Current travel advisories for Panama

Last Update: Friday, 03. July 2020 at 07:24

We advice caution when travelling to Panama.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.8 / 5

Panama is a country in North America (Central America) with around 4 million citizens and a land mass of 78,200 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.3 / 5

Panama shares land borders with Colombia and Costa Rica. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.3 (Colombia) and 3.2 (Costa Rica). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 35,237 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 667 reported deaths associated with the disease in Panama.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/panama-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Parts of the Mosquito Gulf due to crime. Parts of the Darién Region due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PA

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Åk inte till provinsen Darién annat än på organiserade gruppresor. Undvik gränstrakterna mellan Panama och Colombia. Orkansäsong i juni-november.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PA

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/panama

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/panama/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/panama

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Commercial flights leaving Panama are mostly suspended, but unscheduled flights may become available at short notice with carriers such as Spirit Airlines. Book directly with the airlines. Check US and Canadian entry or transit requirements. To transit through Canada, you’ll need evidence of an onward connecting flight. If you secure a flight out, you may need to show authorities a letter of ‘salvoconducto’ (safe passage) to get to the airport. Contact the Australian Consulate in Panama City (see Local contacts). If you're remaining in Panama, check the list of essential services available on the website of the Australian Embassy in Mexico City. There's a curfew in place, and you must wear a facemask when going outside. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Panama. 

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 4 million
Covering landmass
78,200 km²
Electricity
110V - 60Hz
Currency
Balboa (PAB)
ISO 2-Letter Code
PA
Phone prefix
+507
Top Level Domain
.pa
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
1800

Airports in Panama (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Panama.

Is Panama safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Panama. The risk index is at 2.8 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Panama?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Panama.

What countries does Panama share land borders with?

Panama shares land borders with Colombia and Costa Rica. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.3 (Colombia) and 3.2 (Costa Rica). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!