If your “special circumstance” isn’t listed on this flowchart, then it is NOT allowed.

Children 4 and younger: No testing or vaccination required UNLESS child is presenting a respiratory condition- then a negative test will be required.

Children 5-11: Exempt from all testing and quarantine requirements to enter Panama, as long as their parents are vaccinated with 2 doses. If parents don’t meet requirements, child must have a negative test or at least one dose of vaccine.

Children 12-17: Must have at least one dose of vaccine or a negative test.

Panama does NOT recognize proof of recovery.

Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two doses or complete vaccination scheme endorsed by the WHO, EMA and FDA.

Prior to boarding their flight, every person entering Panama must fill out this online Health Affadavit. We recommend doing it no more than 3 days prior to arrival. Can’t find United States in the dropdown menu? It’s under E for Estados Unidos. 🙂

Current Mask Mandates: Masks are not required outside. As of July 11, masks will not rbe required indoors except in medical settings and public transportation.

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Panama Covid Entry Requirements