Travel Restrictions Entering Panama from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Panama from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

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Mandatory Health Assessment

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2x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
651.17
Decreased by281.08
at 5/15/2022
Vaccinated
79.22%
Increased by0.11%
at 5/13/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Panama.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Panama.

Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Panama.

Travelers in transit are required to:

  • Have a confirmed onward flight;
  • Stay in the transit area at the airport.
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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

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

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Description

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

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 17 if accompanied by an adult.
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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All travelers are required to complete an Electronic Affidavit (sworn statement) before boarding their flight to Panama. After filling up the document, travelers will receive a QR code that must be shown on their smartphones.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for Panama

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival, showing at least 14 days have passed since they received the last dose. Vaccines must be approved by the WHO, EMA, or FDA.

Travelers must have received 2 doses to be considered fully vaccinated, with the exception of travelers vaccinated with Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) for which 1 dose will be accepted. Travelers who do not meet this requirement will be considered partially vaccinated and must follow the rules for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

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Possible

Proof of minimum funds may be required

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Travelers may be required to prove they have a minimum of 500 USD to enter Panama.

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For Transit

Not Required

No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers with flight connections in Panama are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement as long as they remain in the international departure area.

Travelers may need to present proof indicating they are allowed to enter their destination country.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusiness
Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving with a valid vaccination certificate are not required to quarantine on arrival in Panama.

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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers are required to wear masks in all indoor 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
651.17
Decreased by281.08
at 5/15/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
20.97%
Decreased by7.28%
at 5/11/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
79.22%
Increased by0.11%
at 5/13/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
3,471,050
Increased by4,752
at 5/13/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.70
Decreased by0.14
at 5/7/2022

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive guidelines may be in place depending on the region visited. Further information can be found at https://visitpanama.com/i...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed environments and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Advance reservations may be required.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Advance reservations may be required.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Advance reservations may be required.

Shops

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

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