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INFORMATION ON ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURE OF VVIPS AND VIPS

Special[1] welcome and receiving arrangements at Tocumen International Airport will be made available by the host county for VVIPs, Ministers, Heads of UN agencies and regional organizations.

Embassies in Panama City are advised to request diplomatic clearance and welcome facilities for their high-ranking officials by Note Verbale to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Itinerary and other pertinent information should be made available through the corresponding Arrival/Departure Form by the concerned VVIP/VIP focal point and submitted online. The form will be received under confidentiality, by host country and ITU Protocol only.

For private flights, additional arrangements[2] are required, through diplomatic channels, for the corresponding landing permissions and ground services.

For departures, delegation members should be present at the airport to complete all formalities 2 hours before scheduled take-off.



[1]    Meet and greet at the aircraft and transported to the VIP Lounge, assistance with immigration and luggage formalities.

[2]    Detailed information is required on the number and type of aircraft(s), flight plan on arrival and departure, total number and list of passengers, number of luggage, and armed and unarmed security agents, etc.