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General Information

The official language of Panama is Spanish.

The national currency of Panama is Balboa United States dollar (PAB).

1 PAB equals  .
equals  PAB.

Location

Panama

The distance from to Panama is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Panama. Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Panama is 45. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Panama.

LGBT

Panama has a score of 1 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Panama ranks #57 worldwide.

Same sex marriages are not conducted nor recognized in Panama. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals enjoy full legal rights in Panama. However, Panamanian law does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, and there is societal discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Panama should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Panama:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
  • Malaria
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Panama to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Panama differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Panama, the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Panama and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Panama. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 69–80°F  /  21–27°C 99% 93%
Sat November 09 69–79°F  /  21–26°C 99% 97%
Sun November 10 69–79°F  /  21–26°C 99% 98%
Mon November 11 69–78°F  /  20–25°C 100% 94%
Tue November 12 69–81°F  /  20–27°C 98% 87%
Wed November 13 68–79°F  /  20–26°C 97% 91%
Thu November 14 68–80°F  /  20–27°C 98% 95%
Fri November 15 69–78°F  /  20–26°C 100% 89%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:16 am and sets at 06:03 pm. This equates to 11.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Panama, it is in . When the sun sets in Panama, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Panama is 2.00 PAB. Every kilometer costs an additional 2.00 PAB. Every hour of waiting time costs 10.00 PAB.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Panama.

The minimum driving age is 16 (with approval), 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 7.98 PAB.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Panama is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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