Panama

Panama is a long, thin country forming the link between Central and South America. It is famous for the Panama Canal, which cuts through the middle of the country to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and create one of the most important shipping routes in the world. It is straightforward to travel around Panama, and the size and shape of the country make it an attractive destination for travellers who want to experience all aspects of this diverse landscape in a short amount of time. See cities and coastlines, rainforests and mountains, and learn about the history and native culture of Panama.


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Destination Information for Panama

Known as the Crossroads of America, Panama is growing in reputation as a tourist destination. There’s lots to see and do here, and the country has embraced modern technology and tourism while still retaining its natural beauty and cultural traditions through the indigenous tribes who still thrive in remote areas.

The capital is Panama City, with three distinct districts: the new city, the old city and the ruins of the original colonial city. Adventure sports enthusiasts should head to Boquete, where there are a range of adrenaline-pumping activities on offer, as well as Volcan Baru, the highest point in Panama, and important coffee-growing areas.

This vibrant, fascinating country will make an unforgettable destination for visitors keen to experience everything Central America has to offer, from cities to wildlife, natural beauty to incredible developments in engineering.

Additional Health Risks Information for Panama

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

  • Food and water hygiene
  • Insect and animal bite avoidances
  • Personal safety
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sun protection
  • Altitude sickness

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in Darien province and the San Blas Islands. There is a variable risk of P.Vivax malaria in Bocas del Toro, Colon, David, Boquete and a large portion of the country. There is a low to no risk of malaria in Panama canal zone and the city, in Pedasi and Santiago.

Yellow fever certification is required if arriving from a country with high risk of yellow fever.

It is important before travelling to ensure you are up to date with childhood immunisations such as measles, mumps and rubella.

Consult with your local CityDoc travel expert to tailor your vaccine requirements based on your medical history, previous vaccinations and travels as well as your itinerary.

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