Learn More: Electronic Affidavit
PANAMA IS OPEN- Panama re-opened for tourism on 12 October 2020.
The Panama Electronic Affidavit is a travel document required for all international arrivals wishing to enter Panama. It was designed as part of the government’s health measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of cases due to tourists. Bear in mind that it does not replace other requisites such as your passport, a visa, or additional travel authorizations.
WHO CAN ENTER PANAMA WITH THIS DOCUMENT?
Anyone that plans to visit Panama must present the Panama Electronic Affidavit QR Code if they plan to visit the country, even if it is a short stay. Take into account that minors should also be included in their parent’s or custodian’s form.
All nationalities can apply right away here.
OBTAIN THE PANAMA ELECTRONIC AFFIDAVIT
To get this travel form, provide information about your medical condition, flight, and contact data. Unvaccinated travelers will also need a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
Go directly to our application page to obtain the Panama Electronic Affidavit.
DISPLAY THE FORM
Once you submit your application form, we will send the Panama Electric Affidavit QR Code to your email before your trip so that you can present it to the immigration authorities when you arrive.
Check the FAQs below to view quarantine rules for Panama.
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Required Documents to Apply
Medical proof of COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable)
Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result (if applicable)
Hotel Booking Voucher (if applicable)
The Panama Electronic Affidavit is part of the required documents you will need to enter Panama. It DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country requires a visa, the immigration officers will ask for your Visa when you enter Panama. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is your case, we suggest you contact your local embassy.
Travelers that are not fully vaccinated 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 before customs and the traveler must cover the costs.
Health insurance is not a requirement for entry but is highly recommended.
Prior to check-in, all incoming travelers will be required to complete an Electronic Affidavit (sworn statement) agreeing to:
Comply with all sanitary control measures outlined by the Ministry of Health of Panama.
Provide localization information for residence while in Panama.
Confirm that you are healthy (no symptoms of any respiratory illness) and that you have not been exposed to COVID-19 within the last fourteen (14) days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Panama?
No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not a mandatory to enter Panama. Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine.
You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 approved by the WHO, EMA and FDA have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.
Do I need to take the COVID-19 PCR Test before traveling to Panama?
- Fully vaccinated travelers with physical or digital proof of a complete vaccination scheme endorsed by the WHO, EMA and FDA, where 14 days has passed after the last dose, do not need a negative COVID-19 test result.
- Unvaccinated travelers will need a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet American airline entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the US!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Do I have to stay in quarantine when I get to Panama?
Unvaccinated travelers arriving from/transiting through United States, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guyana, the United Kingdom, Greece, Georgia, Estonia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Israel, Malaysia, Mongolia, South Africa, Guinea Bissau, Tunisia and Fiji in the last 15 days will be required to take an additional COVID-19 test (USD $85) upon arrival. If the results are negative they must quarantine for 3 days, and 14 days if the results are positive. At the end of each period, another test must be taken to finish the quarantine.
Fully vaccinated travelers coming from these countries will be exempt from the 3-day quarantine and molecular test upon arrival.
Apply for the Panama Electronic Affidavit if you’re ready to get started on your journey.
What’s the Panama Electronic Affidavit?
It is a mandatory travel form for all international arrivals (including nationals or foreigners) who want to enter Panama. It generates a QR Code that you must present to government officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Please bear in mind that the Panama Electronic Affidavit DOES NOT replace a visa. If you need to present a visa to enter Panama, the immigration authorities will ask you to show it. Consider that some nationalities will need a paper visa. In case you need one, we suggest you go to the closest Panama embassy. Apply now to get your affidavit.
Is it mandatory to apply for this form if I’m traveling to Panama?
Do children also have to complete the Panama Electronic Affidavit?
How much does the Panama Electronic Affidavit cost?
- Standard Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD 20.00.
- Rush Processing Time: 8 hours - USD 35.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 60.00.
When should I apply for the Panama Electronic Affidavit?
You can apply anytime before your check-in. You can start the procedure earlier with us, and we will begin to process your document at the right time so it is valid for your entire trip. We recommend you apply for the Panama Electronic Affidavit at least 72 hours before your trip.
Apply now and forget about having to check when you are eligible to apply.
How do I obtain the Panama Electronic Affidavit?
How long is the Panama Electronic Affidavit valid for, and how many times can I apply for one?
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Where can I read more?
- Panama Covid Restrictions: All You Need to Know
- How Citizens of the United States Can Enter Panama During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Canada Can Enter Panama During Coronavirus
- Panama Visa Policy
- Panama Vaccination Requirements | Do I need a vaccine to travel to Panama?
- How Citizens of Italy Can Enter Panama During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Germany Can Enter Panama During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Spain Can Enter Panama During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Colombia Can Enter Panama During Coronavirus
- Panama Covid Test On Arrival
- Panama Entry Requirements: Everything You Need to Know
- Panama Covid Quarantine: What you need to know
- Panama Vaccination Passport