barely made the weight limit and it only cost us an extra $500 in luggage fees.
Layover in Miami. Next stop: Panamá City
We had an oversized suitcase and 3 bags over 50 pounds. The cost was an extra $500. But that’s still cheaper than replacing all the gear we are are bringing.
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