U.S. Presidents who have traveled to Panama

Name

Locale

Remarks

Date

Theodore Roosevelt

Colon, Panama City

To inspect construction of Panama Canal. First visit abroad by any President or President-elect. Departed the U.S. November 9; returned to U.S. November 26. November 14-17, 1906

William Howard Taft

Colon, Panama City

Inspected construction of Panama Canal. Met with President Obaldia. [Visit made as President-elect.] January 29-February 7, 1909

Warren G. Harding

Colon, Baihos

Informal visit to Canal Zone. [Visit made as President-elect.] November 24, 1920

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Panama City

Informal visit en route to vacation in Hawaii. July 11-12, 1934

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Balboa

Informal visit with President Arias while returning to Washington, D.C. from West Coast. October 16, 1935

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Balboa

Informal visit with President Arosemena during vacation in the Caribbean. August 4-5, 1938

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Cristobal, Balboa

Met informally with President Boyd during vacation. February 27, 1940

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Panama City

Attended a meeting of the Presidents of the American Republics. July 21-23, 1956

Jimmy Carter

Panama City

Invited by President Lakas and General Torrijos to sign protocol confirming exchange of documents ratifying Panama Canal treaties. Also met informally with Presidents Perez of Venezuela, Lopez Michelson of Colombia, Lopez Portillo of Mexico, Carazo of Costa Rica, and Prime Minister Manley of Jamaica. June 16-17, 1978

George H. W. Bush

Panama City

Met with President Endara and delivered public addresses. June 11, 1992

George W. Bush

Panama City

Met with President Martin Torrijos. November 6-7, 2005
 Barack Obama Panama City Attended the VII Summit of the Americas November 9-11, 2015