WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019
Pope Francis has invited the young people of the world to join him in Panama for the next World Youth Day in January of 2019. Already parishes and dioceses are making plans to pilgrimage to join the Holy Father.
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MORE INFO FOR U.S. CITIZENS
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
For United States citizens travelling to Panama for World Youth Day, the U.S. Department of State has general resources and information to help make your pilgrimage a fun and safe experience.
YOU NEED A VALID PASSPORT AND VISA!
Every U.S. citizen must present a valid U.S. passport for International departures. You must have a valid passport for entry to Panama.
In general, it is a good rule to have at least 6 months left on your passport from the dates of your travel. You will also need your passport to return home. It is the responsibility of each individual to acquire their own passport.
U.S. citizens do not have to have a visa for entry to Panama. It is the responsibility of each individual to find out and acquire what visa(s) they will need.
IF A U.S. PASSPORT IS LOST OR STOLEN
If your passport is lost or stolen while overseas, you must go to the nearest US Consulate to get a replacement. It is advisable to have a scanned copy of your passport, so either pack one with you or email a copy to yourself for just such an emergency.
Panama U.S. Consulate General
Panama City (PNM)
Building No. 783
Clayton, Panama City,
Tel: (local) 317-5000
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (except holidays)
More information on how to proceed if your passport is lost or stolen can be found here.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS
It is advisable that all minors have a notarized letter stating that they have permission to travel to WYD with a named group leader or chaperone.