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Panama is located in Central America, with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Panama
Citizens of Australia, United States, Canada, Great Britain and EU countries are exempt from the visa requirement and can enter Panama without a visa for a maximum of 90 days. All you need a valid passport, a return ticket, proof of sufficient funds, proof of accommodation and a tourist card. Travelers from countries that are required a visa must obtain one in advance.
Things/Items Allowed into Panama
According to Panama's immigration and customs laws, travelers are permitted to bring personal items such as jewelry, cameras, computers, and electronics, up to 500 grams of tobacco or 500 individual cigarettes, and up to three bottles of alcohol of any size.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Panama
・Roundwood of any species from natural forests
Things/Items Forbidden into Panama
・Drugs and Narcotics
・Straw or Hay Packing
Voice of Travelers to Panama
Electronic ticket instead of paper ticket to Panama
Hello, I am Suzan from Mexico. I have good friends from Panama and I have lived in Panama for 3 years. I want to tell you about my trips to Panama with electronic ticket and paper ticket. I always used to use a paper ticket instead of an electronic ticket, until last time when it was cheaper for me to get an e-ticket instead. Everything is not as easy as it seems when using an electronic ticket. When you have a paper ticket, you just keep that ticket and then show it and enter the plan, while ordering an electronic ticket is more complex. You need to have a paper to prove your electronic ticket, which takes more time. During my last trip to Panama, when I was using an electronic ticket, I lost a lot of time at the airport. Yes I enjoyed my trip to Panama, because the airline was good (it was Air Castilla). I always try to organize my trips to Panama with this airline. And I advise everyone to have a paper ticket instead of electronic ticket as it’s much quicker.
Panama Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Panama safe?
A. Panama is one of the safest countries for tourists. Just be sure to use only yellow painted taxis in Panama and avoid wandering in areas with less people.
Q. Will I have difficulties in Panama if I do not speak Spanish?
A. English is the second language in Panama, so you can easily communicate in English with the people living in Panama. Additionally, all hotels, resorts, and tourist area workers will be able to speak in English.
Panama - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Tocumen International Airport ・Toronto Pearson International Airport (Toronto, Canada)
Airports handling direct flights to Albrook International Airport ・John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, USA)
Airports handling direct flights to Enrique Malek International Airport ・Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Airports handling direct flights to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport ・Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (Montreal, Canada)
Airports handling direct flights to Achutupo Airport ・Paris Aéroport (Paris, France)
Flight Routes to Panama
Many airlines offer flights to Panama, such as United LACSA, Nature Air, TACA, COPA, Delta, Spirit Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines Avianca, Air Castilla, Dutch Antilles Express, Iberia Airlines and Condor Air. All international flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport, near Panama City. There are direct flights to Panama available from North America, South America, and several parts of Europe such as the Netherlands and France.