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ETIAS visa waiver holders from any country, including Panama, are not permitted to work in the Schengen zone with an ETIAS. Aside from leisure and transit, the ETIAS allows holders to stay in Europe for short periods of time for business purposes.

ETIAS holders from Panama are permitted to conduct business in Europe during their stay but are not permitted to seek employment or work in any member country.

Panamanian passport holders who wish to work in the EU must visit the embassy or consulate of the country in which they wish to reside. Citizens will be informed of the documents required to work and reside in the country by diplomatic personnel.

With this visa waiver, Panamanian ETIAS holders are not permitted to attend university or school. However, if a Panamanian citizen with a valid ETIAS wishes to participate in very brief workshops or classes during their stay, whether for leisure or business, they may do so.

Students from Panama who wish to continue their studies or obtain a degree in Europe should first obtain an admission letter from the university or school they intend to attend. The letter should then be presented by Panamanian citizens at the embassy or consulate of the country where the university is located.

The staff at the embassy or consulate will explain how to obtain a European student visa from Panama, as well as the documents needed, processing time, and validity.

Travellers from Panama visiting the European Union as well as the non-EU Schengen member countries may spend up to 90 consecutive days there with an ETIAS visa waiver.

This maximum of 90 days is counted within a 180-day period, after which, the citizen will be allowed another 90 days that they may spend in any and all of the member nations.

The ETIAS visa waiver allows holders multiple entries in the Schengen Area. This means that a traveller may enter any member country and visit all of the other nations that comprise the Schengen Territory several times as long as they do not exceed the 90-day limit.

The visa waiver lasts for 3 years as long as the associated passport remains valid and the holder still complies with the Schengen entry requirements.