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Flights to Panama in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR23 693Average for return flights in December 2021
Return fromR12 405From Johannesburg to Panama City Tocumen Intl

Cheap flights to Panama in December, January 2021

The best prices found for PTY flights for December, January
Dec 24 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

50h 06m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

42h 52m
R19 973

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

Dec 24 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

45h 54m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

40h 50m
R19 989

United Airlines

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Deal found 5/12/21

Dec 29 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

44h 16m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

54h 55m
R20 117

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

Panama 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Panama found for this year
Dec 24 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

50h 06m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

42h 52m
R19 973

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 4/12/21

Dec 24 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

45h 54m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

40h 50m
R19 989

United Airlines

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Deal found 5/12/21

Dec 29 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

44h 16m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

54h 55m
R20 117

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

Last minute flights to Panama

Late deals on return flights to Panama, departing today and this week
Dec 14 - Jan 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

31h 36m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

53h 17m
R21 106

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/12/21

Dec 14 - Jan 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

2 stops

44h 57m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

31h 00m
R25 162

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/12/21

Dec 14 - Jan 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

1 stop

23h 30m
PTY

Panama City Tocumen Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

31h 00m
R29 089

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/12/21

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 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) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

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

What is the cheapest month to fly to Panama?

The cheapest ticket to Panama found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R20 723

February

R20 149

March

R19 717

April

R21 122

May

R20 771

June

R21 043

July

R22 623

August

R21 713

September

R21 538

October

R20 596

November

R20 500

December

R21 410

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Panama is March. The most expensive month for flights is July. 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 flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - PTY

Price

R19 721 - R27 586

PTY

Temperature

26 - 27 °C

PTY

Precipitation

10 - 340 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, September is seen as the time to fly to Panama, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. February tends to be the warmest period in Panama so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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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