Panama international travel guide

Panama

Panama is part of Americas with main city at Panama City. It's usually 🌤️ 25.22 °C in Panama with a rainfall of 🌧 54.97 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Panama. Internet speed in Panama is on average 3.8 Mbps. In Panama you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Balboa. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are very common in Panama. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.22 °C   🌧 ~54.97 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Panama. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall. Higher levels may apply in other parts of the country.

issued date: November 4, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Panama uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Panama uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Panama. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Panama. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Panama is on average 3.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Panama is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $19.95, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: +móvil (by Cables & Wireless), Claro, Digicel or Movistar. Panama uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Panama upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Panama, dial +, then 507 (the country code for Panama), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Panama, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 7 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Panama you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways and 25-30 km/h (15-18 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency

Police

911, +592-225-8196

Ambulance

913

Fire department

912, +592-226-2411

Last updated: February 12, 2020