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  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRequired to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • QuarantineDepending on test results
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: July 19, 2021
Reviewed: July 28, 2021
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Panama's borders have opened for most travelers, while many restrictions are still in place domestically.

Can I travel to Panama?

  • International flights to and from Panama have resumed.
  • All land and sea borders are closed.
  • Entry is not allowed for travelers who have spent time in the UK, South Africa or any country in South America, in the 15 days before arrival.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Panama?

  • There is no a requirement to quarantine if arriving to Panama with negative PCR test results.
  • If arriving with a positive result, you will be required to quarantine for 7 days and take another test. A positive result will require additional 7 days of quarantine.
  • Permitted arrivals from UK, South Africa or any country in South America must quarantine for at least 3 days.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Panama?

  • Anyone entering Panama will be required to present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours before arrival.
  • It is also possible to be tested upon arrival, at the cost of $50 USD, vaccinated travelers are exempt.

Is public transportation open in Panama?

Public transportation in Panama is operating in reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Panama?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Panama are open, with social distancing requirements in place.

Are businesses and attractions open in Panama?

  • Some non-essential businesses and attractions in Panama have re-opened.
  • Beaches and rivers are closed for visitors.
  • A nightly curfew is in place between 22:00 and 4:00 in high-risk areas. In low-risk areas, the curfew starts at midnight.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Panama?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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