Panama international travel guide

Landscape view of Panama

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Panama is part of North America with main city at Panama City. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 26.07 ยฐC in Panama with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 324.40 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 Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~26.07 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~324.40 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 4M people

Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Do not travel

Commercial flights leaving Panama have mostly been suspended, but unscheduled flights may become available at short notice with carriers such as Spirit Airlines. Book directly with the airlines. Check US and Canadian entry or transit requirements. To transit through Canada, youโ€™ll need evidence of an onward connecting flight. If you secure a flight out, you may need to show authorities a letter of โ€˜salvoconductoโ€™ (safe passage) to get to the airport. Contact the Australian consulate in Panama City. If you're remaining in Panama, check the list of essential services available on the website of the Australian Embassy in Mexico City. Minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities. You can dial 169 for the latest information. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Panama.

issued date: May 21, 2020

Weather

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall

General

๐Ÿ”Œ Sockets

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 โ€˜extraโ€™ tip.

Calling

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $19.95, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: +mรณvil (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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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 .

Driving

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Police

911, +592-225-8196

Ambulance

913

Fire department

912, +592-226-2411

Useful Information
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Last updated: May 21, 2020