Panama travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Panama with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Panama.

Panama travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Panama with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Panama - quick facts
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Panamanian Balboa, United States Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right

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Panama weather

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Panama travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Panama from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Panama.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Panama travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Panama with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Panama, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Panama covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Panama with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Panama travel features

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Panama FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Panama including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Panama due to Covid-19?

Panama is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Panama.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Panama for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Panama?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Panama. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Panama and the UK?

The time difference between Panama and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Panama?

The main language spoken in Panama is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Panama?

The currency in Panama is the Panamanian Balboa (PAB) and the United States Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Panama?

Panama uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Panama?

They drive on the right side of the road in Panama.

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