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July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Panama

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Panama with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Panama are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Panama: seductive landscapes, fascinating history

Located in Central America, Panama has Costa Rica and Colombia as neighbours, as well as the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Its famous canal is an engineering miracle. Its flora and fauna fascinate eco-tourists. And its tropical climate makes it among the most inviting spots in Central America. Flights to Panama let travellers marvel at some of the most beautiful landscapes, most vibrant cultures, most interesting history and most amazing beaches. Tourism at its best!

Panama is becoming even more accessible! Air Transat now operates flights from Montreal to the new Río Hato airport, only 10 minutes (instead of 2.5 hours) from the Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas Panama, and just steps from the beach.

Panama City

Panama City is worth a visit; especially for its city center (Casco Viejo) where the buildings date back to the colonial era.

The Panama Canal

The history of the channel is related to the creation and development of the country itself. Visitors can hop on a boat and see the canal up close for themselves. Nearby sites also contain many natural attractions of the tropical jungle.

The islands and beaches of Panama

Tourists to Panama are still relatively few in number, so the many islands and beaches have space on them for travellers to play. The islands of the Archipelago de las Perlas are undoubtedly a must see. Better enjoy them now before the secret’s out!

The center of the country

Hispanic traditions are alive and well in the Azuero Peninsula, home of the traditional carnival, which takes place every year. The small village of Chiguirí Ariba features extraordinary flora and fauna, and is also worth visiting.

Cheap flights

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Panama must-see Destination

Panama City

Panama City

Panama City: The gateway to an unforgettable vacation

Panama has gone through an amazing rejuvenation over the last decade and, while popular, still remains relatively peaceful compared to other Central American destinations. The country’s most notable achievement is the Panama Canal, an unmatched feat of human engineering worth visiting on anyone’s journey. Beyond that, a spectacular mix of pristine beaches, outdoor pursuits, family activities and nightlife makes Panama a traveller’s dream.

More about Panama City

Discover the rainforest, culture and attractions as we guide you in and around Panama City. Our blog is also loaded with places to see and restaurants to try.

Currency

The Panamanian Balboa (PAB) and the US dollar are accepted everywhere.

Official language

The official language of Panama is Spanish, but a large part of the population also speaks English.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Entry/exit requirements

To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.

Applicable airport departure tax not included in price details

From May 6 to October 28, 2016, Panama will impose a departure tax that will not be included in the sale price when you book your vacation package. This airport tax of US $15 will be applied per person (except children under age 2) when leaving the country and must be paid only in cash.

Vaccines

To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada

Weather in Panama can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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