The Republic of Panama
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Panama?
Canadian citizens using Canadian passports DO NOT need a visa to enter Panama for tourism or business stays. This visa requirement imposed in January 2010 was waived on 04 February 2010, meaning although Canadians technically need a visa, no visa is being required for entry by airplane or cruise ship.
Nationals of the following countries need to have an Stamped Visa to enter and remain in Panama:
Angola, Belarus Botswana, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Comoros, Congo Rep, Croatia, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Lesotho, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Togo, Layer, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Zaire, Zimbabwe.
Nationals of the following countries need to have an Authorized Visa to enter and remain in Panama:
Afghanistan, Albania, Saudi Arabia, Armenian, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cuba, China PRC, Cambodia, Chad, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonian, Libya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique Nepal Namibia Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Congo DR, Rwanda, Republic Saharaui, Serbia & Montenegro, Syria, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, Surinam, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia.
For more information about travel conditions, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.