Panama for Beginners is a one-stop guide for information relevant to ExPats in Panama. Whether you are considering a move to Panama, currently live here, or are just looking to vacation, Panama for Beginners is your go to place for the things you need to know about Panama. The blog is broken up into three main sections: Before You Move, While You're Here, and When You Vacation. The blog is updated with new posts several times a week, so check back often to get the latest need to know information for ExPats in Panama.
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I wrote a couple of months ago about new regulations that were announced for Uber and other “technology transportation” companies in Panama. These restrictions include requiring drivers to have a professional license, a ban on foreign drivers, and restrictions on the type of car that could be used. Despite heavy opposition from both Uber and its […]
After years of debating how exactly to handle Uber in Panama, President Juan Carlos Varela signed Executive Order 331 on October 31st, 2017, which imposes many regulations on the Uber service and who is allowed to drive for it. When implemented, these restrictions have the potential to severely limit the service in Panama, increasing […]
IMPORTANT UPDATE 2: Here is the Director of Immigration of Panama on record regarding the new restrictions: “”Es para los que tienen más de cinco meses en el país como turistas y salen nada más que para volver a entrar. Ahora tienen que estar 30 días fuera del país” Here is my translation into English: […]