BY THE NATURE
THE LOCAL CULTURE
TOUR AT CASCO ANTIGUO
TOUR AT Old Panama
TOUR AT Old Panama
The Panama Canal
ACTIVITIES IN PANAMA
Zip line Canopy
Welcome to Panama, a country where the concept of exotic begins in its name, which means “abundance of fish and butterflies” in our indigenous language. Come to where the sun, adventure, mystery, opportunities (business or leisure) is also abundant. In this tourism site you will find all sorts of information to help you know our country, better known as “The Bridge of the World”, where modern cities meet with nature’s beauty and where there’s always something new to discover.
Panama means “the place of abundant fish,” but people like to say that everything is found in abundance here. And it’s true, as visitors will quickly discover for themselves. You’ll find an abundance of wildlife in Panama’s many national parks, an abundance of white sand beaches, hundreds of islands, more banks and shops than you would have dreamed possible, the Panama Canal and, of course, a fantastic quantity of fresh seafood, including fish.
A valid passport is needed to enter. The requirement for visas to enter Panama has been waived for many countries. It is best to check with a Panamanian consulate before traveling. A tourist card is sometimes needed to enter and can be bought at the airline counter or before entering immigration if you are going to overstay your allotted time extend your visa or tourist card with immigration.
Travelers will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry as long as they can provide physical or digital proof of at least 2 (two) doses or complete vaccination scheme endorsed by the WHO, EMA and FDA, equal to or greater than 14 days after the last dose.
Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival time in Panama.
If a test is not possible within that time frame, a COVID-19 rapid test will be mandated at the airport and the traveler will have to cover the costs of said test (USD $50).
If the results are positive, the traveler will be placed under a mandatory 5-day quarantine in a hotel. The cost of the stay must be fully covered by the traveler.
It is not necessary to wear masks outdoors or indoors. The use of a mask is only mandatory in:
- Public transport
- People working or handling food
- Public or private health facilities
Travelers are encouraged to respect the social distance of 2 meters.