I am a U.S. passport holder, I arrived in Panama on April 12th. How long can I legally stay and how long do I have to leave before I can come back in the country legally?

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As of 2022 you have to leave Panama for a minimum of 30 days before coming back and getting a new 180 day allowance - assuming the immigration officer is not having a bad day:) or they think you are trying to live in Panama on a tourist visa.


You can stay for exactly 180 days, inclusive of the day of arrival. This means you need to leave by 23:59 on October 8th, 2016. In theory, you can leave and immediately come back, but you'd have to prove you're not trying to live in Panama on a tourist visa.

Source: Timatic.

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