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Safety Guidelines for Your Next Trip to Panama

Panama is open to international travelers, keeping the safety and health of tourists and locals our top priority.

Visitors from all countries are welcome to visit Panama, however, non-vaccinated travelers or travelers with less than 2 (two) doses will have to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry. For more information on entry and testing requirements, refer to the Prior to Traveling Tab.

For more details, please refer to the During Your Visit tab.


Last update on April 6, 2022.
Protocols will be updated on an as-needed basis.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

     

    • Travelers will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry as long as they can provide physical or digital proof of at least 2 (two) doses or complete vaccination scheme endorsed by the WHO, EMA and FDA, equal to or greater than 14 days after the last dose.

    • Non-vaccinated  or partially vaccinated travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival time in Panama.

      • If a test is not possible within that time frame, a COVID-19 rapid test will be mandated at the airport and the traveler will have to cover the costs of said test (USD $50).

        • If the results are positive, the traveler will be placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a hotel. The cost of the stay must be fully covered by the traveler.

        • Any child or person under 17 years will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination record if they are accompanied by an adult when entering Panama.

    • ALL travelers are required to present their completed Electronic Health Affidavit (in physical or digital form) to their airline or carrier BEFORE boarding to Panama. Register and fill out your Health Affidavit

    • It is not necessary to wear masks outdoors or in outdoor activities. The use of a mask is only mandatory indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 

    • We encourage all travelers to respect the social distance of 2 meters.

    • Some touristic activities, cultural and creative attractions, libraries, movies and theaters, casinos and others will be enforcing the safety protocols and may be operating with lower capacity.

    • Business meetings are admitted with 100% capacity, if all participants have their vaccination card complete.

    • We recommend making your reservations at restaurants, as they operate with less capacity to avoid crowds.

    • We encourage all travelers to check travel restrictions of your destination country and airport.

    • COVID-19 testing is available for Departing Passengers from Tocumen International Airport.

      • The center is open from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

      • The cost of the COVID-19 rapid test is $50.00 USD and the result takes around 40 minutes.

      • The service is first come, first serve, so we encourage all passengers that want to get tested to arrive with enough time before their flight.

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