We have put together a set of questions and answers which we hope will give you confidence when travelling to Panama.
Are the borders open? If so, what are the entry requirements?
Yes, Panama’s borders are open. Travellers need to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. Travellers from all South American countries, India, the UK, and South Africa will be required to present a negative PCR on arrival, but even if this is negative, they will need to quarantine for three days.
Where will I need to wear a mask? Will I be provided with one in case I forget mine?
Masks are obligatory in all public places in Panama. Extra masks are kept in our vehicles.
What protocols do hotels have to follow to keep us safe?
All hotels have strict health and safety protocols in place in accordance with the Panama Health Ministry.
Are restaurants open? Shops? Nightclubs? What are the protocols they have to follow?
Restaurants and shops are open, but nightclubs are not. Masks are obligatory in restaurants and shops.
Is there any sort of curfew?
12am to 4am from Monday to Sunday.
Will vehicles be regularly disinfected? Will I have to wear a mask during transfers?
Yes, vehicles will be disinfected before and after your transfer. You will need to wear a mask during transfers.
Will I be tested for Covid throughout my trip? Will my guides be regularly tested?
No, but we can arrange this if required. Please note that the Ministry of Health can perform random rapid testing at any time. Your guides will not be regularly tested.
What will happen if I test positive whilst on the trip? Where will I have to stay?
If you test positive, you will need to quarantine in a hotel selected by the Ministry of Health. After seven days, you will be tested again. If the result is negative, then your quarantine will end. If the result is still positive, you will need to continue to quarantine until you test negative.