TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA – ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
UPDATED 19 AUGUST 2020
- Arriving from one of the authorized countries (or in the case of the United States, authorized states), with proof of residency in the form of a valid passport (driver’s license from an authorized state if you are traveling from the U.S.). See the list of authorized countries and states below.
- In the case that you are transferring through an authorized country, you must prove that you have resided in one of the authorized countries for at least 14 days before your flight. Proof may include passport stamps, hotel receipts, etc.
- A negative PCR-RT test for COVID-19 taken no more than 48 hours before your flight’s departure.
- You will need insurance that covers medical expenses (at least US $20,000) and accommodation expenses (US $4,000) in the case of necessary quarantine resulting from COVID-19.
- Proof of round-trip airfare with an eventual departure from Costa Rica.
- Completion of the online Health Pass https://salud.go.cr/step0.
ACCEPTED TRAVEL INSURANCE
Currently, there are two nationally recognized insurance policies for travelers to Costa Rica.
Note: several travelers have reported poor service and higher prices from INS.
INS – Instituto Nacional de Seguros
Quote your INS policy here.
Quote your Sagicor policy here.
AUTHORIZED COUNTRIES OR STATES
Germany, Austria, Spain, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Finland, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Canada, Denmark, Slovakia, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovenia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Vatican State, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Monaco, Thailand, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Korea, Croatia, San Marino, Singapore, Uruguay, China, and Romania
Starting on September 1, 2020:
Flight from the United States will be permitted from residents of the following states:
New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut