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About Police Check Points
The road to Puerto Armuelles goes by the border. That means police check points.
Between David & Puerto Armuelles you
will cross 2 check points.
– 1 between David & the border
– 1 between the border & Puerto
The reason for the checkpoints is to catch illegal drugs activity, etc, – not tourists or expats.
The officiers may ask to see your passport and, less often, your driver’s license.
They will check that you have a drivers’ license and/or current visa stamped in your passport Your home country’s drivers’ license is perfectly valid in Panama.
Often the check point officers will wave
you through without you needing to stop. This is especially true if you live here and they
get used to seeing you.
The checkpoint officers may look like army personnel, but they are police officers. Panama does not have an army.