Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO PANAMA?
A: Your passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Panama. If you don’t have your passport, or you need to renew it, please click here. Panama custom’s laws require that any tourist must bring a minimum of $500 in cash or a credit card. They review this requirement in very rare occasions. An airplane ticket thats shows departure to home country, in less than 6 months, is required.
Q: WHAT’S THE CURRENCY?
A: The US dollar is the currency. Yes – that’s right, no currency exchange hassles! The US dollar is one of Panama’s great conveniences. No need to be a mathematical genius to figure out what that meal cost you.
Q:IS IT SAFE TO TAKE A TAXI IN PANAMA?
A: It is safe to take a yellow taxi in Panama, but we recommend to use Uber, since the cars are newer and the price is about the same as a regular taxi. The same USA Uber App works in Panama.
The Trump and Hard Rock Hotels also have a transportation service with their own registered cars that you can take from the lobby. The are a bit more expensive, but the service is great and convenient.
Q:ARE THERE ANY REQUIRED VACCINES?
WHAT ABOUT MOSQUITOS?
A: IThere are no required vaccines or shots. You’re unlikely to see a mosquito during your whole trip. Panama may be a tropical country, but mosquito control is effective. Exceptions would be if you are in the rainforest after dusk, or hiking in the jungle, in which case insect repellant is advised.
Q:WHAT TIME ZONE IS PANAMA IN?
A:Panama is on EST from October to April and CST from April to October, when daylight savings goes into effect.
Q:WHAT IS THE ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE? CAN I USE MY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES?
A:The voltage is the same as the United States and Canada: 110V.
Q:DO I NEED A HEALTH INSURANCE?
A:TPanama is one of the fewest countries that provides a free month of medical insurance to its visitors. You do not need a medical insurance to travel to Panama.