NEW EXECUTIVE DECREE
Past Executive Order No. 248 indicated that any person who has a valid visa duly issued by United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom or any of the states conforming theEuropean Union, and that has been used at least once to enter the territory of the state grantor, may enter Panama.
According to the new Executive Decree No. 591 of December 28, 2016, any person of Chinese nationality to enter the Republic of Panama who has a valid Visa or Residence, duly issued by the United States of America, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, may enter our national territory, with the condition that the visa issued by the countries before mentioned, must be multiple entry, have been used in the previous way in the territory of the granting state, and its validity is not less than one (1) year to the time to enter Panamanian territory.
Note: European Union or Shengen Visa is no longer allowed for exemption of Panamanian visa.