International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Panama From Afghanistan is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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Travelers are allowed to enter Panama. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of a negative COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Panama.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Fully vaccinated travelers must present a valid vaccination certificate on arrival, showing at least 14 days have passed since they received the last dose. Vaccines used must be approved by WHO, EMA, or FDA.

IATA Travel Pass is not valid proof of testing or vaccination.

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Recommended

Recommended health insurance

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Travelers are recommended to have health insurance with COVID-19 coverage before arrival in Panama.

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On Arrival

Possible

Test on arrival may be required

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Travelers may be selected for a random COVID-19 rapid test on arrival in Panama.

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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travelers who have not been in selected countries in the past 15 days before arrival are not required to quarantine on arrival in Panama.

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Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival in Panama.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers aged 3 years and older must wear masks in all public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Panama.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
74.27
Decreased by3.65
at 9/19/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.80%
Increased by-0.40%
at 9/15/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
66.06%
Increased by0.72%
at 9/19/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
2,894,417
Increased by31,652
at 9/19/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.71
Increased by-0.05
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

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A nationwide curfew is in effect on weekdays from midnight to 4 am, regional curfews may also be in place. We recommend keeping up-to-date with local guidelines throughout your trip as restrictions may vary per region. Further information can be found at https://visitpanama.com/i...
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9/19/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transportation

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Public transportation is operating outside of curfew hours. Police checkpoints are in place to restrict non-essential movements in and out of Panama, and between high-risk regions.

Restaurants

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Restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place. Advance reservations may be required.

Bars

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Bars are open with social distancing measures in place. Advance reservations may be required.

Nightclubs

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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

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Shops and services are open at reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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