Travel Information

How to Get to Panama City

By Public Transit (from Tocumen International Airport)

  • Several public bus routes link Tocumen Panama International Airport and central Panama City
  • Journey time: 60 minutes
  • Fare: approximately US $1

By Taxi (from Tocumen International Airport)

  • Regulated ‘tourist taxis’ (tel: 238 4305) are available with pre-purchased fares – visitors cannot use other options
  • The price to Panama City starts at around US $25

By Car (from Tocumen International Airport)

  • Tocumen Panama International Airport is accessible using either the South Corridor toll road or Avenida Domingo Diaz/Via Tocumen, both of which stretch northeast from Panama City
  • It takes less than 20 minutes via the toll road, whereas it can take an hour or more using the second option

Airport Transfer to Hotel

  • Sedan – minimum and maximum of 2 persons
  • Price per vehicle: $140.00
  • All rates are in US Dollar and subject to 7% local tax.

Regional Manager Director
IVI DMC2 Costa Rica & Panama & Colombia
[email protected]

45th Street, Bella Vista
8th Building – #1
Panama, Panama

Switchboard: (507) 394-5940, (507) 394-5941
Cell Phone (within the US and Canada): (507) 6560-9886
WhatsApp: (507) 6560-9886
Skype: ligia_vargas1

Documents Required to Enter Panama

When entering the country, you must show the following documents to the Inspector of the National Office of Immigration and Naturalization:

  • Passport with visa, valid for at least 6 months (if necessary)
  • International boarding card, properly completed
  • Tourism Card or Visa, authorized accordingly
  • Required financial solvency, should not be less than five hundred balboas ($500.00) or its equivalent in credit card, bank reference, letter of employment or travelers checks, in addition to an additional amount, according to nationality (Resolution 1017 bis of March 22, 2000)

Visa Information

List Of Countries That Require Visa Or Tourist Card To Enter Panama

  • Antigua Y Barbuda, Araba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belice, Bermudas, Canadá, Colombia, Estados Unidos, Granada, Guyana, Islandia, Jamaica, Japón, Malta, México, Nueva Zelanda, Samoa Occidental, San Cristóbal and Nevis, San Marino, San Tome and Príncipe, San Vicente and Granadinas, Santa Lucía

List Of Countries That Require Stamped Visa To Enter Panama

  • Chad, Ecuador, Egypt, Philippines, Haití, Peru, Dominican Republic, Russia, Thailand

List Of Countries That Do NOT Require A Stamped Visa To Enter Panama

  • Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Czech, Republic, Chile, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Spain, Finland, France, Great, Britain, Greece (Hellenic Republic), Guatemala, Holland, Holy See (The Vatican), Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay

If your country does not appear on this list, you can obtain a tourist visa in the Panamanian consulate in your country. In case you need a tourist card to enter Panama, you may purchase one for $5.00 from the airline when you check-in your luggage. If it is not sold there, one can be purchased from the Immigration Authority upon arrival at the national airport.

The tourist card is valid for 30 days. If you choose to stay longer, request an extension 7 days prior to the expiration of the first 30 days at the migration office. For more information visit:

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