Visa requirements for Canadians
Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not need a visa to enter this country for limited stays.
Visa requirements for Foreigners
You must apply directly to the embassy or high commission for this visa. No third party can assist.
Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not need a visa for short stays as tourists or on business. This does not apply to persons holding Canadian "Travel Documents" (1951 convention refugees); or to persons with foreign (non-Canadian) passports and Canadian Permanent Resident cards. This does not apply to Canadians who are using non-Canadian passports, or to Canadians going for work or study or any other non-tourist/business reason.
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 airline 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, Bahrain, 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.
- Embassy of the Republic of Panama
- Consular Section
- 130 Albert Street
- Suite 300
- Ottawa ON K1P 5G4
- Tel: (613) 236-7177/ 851-9168 (24h)
- Fax: (613) 236-5775