Panama is part of North America with main city at Panama City. It's usually 🌤️ 24.52 °C in Panama with a rainfall of 🌧 337.16 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Panama. Internet speed in Panama is on average 3.8 Mbps. In Panama you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Balboa. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are very common in Panama. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~24.52 °C 🌧 ~337.16 mm 👨👩👦👦 4M people
Panama Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Panama. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply. You must complete an electronic health affidavit online prior to arrival in Panama. The QR code generated by this form must be shown on arrival. Check directly with your airline before your departure for any changes to entry requirements. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall due to high levels of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Panama Essential travel details
Panama uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish
Money in Panama
💱 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.
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.
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.
Calling in Panama
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.
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.
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 .
Driving in Panama
🛣️ 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.
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Panama travel details
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