Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

COVID-19 Panama

Please use this page in conjunction with the smartraveller country travel advice for Panama. We strongly encourage you to subscribe to our travel advisories on, sign up for critical updates by SMS and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@AusEmbMex) for the latest information on conditions in Panama

Departing Panama

To depart Panama, the Government of Panama requires the traveller to present a Salvoconducto. You will need a personalised salvoconducto  and one for your driver to the airport, please contact the Australian Honorary Consulate ([email protected]) for details.

Service Providers

There are movement restrictions, including a curfew in place in Panama – refer to the smartraveller travel advice for Panama for further details.  Certain stores have reported that they will deliver.
The Panamanian Government has imposed movement restrictions based on gender. Women are only permitted to shop for essential supplies on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while men can only do so on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

If you have an emergency in Panama you can call any of these numbers for free:

  • Telephone Directory: 102
  • Police: 104
  • Tourist Police: 511-9260
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Firemen: 103
  • Sinaproc: *335 or 316-3200
  • Red Cross: *455
  • Social Security: 503-2532 or 503-6000
  • Santo Tomas Hospital: 507-5600
  • Citizen's attention: 311


  • Information for people with symptoms: 169 or 6997-1234 (WhatsApp only)
  • Complaints for non-compliance with health measures: 133
  • Consultations on medicines and treatments: 199.

The following essential service providers have reported they will be opening sporadically in major urban centres.  Contact the service provider directly to confirm operating hours. Certain stores may also limit the number of patrons in store at any one time. You should consider home delivery options where available.




Petrol Stations              

El Machetazo







Super 99


El Javillo





Riba Smith




St. Georges bank










Super Xtra


El Remedio


Banco General




Farma value






Caja de Ahorro (Facebook)




Banco Nacional (Facebook)








Local Emergency Numbers

Fire and rescue services: Call 911

Medical emergencies: Call 911, or go to the hospital.

Police: Call 104, or go to the nearest police station.

Always get a police report when you report a crime.

Your insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.

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