Panama Entry Requirements

In order to enter Panama you need a passport and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your date of arrival. If your passport will expire within 6 months of your arrival date it is important that you renew your passport before traveling to Panama.

Passport holders from the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the UK, most countries in the EU, and many other countries are not required to obtain a visa before traveling to Panama. For more information about visitor visa requirements, visit this page.

You are required to have proof that you will leave Panama within 6 months of arriving. Round-trip airfare works best for this. Many airlines will not allow you to board a flight to Panama without proof of round-trip airfare.

Although it's rarely checked you are also required to have proof of economic solvency for a minimum of $500 USD. This could be $500 in cash or a bank statement showing you have at least $500.

We also recommend checking with your airline regarding Panama entry requirements because it's possible that your airline may have slightly different requirements.

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