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Panama Travel Restrictions

307.6 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
20.65% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 17.83% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Panama.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Panama for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Panama entry details and exceptions

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


Outgoing travel to PanamaTraveling from Canada to Panama

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Panama.

Exceptions

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for days upon entering Panama.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Panama

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Panama must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Panama will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Panama

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Panama but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

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