Regularly monitor the State Department's website at http://travel.state.gov, where you can find current Travel Warnings, (including Travel Warnings for Panama), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Panama enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) athttps://step.state.gov/step. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
For updated information on the security situation in Panama, please contact the American Citizen Services Unit of the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy at (011)-507-317-5030. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Embassy web site ishttp://panama.usembassy.gov/. Address electronic correspondence to Panama-ACS@state.gov. The Embassy’s after-hours and emergency phone number is (011)-507-317-5000.