As of July 21, 2009 there is in effect a new Law regarding tourist visas for entering the Republic of Panama.
"Those who hold a valid passport for at least 3 months and a valid visa from ONE of the following countries: USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or any of the member countries of the European Union, which has been used at least one time to enter those countries, may enter the Republic of Panama by purchasing a Tourist Card, regardless of their nationality."
*The tourist card is purchased upon arrival at the Panamanian airport and it has a cost of thirty dollars with 00/100 (USD$.30.00).
Please read the following carefully:
The applications for countries that require a stamped VISA will be processed in 1 (one) week. However applications requiring authorisation from Immigration Authorities in Panama can take up to 40 (forty) working days starting from the application date.
1. Any passenger in transit in Panama for not longer than nine hours (9 hrs) and who stays at the airport until the next flight does not need a visa.
2. We have an agreement with he cruise lines that for all passengers going to Panama on a cruise and did not stay in the City for more than nine hours (9 hrs), the immigration authority will issue a temporary entry permit.
3. Requirements to take pets to Panama:
-Health Certificate of the Veterinary.
For further information you can contact the VISA Department.
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