Visa & other requirements to Travel to Panama


To enjoy your trip to Panama, you must comply with the following documents and regulations:

  • Valid passport within at least six months of expiration
  • Return ticket to the country of origin or the next destination to visit
  • Proof of economic solvency of at least five hundred dollars (USD $500.00) in cash, credit card, bank reference, work letter, or traveler’s checks. Some nationalities must present a higher amount. We recommend validating this information with the consulate of Panama in your country or with your airline.
  • Address of the place of lodging and purpose of travel.
  • Some nationalities must present a tourist visa before their trip to Panama. If this is your case, we recommend going directly to the Panamanian consulate in your country. For any other query, visit the National Migration Service of Panama page or check with your airline.
  • The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for all people traveling from Brazil, who must present the international vaccination certificate issued by ANVISA at least 10 days before arrival. Exceptions:
    • Travelers in transit in Brazil without leaving the transit zones.
    • Holders of a certificate of contraindication for medical reasons.

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements specific to COVID-19. However, in this link, you can always review updated information.

Who needs a VISA to enter Panama?

Citizens of the following countries require a visa to enter Panama:

Albania, Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of Congo, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Syria, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Yemen.