En De
Total doses
given
8.5M
People fully
vaccinated
3.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
72.02%
Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR or antigen test tested within 72 hours prior to arrival is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
An electronic 'Health Declaration' must be completed prior to departure
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO

Certification:

05.05.2022

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Panama encourages the use of the IATA Travel Pass app. This app will have up-to-date information on travel restrictions, authorised labs for COVID-19 tests and vaccine information. It will have the option to enter personal data, such as vaccination information and tests undertaken. The government will accept the “OK to Travel” certification from this app as a validation for COVID-19 tests for travellers.

Whilst tests can be carried out on arrival in Panama, some airlines may deny boarding a flight to Panama if you do not already have a negative COVID-19 test result.

You are considered ‘not fully vaccinated’ if you have not received all doses necessary to complete a vaccination program in the country where you were vaccinated or have received no doses.

If you are not fully vaccinated you must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival and show proof of a negative PCR / antigen result or have a test carried out at the port of entry, at your own cost.

Whilst tests can be carried out on arrival in Panama, some airlines may deny boarding a flight to Panama if you do not already have a negative COVID-19 test result.

Once you arrive in Panama, you will need to take another test and quarantine for 10 days. You will need to quarantine at your own accommodation or at a place indicated by the Panamanian Ministry of Health. You can choose to take a PCR test on day 4. If the test is negative you can leave quarantine.

Find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated in Panama on the Panamanian Ministry of Health webcsite.

Unless you meet entry requirements for Panama, you will not be allowed to leave the airport during your transit. Check with your airline before departing.

25.05.2021

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Entry into Panama is open to Panamanian nationals, residents, tourists and business travellers who have a negative COVID-19 PCR test results. You must take the test no more than 48 hours before you arrive in Panama.

From Monday 24 May, all travellers entering the country that have the Digital Certification of Vaccination (DCV) for more than 14 days with the IATA Travel Pass, plus a negative COVID-19 test, will be exempt from quarantine

From 3 May, travellers who have spent the last 15 days in the UK, South Africa, India or South America, or have transited through the UK, South Africa, India or South America, must provide a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before their arrival in Panama. Upon arrival in Panama, travellers must take another test prior to registering with the immigration authorities. Travellers will have to cover the cost of this additional test themselves.

If the additional test is negative, travellers must still quarantine in their homes, or at a government approved observation facility, for three days. If the result of the additional test is positive, travellers need a PCR-RT by +ICGES test and must quarantine for 14 days at a government facility.