Applicants who hold a passport valid for at least three months, plus any one of the following are visa exempt for a stay of up to 30 days:


– a valid UK visa, which has previously been used to enter the UK at least once

– a valid visa from the  USA, Canada, Australia or any EU member state which has been used at least once.

– a passport from a visa-exempt country (view list)


The applicant must purchase a tourist card at the airport upon arrival in Panama.

This costs US$30 and is renewable for a further period of 60 days. 


NB. Travellers are advised to confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa.