Time difference with Switzerland
- 6 h / - 7 h during our summer time
Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá)
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Exit permit required for stays exceeding 1 month (to be requested at the Direcciòn de Migracion).
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Panama City, Calle 52E, Edificio Simplex No. 14, Bella Vista y Via Federico Boyd
Tel. +507 395 99 22
8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
10.00 - 19.00 h (Sun)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 23 to 25 (varies by company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travel to the province Darién at the border to Colombia not advised.
Nighttime travel not advised. Inquire locally about safety in those areas to which you intend to travel.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/