Rio Celeste Waterfall Aerial View near Rio Celeste Hideaway
Costa Rica Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

All international tourists are permitted to enter Costa Rica by air, land and sea.

Tourists must meet the visa requirements, when applicable, as well as the requirements established in the framework of the pandemic.

The Government of Costa Rica does not require tourists entering by air, land or sea to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine upon arrival.

Tourists visiting Costa Rica are requested to abide by the sanitary protocols in place when participating in tourist activities throughout the country.

The following requirements remain during the pandemic:

1) Complete the digital form called HEALTH PASS and available at

The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. It must be accessed via updated browsers with the exception of Internet Explorer.

One form must be completed per person, including minors. All tourists must complete the Health Pass.

2) Travel Policy:

Tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and individuals aged 18 and younger (even if unvaccinated) can enter the country without a travel policy. 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:

See more information about international policies here



From Dec. 1, 2021 to Jan. 7, 2022, commercial establishments must display their operation modality on their exteriors, indicating whether proof of vaccination via the QR code generated through the Health Pass is required to enter. Commercial establishments that do not require the QR code must operate under limited capacity. Minors will not be required to present proof of vaccination.

Vaccines will be required to enter: Restaurants and food courts; bars and casinos; stores and commercial centers; museums; gyms; hotels; worship sites; event halls; adventure tourism; theaters and cinemas; sporting events.

Vaccine proof will be via a QR code. Citizens and residents can already request their code through the Health Ministry. Tourists will be able to use the QR code issued as part of the Health Pass.

Rio Celeste Hideway Hotel will be operating at a 100% capacity from December 1st through January 7th. For all the reservations arriving during this time frame, we will require proof of complete vaccination scheme upon arrival.