Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, with Colombia (and South America) to the southeast and Costa Rica (and North America) to the northwest. It’s strategically located on the isthmus that forms the land bridge connecting North and South America. It controls the Panama Canal that links the North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean, one of the most important shipping routes in the world.
Malaria – Transmission occurs throughout the year. Chemoprophylaxis is recommended for certain areas.
Traveller’s Diarrhoea – Moderate risk exists in deluxe accommodations, high risk elsewhere. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness.
A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care, which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self-treatment if diarrhoea occurs.
*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary.