Panama travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Panama 🇵🇦

Panama is part of Americas with main city at Panama City. Its Developing country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Balboa. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of Panama is the formal name of Panama It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.53 °C   🌧 ~178.89 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M people


⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Panama, including information on the Australian Consulate in Panama. There are currently a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province (see Health). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall. Do not travel to the Darien Gap beyond Yaviza. Do not travel to Darien Gap beyond Yaviza.

issued date: May 17, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

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🔌 Sockets

Panama uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


💱 Currencies Used

Panama uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Panama. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Panama. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Panama is on average 3.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Panama is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $19.95, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: +móvil (by Cables & Wireless), Claro, Digicel or Movistar. Panama uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Panama upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Panama, dial +, then 507 (the country code for Panama), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Panama, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 7 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Panama you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways and 25-30 km/h (15-18 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency


911, +592-225-8196



Fire department

912, +592-226-2411

Last updated: December 5, 2019