Panama (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa established full diplomatic relations with the Republic of Panama on 10 January 1995. The Government of Panama opened an Embassy in Pretoria in August 2000.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Panama

South Africa is not residentially represented in Panama. Please contact the SA Embassy in Lima, Peru.

HE Dr C J Streeter
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Non-resident, accredited from Lima, Peru.

-7 hours

Panamanian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr J Dominguez Castillo
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

For more information, please contact the Embassy of Panama in Pretoria

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the SA Embassy in Lima, Peru

Travel Advisory: Warning on illegal activities abroad

South African citizens travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become involved in activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please remember, once you leave South Africa, you are not protected by South African laws and constitutional rights. If you are arrested abroad, the South African Government cannot get you out of prison or demand your release. At most, your government can intercede with local authorities to try and ensure that your rights under the laws of the country in which you were arrested are fully observed. It can also attempt to ensure that you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those international agreements to which the country in which you have been arrested, has acceded.

Please note that the South African Government views crimes - particularly those involving illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic in humans or small arms or the abuse of women and children - in a most serious light.

Health Requirements

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Balboa (PAB). US$1,00 = PAB1.000 = ZAR8.00 (April 2001)

For current exchange rates click here.

Visa Requirements for Panamanian citizens visiting South Africa

For more information contact the Embassy of South Africa in Lima

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0726 or send an e-mail to:

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Panama, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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