Legal requirements

If you are not a citizen or resident of the country you are going to, the authorities require that you have proof of departure through an Air ticket, as proof of return to your country of origin or continuity to another country as a final destination.

The passenger is responsible for all documents necessary for his or her trip and must comply with the immigration regulations of the country of departure, destination or transit. We recommend that you check the immigration regulations at the consulates or embassies of the country of your destination and have all the documents to be able to leave and enter a country.


Minimum passport validity to enter Panama

“The Panamanian and Costa Rican authorities require that all foreigners present a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months at the border, otherwise they risk being expelled.”


If you travel to Costa Rica

The Yellow Fever vaccine is necessary if you are arriving within 10 days of leaving or traveling through:

  • Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
  • Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.
  • French Guiana.

The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for life.