A tourist can remain in Panama for 180 days, not normally extendable.
There is no need to obtain departure permits to leave the country, provided that the visitor complies with the terms of the tourist status. If a tourist exceeds the time allowance without a legal extension or justification, a fine will be charged according to the exceeded time.
COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS DO NOT REQUIRE VISAS NOR TOURIST CARDS
The Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay
Asia: Israel, Rep. of Korea (South Korea), Singapore
Europe: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lituania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, the Netherlands (Holland), Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Rep., San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican
COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS CAN ENTER WITH A TOURIST CARD (OR STAMPED VISA
The Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Nevis, United States, San Cristobal, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Asia: Japan, Rep. China (Taiwan), Tailandia
Australian Continent: Australia, New Zealand
COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS REQUIRE A STAMPED VISA
The Americas: Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Rep.
Africa: Angola, Bostwana, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Comoros Islands, Madagascar, Matawi, Mauricio, Prince Seychelles, Central African Rep., Rep. of the Congo, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Santo Tome, Swaziland, Togo, Zimbawe
Asia: Maldives, Mongolia, Vietnam
Europe: Bielorrusia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Moldavia, Rumania, Russia, Ukraine
Australian Continent: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Western Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Citizens of all other nations need an authorised visa to enter the country.
Tourist Cards: Tourist cards cost $5.00 and can be purchased at air lines or travel agencies. All tourists must have valid passports, with the exceptions of citizens of the United States of America, who only need a proof of nationality to obtain a card.
Stamped Visas: Can be obtained at Panamanian consulates abroad.
Authorized Visas: Can be obtained at Panamanian consulates abroad with the authorization of the Immigration Bureau in Panama.