Panama Passport & Visa Requirements

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Passport & Visa

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Entry requirements for Americans: United States citizens require a passport valid for three months beyond arrival date. A visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Entry requirements for UK nationals: A passport valid for three months beyond arrival date is required. United Kingdom nationals do not require a visa for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Entry requirements for Canadians: Canadian citizens require a passport valid for three months beyond arrival date. A visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Entry requirements for Australians: Australian citizens require a passport valid for three months beyond arrival date. A visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Entry requirements for South Africans: A passport valid for three months beyond arrival date is required. South African citizens do not require a visa for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders: New Zealand citizens require a passport valid for three months beyond arrival date. A visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals: Irish citizens require a passport valid for three months beyond arrival date. A visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 180 days.

Passport/Visa Note: Travellers to Panama require a passport valid for at least three months after arrival, return or onward tickets, all necessary documents for next destination and funds of USD 500 per person for the duration of their stay. Visas are generally not required as many nationalities are allowed entry for a maximum of 180 days. Be aware that it can take as long as 30 days to obtain a visa, if it is required. Panamanian entry requirements change frequently so it is wise to check with your nearest embassy or consulate before travelling to Panama. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.


Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.