Tourists - Visiting Panama
For the requirements for the Pensionado Visa, please visit this page: Panama Pensioner Visa - Requirements to apply for Pensionado Status. You should also see the Changes to the Retirement Age for Pensioner Visas.
Tourists are all those persons that arrive in Panama for the exclusive
purposes of recreation or observation for a period of thirty (30) days,
extendable to ninety (90) days.
Tourist cards have a cost of $5.00 and should be obtained by the travel agent (such as the airline) or from the consulate, before arriving in Panama. It is necessary, however, to meet the requirements of the National Immigration and Naturalisation Department.
While some people may enter simply with getting the tourist card at the airport, this does not apply to citizens of all countries. Foreigners from the following countries only require the tourist card:
Persons from the following countries may either obtain a tourist card at the airport or they may obtain a Visa at the closest Panamanian Embassy or Consulate.
Note: Tourists may not work or undertake such activities while in Panama.
NOTE: these lists changes constantly, if your country of origin or nationality appears on the list, you should contact your nearest Panamanian Consulate to verify that the information is updated.
Restrictions: The Panamanian government may restrict the entry of certain nationalities to Panama. Those persons should request an Authorised Tourist Visa. Some Authorised Visas are approved simply by the Immigration Department. Others must also be approved by the Security Council.
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