Open with restrictions

Panama Travel Restrictions

79.22% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 79.11% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from India can enter Panama with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from India can enter Panama without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Panama for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Panama entry details and exceptions

Foreign citizens regardless of their vaccination status and purpose of travel can enter Panama.


Outgoing travel to PanamaTravelling from India to Panama

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 72 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Panama.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who are unable to present a COVID-19 pre-departure test are required to perform a test upon arrival at the airport.
Minors under seventeen (17) years old are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test provided that they are accompanied by an adult
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering Panama.

Details and exceptions
Travelers presenting a positive result of COVID-19 test on arrival are required to quarantine for 14 days in a quarantine hotel at their own cost.
Documents
All travelers are required to complete an Electronic Affidavit (sworn statement) before boarding their flight to Panama. After filling up the document, travelers will receive a QR code that must be shown on their smartphones.

Return travelReturning to India from Panama

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travelers returning from Panama must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departure to India.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers should upload their negative RT-PCR test report in the Air Suvidha Portal prior to boarding their flight.
Travelers will undergo a medical screening upon arrival and may be subject to a covid-19 molecular test at their own expense.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers with WHO-recognized or Nationally-recognized vaccines are also exempted from testing requirements. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded in the Air Suvidha Portal.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Panama are not required to quarantine upon entering India.

Details and exceptions
Quarantine is no longer required. However, travelers are advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days from arrival and if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Panama

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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