Information about Panama
Population: 3.405.800 (est. 2012)
Capital: Panama City 800.000 - metro area 1.206.792 inhab (census 2010)
Official Languages: spanish
The flag carrier of Panama is Copa Airlines (CM).
Main cities: Panama City, San Miguelito, Colon, David
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Panama in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Panama, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Panama - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Balboa (official) (PAB); American Dollar ($, USD)
Time Zone: (GMT-5)
Vaccination data up to july 2012:
- Obligatory vaccines: Yellow fever if coming from an endemic country
- Recommended vaccines: Yellow Fever (for people who travel to Darién, San Blas and Panama, excluding the Zona del Canal, Panama City and Islas San Blas), Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria, MMR vaccine.