Panama Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs

Export regulations:

Restrictions exist only on "Pets". An authorization is required from the "Ministerio de Agricultura" (Ministry of Agriculture).

Pets:

Passengers arriving with pet cats and dogs must:
1. present to the Zoonosis Control Dept. at Panama City, Tocumen International (PTY):
a. ''Certificate of Good Health of Exportation for Small Animals'' issued by the health authority in country of origin within the last 30 days.
The certificate must:
- be stamped by the official authority in country of origin;
- be legalized by the official seal (apostille) or authenticated by the Panamanian consul in country of origin;
- state a rabies vaccination for dogs/cats of 3 months of age or older;
2. complete a quarantine request by notifying the arrival of the pet at least 3 working days prior to arrival. The form ''Home Quarantine Request'' ('' Solicitud de Cuarentena Domiciliaria'') can be downloaded from the website www.minsa.gob.pa and must be sent through email to [email protected].
Tel: 507 238 3855/4059. Fee: USD 146.- per pet, paid upon arrival.
The Zoonoses Control Dept. is open Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 23:00. Prior arrangements must have been made if pets arrive outside these hours or on public holidays.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Panama.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Panama. Baggage must have been checked through to the final destination.


Currency

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Panama Balboa -PAB: in coins only; US Dollar (USD) is the local currency in banknotes) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. USD 1.- equals PAB 1.-.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Panama Balboa -PAB: in coins only; US Dollar (USD) is the local currency in banknotes) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. USD 1.- equals PAB 1.-.


Airport Tax

Airport Tax is levied on all passengers departing from Panama: USD 40.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure, or included in the ticket.

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