Republic of Panama
3,864 millones (2013) (July 2005 est)
The official language is the Spanish.
The weather is tropical, temperature is uniform throughout the year. Nights are fresh. The average is 80º to 95º F. The country has two stations: rainy and dry. The first goes from May to December. The dry station, called summer, from December to April.
Balboa (Balboas -- plural); 1 balboa = 1 US Dollar. The US dollar circulates freely.
Taxes All purchase in Panama are taxed with 5%, except medicine, school items, food, and restaurants that do not serve alcohol.
For international commercial flights leaving Panama it is necessary to pay $20,00 of tax.
110w - 60hz and telephone 220w.
The minimum age for driving is 18 years. The visitors can drive up to 90 days with a foreign license. You have to present your passport if requested.
Schedules Commerce, 09:30 to 19:00 hours.
Banks, 08:30 to 15:00 hours. ATM machines available day and night.
Public offices, 08:30 to 16:30 hours. Monday to Friday.
Valid passport. All the tourists will have to carry on a valid passport.
Return tickets and documents to leave and enter another country.
Credit Card and or cash.
Tourist Card or Visa.
Valid for 30 days, provided by the airline, sold at the departure airport. Cost: US $5.00. If you forget it, can be buy it at the Tocumen Airport in Panama to the migration authorities.
It is possible to obtain the visa from Panamanian consulates. For more information please visit: Instituto Panameño de Turismo