Latin American locks downs were quite strict. Curfews, everything shut except food shops / pharmacies. Restrictions on days you can leave the house / drive your car. Police / military roadblocks in and out of all towns / villages and cities. Usually the police are very easy to bribe to go about your business, not so with military. Things were LOCKED.DOWN. Ignoring the conspiracies of Bill Gates world domination, 5g mind control experiments, some other evil cabal taking over the planet, the reason was, these are poor countries without the ability to stop their healthcare systems collapsing. Rich western countries were on the brink of failure, what hope would poor developing countries have. I can quite imagine someone going to the military at the checkpoint "I AM FROM <insert_rich_country> AND I DEMAND MY FREEDOMS" being met with a stern, "turn around or your arrested". For everyone that followed the rules there were no problems.just suddenly became very authoritarian.
That all said, it does raise the point, that if things do go wrong, you are not at home, you are not in a developed country where certain freedoms / rights you expect exist. As the saying goes "you're not in Kansas anymore". Which may be something for OP to consider. Similarly for the Arab countries. Plenty of cases crop up from people breaking the morality laws whether justified or someone trying to cause issues. Of course not all (same as not all in Panama) are effected, but these things do happen enough to be aware of.