Panama National Holidays (April) – Government Institutions Schedules

During national holiday in Panama all the Government Institutions will be closed including Customs, Quarantine, Health, and Immigrations. Most private sector companies as well as Banking Institutions will be closed during above periods.

Panama Canal Transit Operations, Terminals & Ports, Bunker Barges and husbandry services will continue operating 24/7 without any interruption.

Norton Lilly Operations (Panama Canal and Port Operations) will continue as normal during the holiday without interruption. Please always copy to our group email

April 14hThursdayHoly Thursday  Government institutions will work until noon including immigration and customs.  
April 15hFridayGood FridayGovernment institutions will be closed.

Panama Crew Changes during Holiday:

Panama Tocumen Airport opened for commercial flights.

Incoming crewmembers entry visa should be applied in advance of public holidays. The Government Office including Panama Immigration Office, who is approving visa applications will be closed after 1200hrs April 14th and resuming processing all visas received the earliest April 18th 2022 (Monday).   

Spare parts and courier packages

Clearance through Panamanian Customs must be scheduled in advance of public holidays.  Please always copy to our group email

Re: Internet / Bank Fraud

A further reminder that email hacking and false bank details are a constant threat to our industry.   Following we reconfirm bank details for Norton Lilly Panama at Citibank New York, same bank account we have used for more than 10 years.  Should you receive any instructions containing different bank details or wiring instructions for Norton Lilly Panama, please contact us by telephone to reconfirm.  Once again we confirm our bank details:

Citibank N.A.
111 Wall St.
New York, N.Y. 10043
Swift: CITIUS33 / ABA 021000089
Beneficiary: Norton Lilly International (Panama), S.A.
Account No.: 36937495


Norton Lilly International (Panama) S.A.

Bldg. 3825  – Office 204

Howard – Panama-Pacifico

Panama, Rep. of Panama

Tel: (507) 304-4600

Main email:  (24 hours)

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