Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to Panama

Citizens of El Salvador that are travelling to Panama can travel without a visa.

What to expect in Panama

🤝 friendly locals
⛅ warm weather
low tax
🏖️ beaches
💰 expensive cost of living

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Digicel, and Movistar


💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is PAB.

1 SVC = 0.114354 PAB

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $6.75 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa is not required for citizens of Panama. Tourists are able to visit without a visa for a certain amount of time.

Notes and Passport Validity

Ensure that your passport is valid for 180 days past your travel date.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Panama. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Panama has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has cancelled public events until further notice. If you choose to travel despite our advice, follow the advice of local authorities and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Panama to confirm the latest entry requirements. If in country, dial 169 for updated information. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Panama.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Panama. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (3.71 / 5)
Safety (2.51 / 5)
Cost of Living (2.25 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$122.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$6.75 USD

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