Upon arriving at Tocumen International Airport, you will have the following transportation options: 

There are direct flights to Panama City from 10 cities in the U.S.; a flight from Miami takes 3 hours. From Costa Rica (San José) you can also take flights or travel in bus, but be advised that the border crossing involves rigorous procedures. 

Information Center

Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Located in the main lobby.

Upon arriving in Panama, you can enjoy shopping in the duty-free area, found before reaching the Immigration and Customs checkpoints. 


Requirements to bring your pet into the country:


Quarantine

Any animal, live plant, product or sub-product of animal or vegetable origin, in order to enter the country, must be accompanied by a corresponding sanitary or phytosanitary certificate issued by the health authorities or Ministry of Agriculture of the country of origin.


What types of questions are asked in customs?

The Directorate General of Customs of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama requires travelers to complete a form (one per family) that serves as the Traveler's Sworn Declaration.

On this form, you must declare:


What do I need to travel to Panama as a foreign visitor?

Tourists must show the following documents to the Inspector of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Ministry of Government and Justice:


What do I need to do before traveling? 

Given its narrowness and shape of the letter "S" on its side, Panama is the only place in the world where the sun rises over the Pacific and sets on the Caribbean side. To best enjoy this phenomenon, go up to Jefe Hill (1,000 meters above sea level) on the border of Chagres National Park, about one and a half hours from Panama City.