After 38 months of construction and integrated tests, on Sunday, April 6th the general public will be able to ride Line One of the Panama Metro, a modern system of mass transportation that will provide security and faster commutes for all its users.

If it is your first time visiting, the best way to explore the city is by taxi. You can have your hotel request a radio taxi and they will pick you up at the front door. Similarly, many hotels offer their own sightseeing service or can put you in contact with agencies that give city tours (ask at the front desk). 


Panama has 3 main roads and 6 alternate routes: 


Upon arriving at Tocumen International Airport, you will have the following transportation options: 

There are direct flights to Panama City from 10 cities in the U.S.; a flight from Miami takes 3 hours. From Costa Rica (San José) you can also take flights or travel in bus, but be advised that the border crossing involves rigorous procedures. 

Information Center

Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Located in the main lobby.

Upon arriving in Panama, you can enjoy shopping in the duty-free area, found before reaching the Immigration and Customs checkpoints. 


Requirements to bring your pet into the country:


Quarantine

Any animal, live plant, product or sub-product of animal or vegetable origin, in order to enter the country, must be accompanied by a corresponding sanitary or phytosanitary certificate issued by the health authorities or Ministry of Agriculture of the country of origin.


What types of questions are asked in customs?

The Directorate General of Customs of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama requires travelers to complete a form (one per family) that serves as the Traveler's Sworn Declaration.

On this form, you must declare: