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Panama

Panama
Republic of Panama
Last Updated: November 15, 2013

Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

  • The "Mosquito Coast" (Caribbean side) due to crime.
  • The Darién Region (Colombian border) due to

Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

  • The "Mosquito Coast" (Caribbean side) due to crime.
  • The Darién Region (Colombian border) due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Panama:

"Mosquito Coast"

The “Mosquito Coast” is an extremely remote and inaccessible area along part of the north (Caribbean) coast; the area starts with coastline and moves inland. Sections of this area are occasionally used for drug trafficking and other illicit activities. 

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in this region as U.S. government personnel must obtain prior approval before traveling there and face additional restrictions before such travel is approved. 

Darién Region

Criminal elements and drug and human trafficking networks operate in the area. Police presence and emergency response are extremely limited.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in this region as U.S. government personnel must obtain prior approval before traveling there and face additional restrictions before such travel is approved.  

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Panama Map

Panama
Republic of Panama
Panama Map