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Flights to Panama in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR19 891Average for round-trip flights in June 2022
Round-trip fromR17 959From Johannesburg to Panama
One-way fromR160One-way flight from Johannesburg to Panama

Cheap flights to Panama in June, July 2022

The best prices found for PTY flights for June, July
11 Jul - 1 Aug
R29 837pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Jul - 30 Jul
R30 028pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Jul - 1 Aug
R32 279pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Panama 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Panama found for this year
2 Nov - 1 Feb
R17 959pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31 Oct - 25 Nov
R18 279pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Oct - 16 Nov
R18 422pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to Panama

Late deals on return flights to Panama, departing today and this week
1 Jul - 15 Jul
R41 554pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Jul - 15 Jul
R51 053pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Jul - 15 Jul
R55 746pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Air France
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Panama from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Panama

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Panama.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 72 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Panama.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Panama.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - All travelers are required to complete an Electronic Affidavit (sworn statement) before boarding their flight to Panama. After filling up the document, travelers will receive a QR code that must be shown on their smartphones.


Can I fly back to South Africa from Panama?

Returning to South Africa from Panama

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Panama must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Panama are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Panama?

The cheapest ticket to Panama found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R17 481
February
R18 023
March
R17 193
April
R19 061
May
R20 258
June
R20 466
July
R17 912
August
R17 704
September
R17 880
October
R18 678
November
R17 592
December
R19 045
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Panama is March. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Panama?

Average Panama City Tocumen Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - PTY
Price
R17 191 - R29 390
PTY
Temperature
30 - 32 °C
PTY
Rainfall
0 - 40 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Panama?

Booking 61 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Panama. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Panama?

The cheapest flights to Panama are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Thursday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Panama?

Panama flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Panama?

When you are travelling from South Africa to Panama out of Cape Town, SA, you will find that the flights tend to be quite long. The shortest flight is 25h and 35m, while the longest flight will be 42h and 42m. The shortest flight out of Johannesburg is 23h and 30m. The longest flight out of the city is 42h. There are many reasons for the flight times to vary. The biggest of those will be stopovers. The number of stopovers a flight has, along with the duration of those stops will add to the overall flight time.

Which cities offer direct flights to Panama?

You will not find any direct flights that go from cities in South Africa to Panama. However, you can find some one-stop flights. Air France offers a one-stop flight that takes off from Cape Town International and has a layover of 2h and 55 m in Paris. If you are instead travelling out of Johannesburg, you can find one-stop flights from KLM. You will take off from OR Tambo International Airport and have a 1h 5m stopover in Amsterdam before heading to Tocumen International Airport in Panama.

What is the best way to travel around Panama?

There are several small airports in Panama that operate internal flights, such as Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport and Enrique Malek. Airlines that operate domestic flights include Copa Airlines and Air Panama. Flying can help to reach some distance locales, as well as islands that are best reached by air travel. Many bus companies leave from Panama City’s Albrook bus terminal and can reach many areas of the country. Renting a vehicle and driving is possible, as well, as most of the roads are in good condition. Taxis are available in the cities.

What are some things to do in Panama?

Panama is a country filled with things to see and do including exploring Panama City. The city has a historic old town area that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and that features colonial buildings and cobblestone streets. Panama City is also very modern and has nightlife and many places to dine. Visitors to Panama who like the outdoors might want to spend some time climbing Baru Volcano or getting to the top on the back of a horse. You may also want to experience the rainforest by heading to the Gamboa Tropical Rainforest Preserve. Visit beaches, dive and snorkel, and take a tour of Panama Viejo.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Panama?

When you are travelling to Panama, you will want to make sure that you have a valid passport with you that is good for longer than your intended stay. You are allowed to stay in the country for up to 180 days. South Africans will not need to have a visa in order to enter Panama.

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