Panama Eases Tourist Entry

It won't request visas for travelers with U.S., Australian, Canadian, U.K. or E.U. visas.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ernesto Orillac, from the Tourism Authority (ATP), reported that said citizens must purchase a $30 tourism card before entering the country.

Newspaper prensa.com published extracts from ATP's communique: "...these countries comply with rigorous migration controls, with high levels of security and reliability...".

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Peru and Costa Rica Eliminate Visas for Travelers

July 2015

In 30 days, the agreement will become effective for the elimination of tourist visas in ordinary passports of Peru and Costa Rica.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica:

July 2, 2015. Manuel A. Gonzalez Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ana Maria Sanchez Vargas, signed in Paracas, Peru, the Agreement on the abolition of visas in ordinary passports.

Guatemala No Longer Requires Visa for Citizens of Colombia and Peru

May 2013

As part of the campaign launched by the administration of Pérez Molina so that Guatemala can be admitted to the Pacific Alliance, the visa requirements for Colombians and Peruvians to enter the country have been removed.

From a press release by the Guatemalan Government:

Panama: New Rules for Entry Visas

July 2009

Citizens of restricted visa nationalities, but holders of Canadian, US, EU or Australian visas will be able to enter the country with a tourist status.

An authorized visa had to be obtained before, a process that could last up to 6 months, as it required approval of the Public Safety and National Defense Council.

Guatemala Eliminates Entry Visa for Dominicans

April 2009

The Guatemalan government announced the elimination of visa requirements for Dominicans entering the country.

The announcement was made in the Dominican Republic by the Guatemalan ambassador in that country, Giovanni Castillo.

Elnuevodiario.com.do reported the diplomat's statements: "I want to announce that in the interest of strengthening trade, business, tourism and our relationship as brotherly countries, visa requirements for travel to Guatemala by Dominicans will be removed.”

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