The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels)

No. 208

With reference to instruction No. 184 of November 8, 1933, there is enclosed a copy of despatch No. 16 of October 27, 1933, from the American Legation at Panama City,27 in which the Minister states that he has been informed by the Panamanian Minister of Foreign Affairs that the Government of Panama is in accord with the interpretation given to Article 4 of the Habana convention by the United States, namely, that private aircraft of a contracting party may, subject to the technical requirements regarding entry and clearance and the laws and regulations in force, enter territory of another contracting party without the necessity of requesting formal permission for the flight through the diplomatic mission of the country whose nationality the aircraft possesses or through the diplomatic mission of the country to be visited.

The following countries parties to the Habana convention have agreed to the above procedure with respect to the entry and clearance of foreign civil aircraft: the United States, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Panama.

Should the Ambassador deem it advisable in his discussions with the Mexican authorities to make use of the above information, he may do so.

  1. Post, p. 639.