Panama Update and Replay House Sitting Call

Since the pandemic began in March, Panama Relocation Tours has been hosting a weekly conference call to interview people who live in Panama or a call to answer your questions.   We know you’re anxious to come check out Panama or ready to relocate to Panama so we hope these calls are keeping you informed about what life is like in Panama.

On August 29th, I interviewed Laura who came on a Panama Relocation Tour then relocated from Hong Kong to Panama.  She arrived just a few weeks before Panama closed down their borders and shut off transportation between provinces.  She stayed in El Valle de Anton for a few months before starting a house-sitting  gig in the Pearl Islands.   Listen to the replay to learn about her experiences in both places and her advice for anyone considering doing house sitting.

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Enjoying Gelatto


We’ve been offering 6-day 7-night all-inclusive Panama Relocation Tours since 2010 and have completed 122 relocation tours. We’ve helped more than 1200 people relocate to Panama.  No one has as much experience helping people relocate to Panama.  We have the experience you can trust and need when making the life-changing decision to relocate to Panama.   Don’t settle for less!  We have hundreds of 5-star rave reviews on our website, Facebook, youtube, and TripAdvisor.

Because our tours are so popular, they are sold out through the end of 2021 but we may be able to add additional spots on tours and add new tour dates once we know for sure when we can start doing tours again.

panama mask requirements

Panama is opening its borders to international travelers on October 12th.    We would love to start doing tours at the end of October but we don’t know what the requirements will be for people coming into Panama.  If they only require a Covid test we can start doing tours at the end of October.  But if they require a 14-day quarantine we will not be able to start doing tours yet.  As soon as we know the details we will let you know.

As far as we know, even after October 12th, Panama will still require that you wear a mask when you are in public and going into stores.


If you’re in a hurry to relocate to Panama and can’t wait for an opening for a Panama Relocation Tour, here are three ideal solutions:

ONLINE PANAMA RELOCATION GUIDE!   We also offer an Online Panama Relocation Guide.  It has the same information that you’d get on a Panama Relocation Tour including our rolodex of reliable and affordable immigration lawyers, honest real estate agents/property managers, where to buy health insurance for 40% less, how to find the best place to live, getting pets into Panama and much more.   You also get access to our private community forum and our private phone numbers so you have someone readily available to answer your questions and offer help when you need it.

On Friday, the Online Panama Relocation Guide will also include information on how to do a self-guided tour in Panama.  Because of the pandemic, we realize that you may not want to get on a big bus with 15 other people so the self-guided tour is ideal.  You’ll learn where to stay, who to contact to show you rentals, get a list of places to visit, and more.

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Scarlet Macaw

PRIVATE TOURS!  After October 12th, if there is no 14-day quarantine required, we will offer private tours for specific towns, provinces, or all over Panama.  The private tours will be limited to not more than 3 people in a luxury sedan.   Details about private tours will be released next week.

We here to help!

LIFELINE!  Whether you take a Panama Relocation Tour, buy the Online Panama Relocation Guide or take a Private Tour, you’ll get our list of reliable and honest bi-lingual contacts in each area who will help you when you move to Panama.   For NO additional charge, they will be your life-line to help you with:

♦ Finding a house/condo to rent
♦ Renting or buying a car
♦ Immigration lawyers who will help with Visa and Cedula
♦ Translate when necessary
♦ Help you get a Panama cell phone or SIM
♦ Get utilities set up if necessary
♦ Help you get a driver’s license
♦ International movers for household goods and cars
♦ Pet relocation to Panama
♦ Help you get health insurance (40% less than using an agent/broker)
♦ Show you popular expat hang-outs and introduce you to new friends
♦ Show you where doctor, dentists, vet, and hospital are located
♦ Where to get a hair cut and mani-pedi
♦ Popular grocery stores and restaurants
♦ International and bi-lingual schools
♦ and much more

These are all people who have lived in Panama for at least 5 years!  They will be readily available to help you when you relocate to Panama.

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Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

Reader Interactions


  1. Denise L Mayfield says

    We are interested in your private tour of Boquete, possibly in December. Please let us know the details as soon as you have the details worked out.

    • Jackie Lange says


      We will have information about private tours soon.

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