Panama: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

Borders of Panama are open with strict restrictions.


  • must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test in English or Spanish taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.

This rule does not apply to:

  • passengers with Laissez-Passer;
  • passengers younger than 17 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Passengers must present upon arrival a completed “Declaracion Jurada de Salud” that can be obtained here

Residency permits issued by Panama that expired after 1 July 2021 are accepted for entry until 30 April 2022.


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