Panama issues visa extension for foreigners and tourists

Foreign residents and tourists who’s visa are expiring will have until January 31st 2021 to renew their paperwork. The extension was issued March 13, 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Initially fines and penalties were waived until October 31, 2020, however Panama’s Immigration offices have now extended this date until January 31, 2021. 

If you are a foreign resident or non-resident visitor in Panama with your visa expiring after March 13, 2020, you can now stay in the country until January 31, 2021 without incurring fines and penalties.

This is according to the resolution number 15909 Panama 30 Oct, 2020.

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