November 20th, 2020

Connectivity through Tocumen International Airport is important for the region, being the hub of the Americas. If you are wondering about the procedures and conditions for flights in transit at Panama airport, please read this newsletter.


logan weaver H1pa1 naHu8 unsplash2


How long can the connection be?

Previous requisite of maximum connection of 6 hours is no longer valid and traveler can stay inside the terminal for a maximum of 24 hours.

Do I need to have a negative test?

When in transit, Panama's International Airport (Tocumen) does not require to show proof of a negative test. This condition does not applies for your country of destination, make sure to check the conditions to be met on each country: Protocols for countries of Central America.

Only if clients enter Panama for a stopover, showing proof of a negative PCR test or taking the test upon arrival is mandatory.


Tourists must follow all customs and local health and biosafety protocols, this includes wearing a mask or face shield in all indoors circumstances, make use of alcohol hand sanitizer dispensers that have been installed throughout the facilities of the airport.

Mandatory walk through thermal heat scanners (equal or higher than 38 degrees celsius or respiratory symptoms, will be processed for further examination)

Show airline ticket of connection flight for final destination.

Take a look at the video of biosafety measures of protocols at Tocumen International Airport, click here.

Take a look at the updated list of flights: Central America re-opening flight routes and dates


For questions or requests, contact us at or 

Pin It