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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An executive order issued last week by the Panamanian Government has caused a lot of confusion among the expat community in Panama. The order was taken by many to mean that Panama was reducing the length that tourists could remain in the country for one stay from 180 days to 90 days. Many in […]
Uber, the rapidly growing, sometimes controversial ridesharing service, has been operating in Panama since March of 2014. In that time, it has grown from a niche luxury car service to a multi-option car service and legitimate competition for the taxis (just don’t expect them to admit that), that is the preferred method of travel for most expats […]
As Panama fights to regain its reputation after the bombshell release of the Panama Papers last month, it finds itself as the subject of more unwelcome international press attention as major Panamanian businesses have just been put on a drug money laundering blacklist by the United States Department of the Treasury. While this designation will […]