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Panama Essentials

Language
Spanish
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Currency
US Dollar (USD)
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Time Zone
GMT-05:00
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Avg. Salary
$8,500 per year
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Calling Code
+507
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Socket Type
A and B (110 V/60 Hz 120 V/60 Hz)
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United States

Many visa fees depend on your citizenship, or if you have multiple citizenships, the citizenship you use to travel.
United States

Some countries have lower visa fees or other special access for travelers who have legal residence in certain countries, even without citizenship.

Requirements for a citizen of United States

Cost of Living Comparison

CategoryUnited StatesPanamaDifference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant$6.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course$45.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)$6.50
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter)$1.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)$2.03
Eggs (regular) (12)$2.09
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)$0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)$30.00
Gasoline (1 liter)$1.02

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Local Guidelines & Protocols

Government measures: State of emergency

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive guidelines may be in place depending on the region visited. Further information can be found at https://visitpanama.com/information/travel-guidelines/

Use of mask: Required

Face masks are required in enclosed environments and on public transportation.

Public transportation: Operating

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants: Restrictions in place

Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Advance reservations may be required.

Bars: Restrictions in place

Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Advance reservations may be required.

Nightclubs: Restrictions in place

Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Advance reservations may be required.

Shops: Restrictions in place

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

Source: Tourism Authority of Panama

Panama COVID-19 Statistics

Last Updated 6/22/2022

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Learn when you'll get your visa

You will receive your visa by:

Jun 29, 2022 if submitted today

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