Panama is very easy to access for vaccinated travelers and accompanying minors (vaccinated or not) wishing to travel to Panama and there is a lot of direct flights options you can choose from.
What Are The Admission Requirements ?
All travelers visiting Panama must fill out the “health declaration” prior to boarding, where they will have to upload their proof of vaccinations or a negative Covid test (in addition to having them with them). This operation must be done on this page of panamadigital : https://www.panamadigital.gob.pa/RegistroPacoViajero.
No Covid Test for vaccinated travelers: your proof of vaccination (digital or not) is to be presented at your arrival, no Covid test will be required to enter the Panamanian territory (you are considered vaccinated when the last dose was done 14 days before your arrival date in Panama)
For unvaccinated travelers (this applies to all persons 5 years of age and older), you must present a negative antigen test (or PCR) upon arrival, dated within 72 hours (depending on the date/time of embarkation) whether you arrive by air or land.
What Are The Measures And Restrictions Once I Am There?
You will be able to enjoy yourself to the fullest as there are very few measures in fact. Some rare areas are still subject to a curfew from 1am to 4am.
No insurance is required but it is recommended of course!
Vaccinal Situation In Panama
As of September 27, 2021, 68% of the population has received 2 doses in Panama which will probably reach herd immunity well before any other Central American country.
Ready, Set, GO!
Many of you are planning to travel again or are preparing for your trip. Just like your flights, we strongly advise you to anticipate your car reservation! As you probably know, there is a worldwide shortage of electronic chips and therefore of vehicles.
It is better to book even if you have to modify or cancel without any fees, than to wait until the last minute at the risk of not having what you want at the price given today. Also, anticipate your hotel reservations for Christmas, New Year’s Day and weekends! In addition to the tourists, the locals also enjoy their own country so much it is beautiful!
Major airlines such as Air France, Iberia, KLM, Copa Airlines serve the country.
For travelers from Quebec (Canada), Sunwing and Air Transat resume their flights from November 12, 2021 to Rio Hato (Scarlett Martinez airport) which is only 40 minutes from our hotel. There are also very interesting rates at this time that may leave quickly! See our post about the best flights on our blog (https://www.casa-swell-coronado.com/how-to-get-to-panama-and-playa-coronado/).
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