Panama Travel Insurance Plans

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Panama is known for its breathtaking views and exciting city life. Whether you’re visiting to experience the unmatched thrill of a hike through the rainforest or a dive at the beach or you want to see what life is like in Panama City, Panama has a lot to offer you for your vacation. While you look forward to the fun, Travel Guard can help you plan.

Panama Travel Insurance Plans

Do I need a travel insurance plan to visit Panama?

Travel insurance isn’t required for entry to Panama, though it can be beneficial for travelers to have since many U.S. healthcare plans may not provide international medical expense coverage. Having a travel insurance plan provides you with certain medical expense coverage while you’re abroad. Additionally, your travel insurance plan can include medical evacuation coverage and assist with things like finding and English-speaking doctor, medical translation and prescription replacement assistance – things that are harder to navigate on your own in foreign countries1. Along with medical expense coverage your travel insurance plan can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage coverage, coverage for certain adventure sports (with Travel Guard’s Adventure Sports Bundle) and more to help protect your travel investment.

What is the best travel insurance plan for Panama?

Travel Guard’s Preferred Plan is a great place to start when looking for travel insurance plans for Panama. Our Preferred Plan offers travelers a comprehensive travel insurance plan with coverages that help protect your travel investment from start to finish. Whether you’re traveling solo or as a family, Travel Guard’s Preferred Plan has coverages and benefit limits that help give you peace of mind while traveling. If you’re looking for higher benefit limits or have expensive excursions or accommodations you want to help protect, our Deluxe Plan may be the best fit for you as it has the highest benefit limits and most coverages included standard with your travel insurance plan. All of our travel insurance plans come with access to Travel Guard’s 24-hour emergency travel assistance, so you’re not left to deal with travel mishaps alone.

How much is a travel insurance plan for a trip to Panama?

A travel insurance plan is usually priced between 5-7% of the total cost of your trip. Several factors come into play when it comes to pricing your plan, which may include the product you choose and the number of travelers in your party. For more details on pricing, check out our article on how much travel insurance costs.

Ready to book your travel insurance plan for your trip to Panama? Travel Guard’s award-winning travel insurance plans provide excellent coverage options and access to 24-hour emergency travel assistance. Compare our travel insurance plans to find the best option for your travels today.

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Panama Travel Tips and Safety Information

To help ensure travelers to Panama are as safe and informed as possible, Travel Guard has compiled some popular questions asked by tourists visiting the country.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions for U.S. visitors to Panama?

For the latest information related to COVID-19 travel requirements for Panama, please visit the official U.S. Embassy website for Panama.

What currency is used in Panama?

The official currency of Panama is the Panamanian Balboa and the U.S. Dollar, meaning you will not have to exchange currency before your trip, though you can choose to at a local bank before departure or exchange kiosk at the airport. While debit and credit cards are widely accepted, it may be ideal to carry a small amount of cash in case a vendor doesn’t accept that form of payment. Be sure to inform your bank of your travels to ensure you don’t lose access to your finances while on vacation.

What language is spoken in Panama?

Spanish is the official language of Panama and what most citizens speak. Although you may find English speakers in popular tourist areas, it’s always a good idea to learn common phrases and sayings in Spanish that you may need while traveling. It can be helpful to download a translator app that works offline to help avoid confusion.

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to Panama?

Visas are not a requirement when traveling to Panama, though a passport valid at least three months after your arrival in Panama as well as one blank page per stamp is required.

How do I contact the U.S. Embassy in Panama?

The U.S. Embassy in Panama is located in Panama City. Visit the official U.S. Embassy government website for a list of up-to-date phone numbers and addresses.

What is the weather like in Panama?

Panama doesn’t have seasons like the U.S., instead, the equatorial climate leaves the country with hot temperatures and rainfall year-round. The most rainfall occurs from May to November while December to April is considered the dry season where less rainstorms are seen.

When is the best time of year to visit Panama?

The best, and most popular, time of year to visit Panama is from January to March when there is less rainfall and lower temperatures. Panama is still beautiful to visit the rest of the year and travelers can find better prices on airline tickets and hotels, just remember the wet season occurs during this time so you are very likely to see some rain on your trip.

What is the dial code for phoning to and from Panama?

The dial code for Panama is +507 which can be used to connect to cell phones and landlines in the country. To call from the U.S., use the exit code of +011 followed by the Panama dial code, area code and seven-digit number of your contact. To call someone back home from Panama, use the U.S. entry code +1 followed by the 10-digit number you’re calling. Remember to let your phone provider know of your travel plans to help avoid unwanted fees and interruption.

What kind of power adapter do I need for my electronics?

Panama uses the same voltage and plug type as the U.S., so you can use and charge your devices as normal.

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Other Panama FAQs

Is Panama a good vacation for families?

Panama is a great destination for family vacations as there are many scenic views to discover as well as bustling cities with a rich history and culture that people of all ages can enjoy.

Can I travel to Panama with a pet?

Vacationing to Panama with your pet is possible as long as you follow the guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visit the official USDA website to learn about the entry and exit requirements for pet travel to Panama.

Is Panama safe to LBGTQ+ travelers?

Panama is an overall safe country for LGBTQ+ travelers compared to most of South and Central America, though there are no laws to protect LGBTQ+ citizens or travelers visiting the country. For best practices, be sure to research your destination before booking and read our safety advice for LGBTQ+ travelers.

Travel Guard offers comprehensive and customizable travel insurance plans for travelers visiting Panama. With excellent coverage and specialized emergency travel assistance representatives ready to help you at any time, Travel Guard is there for you. Compare our popular plans and find the best one for you!

1Expenses incurred from third-party vendors for assistance services not part of a filed insurance plan are the responsibility of the traveler.

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