Foreign travel advice
UK health authorities have classified Panama as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Most visits to Panama are trouble-free.
If you travel to the Darien province you should do so only with an organised group and to recognised tourist destinations protected by the Panamanian police. See Local Travel
Foreign driving licences are only valid for 90 days following your entry to the country. See Road Travel
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Panama, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.