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Monday, 17. June 2019 at 07:23 AM

Panama Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Panama is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling Panama is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.1 / 5

Panama shares land borders with Colombia and Colombia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.4 (Colombia) and 2 (Costa Rica).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/panama

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Parts of the Mosquito Gulf due to crime. Parts of the Darién Region due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/panama-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Panama due to criminal activity and the potential for civil unrest.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/panama

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Panama due to criminal activity and the potential for civil unrest.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/panama/

About Panama

Panama with its capital Panama City is a country in North America (Central America), slightly smaller than South Carolina (78,200 km²). The country is located Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica. The climate can be described as tropical maritime; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May). The landscape is interior mostly steep, rugged mountains and dissected, upland plains; coastal areas largely plains and rolling hills. With a population of about 3.29 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Panama City
Population about 3.29 million
Size 78200 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than South Carolina
Common languages Spanish, English
Timezone America/Panama with UTC offset of -5 hour(s)
Currency Balboa (short: PAB)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800
International phone prefix +507
Internet Top Level Domain .pa
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PAN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 591