Traveling to Panama
Panama's airport, the Tocumen Aeropuerto Internacional Panama (airport code PTY) is approximately 13 miles from the Riu Plaza Panama Hotel, the official hotel of ASCE Week Panama. Expected travel time to the hotel is between 20 – 25 minutes.
Two trusted taxi companies in Panama City are:
- Cooperativa de Transporte Taxi Expreso 011-507-238-4305
- Sindicato Industrial de Taxi de Turismo 011-507-238-4176
The average price for a taxi leaving Tocumen Airport and heading into Panama City for 1 to 2 passengers is $25 USD.
Traveling from the US
US citizens only need a passport to enter Panama. If you need more details, please visit the US State Department's information page.
Traveling from other countries
Countries whose citizens do not need a visa:
- Antigua Barbuda
- Bosnia Herzegovina
- Cape Verde
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Marshall Island
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Rep. Of Corea
- Sahrawi Republic
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saint Tome and Príncipe
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Island
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Vatican City
Travelers who need a Tourist Card
Citizens of any nationality who have had a valid passport from their home country for at least 3 months AND a valid visa from ONE of the following countries (used at least once to enter that country) need to purchase a Tourist Card.
- United Kingdom
Or any of the member countries of the European Union Obtaining a Tourist Card:
Immigration officials accept a United States permanent resident card as valid for entrance under this law. The required tourist card is purchased upon arrival at the Panamanian airport and costs $30.00 USD.
The tourist card is valid for 30 days, renewable at the Office of Migration for an extra period of 60 days.
If none of the above applies, travel to Panama will require a visa.
Those who require a visa to enter Panama, please contact your nearest Panamanian Consulate for specific instructions, application requirements, and forms.
Applications requiring authorization from Immigration Authorities in Panama may take up to 40 (forty) working days starting from the application date.