PANAMA CITY – Panama is banning drones from national airspace immediately before, during and after next week's Summit of the Americas.
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Civil Aeronautics director Rafael Fonseca Mora said Friday that the ban will be in effect April 5-13. U.S. President Barack Obama is among at least 30 regional leaders who are expected at the summit being held in Panama City April 10-11.
Fonseca Mora says the prohibition is being put in place for security reasons and to prevent problems for incoming and outgoing flights carrying the leaders attending the gathering.