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Countries with no-visa requirement
Countries with visa requirement
Countries that can enter with tourist card or stamped visa
All other countries
Departure Tax
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Last update: November, 2009

Entry Regulations

A tourist can remain in Panama for 90 days, not normally extendable.

There is no need to obtain departure permits to leave the country, provided that the visitor complies with the terms of the tourist status. If a tourist exceeds the time allowance without a legal extension or justification, a fine will be charged according to the exceeded time.

LIST OF COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS DO NOT REQUIRE VISAS NOR TOURIST CARDS
The Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay

Asia: Israel, Rep. of Korea (South Korea), Singapore

Europe: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lituania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, the Netherlands (Holland), Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Rep., San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican

COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS REQUIRE A STAMPED VISA
The Americas: Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Rep.

Africa: Angola, Bostwana, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Comoros Islands, Madagascar, Matawi, Mauricio, Prince Seychelles, Central African Rep., Rep. of the Congo, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Santo Tome, Swaziland, Togo, Zimbawe

Asia: Maldives, Mongolia, Vietnam

Europe: Bielorrusia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Moldavia, Rumania, Russia, Ukraine

Australian Continent: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Western Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS CAN ENTER PANAMA WITH A TOURIST CARD OR STAMPED VISA
The Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Nevis, United States, San Cristobal, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Asia: Japan, Rep. China (Taiwan), Tailandia

Australian Continent: Australia, New Zealand

CITIZENS OF ALL OTHER NATIONS
They need an authorised visa to enter the country.

Tourist Cards: Tourist cards cost $5.00 and can be purchased at air lines or travel agencies. All tourists must have valid passports, with the exceptions of citizens of the United States of America, who only need a proof of nationality to obtain a card.

Stamped Visas: Can be obtained at Panamanian consulates abroad.

Authorized Visas: Can be obtained at Panamanian consulates abroad with the authorization of the Immigration Bureau in Panama.

Departure Tax
There is a departure tax of $20 at Tocumen International Airport.

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