Panama has issued a travel advisory stating that children under 12 years of age can only board Panamanian cruises, while those aged 16 years and above are required to bring one adult with them.
Panama has confirmed that children can travel to any Panamania island, but they are required by law to carry one adult at all times.
They can also board a Panaman island with their parents if they are accompanied by a child aged 16 or over.
Panama City authorities said the move was to address concerns about children travelling on Panaman Islands.
“It’s a common misconception that the child is under the age of 18,” a spokesperson said.
“They are actually 18 years of a certain age, so they are fully entitled to board Panamá in any way they wish.”
According to the spokesperson, the Panamás is a private Caribbean island, and children are only allowed to travel within the city limits.
The spokesperson also said that Panamas citizens are required not to bring children to any of the resorts.