Panama Provides Free Health Insurance to all tourists! How much does it cost? It's free! How does it work? Upon arriving in Tocumen International Airport, ask for a brochure and user card at the tourist information center before you go through customs. In the case of an emergency all you need is to present your passport and the user card to any participating medical establishment (see list below) to receive care.

This insurance is good for 30 days after your legal arrival in Panama. What does it cover? The insurance policy will cover accidental death and repatriation of body (up to $20,000), hospitalization and medical expenses for injuries due to accidents or in case of contracting a disease in Panama (up to $7,000), expenses for dental emergency (up to $ 2,000), administrative legal assistance by accident (up to $ 3,500), lost or stolen documents, and necessary translation services, among others.

You'll find a complete description of the coverage in the brochure. What does it not cover? This insurance will not cover injuries that are the result of negligence, related to alcohol and drugs, those involved in extreme sports, among others.

Here is a list of hospitals that participate in this program: Panama Province: Santa Fe Hospital, National Hospital, Punta Pacifica Hospital, Paitilla Hospital, San Fernando Hospital. Chirique, Province: Chirique Hospital, Mae Lewis Medical Center Veraguas Province: Jesus Nazareno Hospital Clinic
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Emergency Evacuation

You can purchase $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000 medical coverage which include (among other things):
1.    Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation $100,000 (in addition to the Medical Maximum)
2.    Return of Mortal Remains $20,000