Panama is open to international travelers, keeping the safety and health of both tourists and locals our top priority.
Visitors from all countries are welcome to visit Panama, however, a negative COVID-19 test is required for entry for non-vaccinated travelers. For more information on entry requirements as well as per country restrictions, please refer to the “Prior to Traveling” section.
Non-vaccinated travelers arriving from or that have transited through High Risk countries in the last 15 days will be required to quarantine for 72 hours in a hotel, and the cost of the stay must be fully covered by the traveler. However, travelers arriving from these countries that can present a complete vaccination scheme, equal to or greater than 14 days after the last dose, will be exempt from the 72-hour quarantine. For more information on these restrictions and country list, click here.
Currently, mobility restrictions are in place as well as mandatory curfew at night time. Please refer to the “Getting Around” section for more information. Beaches are currently open for visitors during mobility hours. For more details on beaches and attractions, please refer to the “Things to Do" section.
Last updated on September 8, 2021
Protocols will be updated on an as-needed basis.
HIGH RISK COUNTRIES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15: The United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guyana and Surinam
HIGH RISK COUNTRIES STARTING SEPTEMBER 16: United States, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guyana, the United Kingdom, Greece, Georgia, Estonia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Israel, Malaysia, Mongolia, South Africa, Guinea Bissau, Tunisia and Fiji.
Note: In the case of people with an illness other than COVID-19 which prevents them from breathing with the surgical mask, they must use a face shield and a medical certificate must be presented indicating the illness they suffer from and the medical recommendation that they should not use such personal protective equipment.
Face masks need to be in optimal condition and must be worn properly. Wet, dirty, or damaged masks must be replaced as soon as possible.
The government has announced a gradual reopening plan for attractions and activities. Dates are subject to change depending on health conditions.