For emergencies, there are many good private clinics and hospitals throughout the country, but the biggest and best equipped are located in Panama City. Important telephone numbers are: Police 104, Fire Department 103.
Yellow Fever vaccination. Mandatory.
As of November 01, 2008, Panama requires valid Yellow Fever Vaccination, to enter or leave the country for the following countries: South America: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela. Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Democratic Rep., Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leona, Sudan. Also, as a preventive measure, it is also recommended to all visitors arriving to the country and planning to visit East Panama, Darien or Kuna Yala areas in the Republic of Panama (at least10 days before heading to those geographical areas).
We strongly urge each traveler to contact his / her travel agent to inquire about updated immunization requirements for travel to other countries and from other countries to Panama.