Panama bereavement: death abroad

Information to assist those bereaved following the death of a British national in Panama.



Includes information on:

  • what to do when someone dies in Panama
  • burial and cremation
  • returning bodies to the UK (repatriation)

See also what to do when someone dies: death abroad.

Disclaimer: This information is provided by the British Government for the convenience of enquirers, but neither Her Majesty’s Government nor any official of the consulate take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information, nor accept liability for any loss, costs, damage or expense which you might suffer as a result of relying on the information supplied. It is not a substitute for obtaining your own legal advice.

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 2 September 2020 + show all updates
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