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The $40 Airport Departure Tax is already included in most air tickets. Years ago, each traveler paid the tax to a designated tax collector at the airport and got a stamp or ticket signifying they had paid the tax. This was actually pretty common at airports all over the world, but now most airlines collect the tax as part of the ticket price, then forward ...


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Currently, no. There is no road connecting the two countries. Briefly and recently, a ferry ran between Panama and Colombia. However, it seems it is no longer available: Their Facebook page is empty, their website is suspended. Outdated information at Wikioverland suggests the ferry didn't run for most of 2015 either.


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There's a legal minimun age to drive in Panama, but besides that some companies may have their own policies. National Rent a Car says the driver must be at least 23 years old and Sixt requires drivers to be at least 21 years of age. About documentation you should have a passport and your country's drivers license (or the international drivers license). If ...


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Which Embera Community? I believe there are several Embera communities (including but not limited to Embera Drua (Upper Chagres), Embera Puru and Arimae), and hence various different places one can be picked up along the Chagres on the way to the village. Hence this question is kind of on the broadish side according to TSE's regulations. Nevertheless I ...


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Bus Is Cheapest But You Need a METROBUS Card The English version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport mentions only taxis, which makes it easy to assume that taxis are the only form of public transport connecting the airport to the city. This is not the case however, as the Spanish version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport ...


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I answer myself. After some extensive researching, I've found this blog post in Spanish that says: The visitor center has some confortable huts with beds, bathroom and AC [..] is the only place you can stay overnight, because you cannot camp. Also, it explains that there are crocodiles in the area, so it's not a good idea to camp in the beach even ...


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The METROBUS Card can only be purchased in the selected Point of Sales and Recharge (POS). Unfortunately, at the time of writing, according to the METROBUS website it would seem that there is no METROBUS POS at Tocumen Airport. Here is an up-to-date list of these POS from the METROBUS website. However this online newspaper article from La Prensa dating 2013 ...


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Having spent years upon years through monsoons in India.. Laptops will not get spoilt. However, I have heard of cases where people who lived in beach facing apartments faced faster corrosion of their electronics, but these were older electronics like amplifiers / equalizers. Given todays electronics manufacturing (boards coated with some resistant ...


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There is no tax to pay at the Costa Rica border. The "Exit Tax" you've heard of only applies to those who are flying out of the country, and is officially called the "Airport Tax". Source: I traveled from Panama to Costa Rica in 2010. Also: http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/PA-Panama-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm


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According to the rules set forth under the VWP, you're allowed 90 days in the US, and visiting adjacent countries doesn't reset it. The VWP zone includes the US, Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands. Fortunately for you, Panama is NOT part of the VWP zone, and therefore you're fully entitled to visit Panama, have your VWP time period reset, and later return ...



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