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  2. Safety and security
  3. Local laws and customs
  4. Terrorism
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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

Most visits to Panama are trouble-free.

UK health authorities have classified Panama as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

If you travel to the Darien province you should do so only with an organised group to destinations under the surveillance of the Panamanian police. See Local travel

Foreign driving licences are only valid for 90 days following your entry to the country. See Road Travel

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Panama, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

You can contact the emergency services on 911. Alternatively, call 104 for police or 103 for ambulance and fire.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Panama
Currency: Panamanian Balboa | US Dollar (PAB | USD)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
PAB
Dialling Code: 507
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 1,473,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Spanish (official language) 69%


Capital City(s):
Panama City
Telephone Area Code:
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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