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Costa Rica Entry Requirements

Since Nov. 1, Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air, as long as they meet the country’s visa and COVID-19 entry requirements.

The Government of the Republic has facilitated the entry of international tourists, and since Oct. 26, eliminated the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus. Neither Costa Ricans nor foreigners will be issued sanitary confinement (or quarantine) orders when entering the country by air. These measures are subject to change and dependent on the evolution of the pandemic both in Costa Rica and around the world.

Tourists visiting Costa Rica are asked to abide by the sanitary protocols implemented for carrying out all tourist activities in the country.

Entry requirements for the country

The following requirements remain during the pandemic:

1) Complete the digital form called HEALTH PASS and available at https://salud.go.cr

This pass will be available 48 hours before boarding. It must be accessed in an updated browser (except for Internet Explorer). An individual form must be completed for every person, including minors

2) Travel insurance:

Vaccinated individuals against COVID-19 and minors can enter Costa Rica without travel insurance from August 1st, 2021.

The accepted vaccines will be: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days prior to arrival in Costa Rica.
As proof, vaccination certificates and vaccination cards that contain at least the following information will be accepted:
● Name of the individual who received the vaccine
● Date of each dose
● Pharmaceutical site

 In the case of U.S. travelers, "COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards” will be accepted.

Local insurance authorized for not vaccinated travelers can be valued at the following link: