Presidents Travels 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 BaIhoa 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