International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Panama From Saudi Arabia is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

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

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Start Date
5/3/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Start Date
10/13/2020
Updated
6/8/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result. The test must be taken within 48 hours before arrival in Panama.

Travelers arriving without a negative test or without a valid negative test must also take a COVID-19 test at the airport on arrival, at their own cost.

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IATA Travel Pass is not a valid proof of testing.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
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Start Date
8/10/2020
Updated
6/8/2021
Recommended

Recommended health insurance

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Start Date
10/13/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

On Arrival

Possible

Quarantine may be required under some conditions

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Minimum Number of Days
14 days
Start Date
5/3/2021
Updated
6/8/2021
Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

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

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Travelers with COVID-19 symptoms will have to take a rapid COVID-19 test at their own expense or go through additional health screenings.

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Start Date
10/13/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Start Date
8/1/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Panama.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
171.44
Decreased by21.75
at 6/12/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
6.80%
Decreased by1.00%
at 6/9/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
17.55%
Increased by1.39%
at 6/9/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
757,307
Increased by60,018
at 6/9/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.17
Increased by0.00
at 6/9/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

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...

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place, outside of curfew hours. Police checkpoints are in place to restrict non-essential movements in and out of Panama and between regions.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing and must close by 11 pm.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars that offer food may open, as alcohol can only be served with meals. Bars must close by 11 pm.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
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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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