Panama Country Information

With a coastline on the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, neighboring Colombia and Costa Rica, Panama is a country connecting North and South America. The very famous Panama Canal is one of the most important shopping routes in the world. Panama has tropical rain forest, pure rivers and marine wildlife.

Panama has been known as one of Central America’s must-see destination. The capital Panama City is an emerging metropolis, very modern and it has been compared to Miami or Hong Kong. Panama has a large expat community. The country is also a major offshore financial centre.

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Healthcare in Panama

Generally speaking, healthcare in Panama City is good in both public and private hospitals. Most of the hospitals have modern technology and procedures. However, rural area and outside the capital city healthcare can be limited. And often only first-aid services are available.

Bills for medical treatment in Panama are usually expected to be received immediately, including emergency treatment. Also, private healthcare can expensive in Panama. It is strongly recommended that expats obtain a comprehensive international health insurance plan that will cover them wherever in Panama.

Insurance for Expatriates in Panama

Expat Financial has a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance plans for individual expatriates and expat employers in Panama. We can also source global medical coverage for select local nationals in Panama that will allow for global medical coverage that includes the United States. Panama expat healthcare plans are available via our firm from a variety of international insurance companies.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Panama:

If you require a quote for Panamanian expat insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. We can also source international health plans for local nationals in Panama. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available.