Traveling to Panama During COVID-19:

We know that in our current times, traveling internationally can cause some anxiety, especially when it comes to promoting your personal health and safety. Our company prides itself on mitigating safety risks through receiving only private and small tour groups, and by preparing our guides to ensure that your well-being as a traveler comes first. 

Throughout the global pandemic, Panama Road Trips has been working hard to align ourselves with health protocols established by the Panamanian Ministry of Health, and Authority of Tourism of Panama for tour operators. Additionally, we have done some adjustments in our tours as:

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  • All our tours now have a private tour option
  • We reduced the amount of group participants to 8 people maximum without increasing the prices 
  • We promote many outdoor activities and tours
  • Our vehicles and equipment are frequently disinfected
  • All tour guides that are operating have been fully vaccinated 
  • All our tour guides will use masks during the tours all the times 
  • At our clients’ request, we will provide extra masks and hand sanitizer 

We have prioritized providing our services with the same quality that we are known for, with a focus on  protecting the health and safety of our staff, travelers, and partners during this global situation. We recommend that our clients be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for your visit to Panama.

Basic Information:

Updated March 30th,  2022

Panama has been reopened to receive international travelers since the end of 2020. As of December, 2021 to visit Panama, all travelers entering the country need to show proof of being fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travelers need to show a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test to enter the country, taken no more than 48 hours before the day of your trip. Quarantine is not required, presenting a negative test to the authorities at the airport.

The Ministry of Health continues the effort to vaccinate the Panamanian population. Panama has currently reached full vaccination for 85% of the target population, including the booster dose. 

Places like restaurants, certain museums, visitor centers, and other tourist attractions are open for travelers, and require health protocols to follow.

Before traveling to Panama, make sure that you follow and understand the airlines and Panamanian requirements and protocols to travel to Panama from your specific country of departure. Please take into account that if you don’t follow the current requirements you may be denied entry to the country.

What is the Current COVID-19 Case Situation in Panama?:

Daily reported COVID-19 cases have been on average roughly 280 per day in the entire country over the last month. It is mandatory for people aged 2 and over to wear masks in close areas like, buses, taxis, banks, offices etc. Since March 28th, 2022 wearing masks in open areas are not mandatory any more. Currently, there are no curfews in the country and travelers can move about 24hrs. 

Over the past years, the government has been slowly trying to create a balance between the health of the population and the economy which depends greatly on tourism. 

All of the information we have provided is a general overview for our clients in order to become more familiar with the current situation in Panama and the prevention methods that we follow as a company. We strongly urge all travelers to be proactive in staying up to date on the current travel restrictions before visiting Panama. If you would like more detailed information about the COVID-19 situation in Panama, we recommend visiting the Embassy website for your country in Panama.