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Response to COVID-19

ISTAT is working closely with the Hilton Panama and other partners on COVID-19 measures at the ISTAT Latin America Forum. Please contact ISTAT at if you have any concerns.

Travel Protocols for Panama

  • Travelers will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry as long as they can provide physical or digital proof of at least 2 (two) doses or complete vaccination scheme endorsed by the WHO, EMA and FDA, equal to or greater than 14 days after the last dose.
  • Non-vaccinated  or partially vaccinated travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival time in Panama.
  • If a test is not possible within that time frame, a COVID-19 rapid test will be mandated at the airport and the traveler will have to cover the costs of said test (USD $50).
  • If the results are positive, the traveler will be placed under a mandatory five-day quarantine in a hotel. The cost of the stay must be fully covered by the traveler.
  • ALL travelers are required to present their completed Electronic Health Affidavit (in physical or digital form) to their airline or carrier BEFORE boarding to Panama. Register and fill out your Health Affidavit.

Read more for a complete checklist for travelling to Panama.