REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER COSTA RICA
Complete the electronic epidemiological Health Pass form, within 48 hours of arrival. You may select English or Spanish from the drop-down menu in the upper left. WE RECOMMEND COMPLETING THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE 48-HOUR WINDOW IN CASE OF ANY PROBLEMS OR DELAYS.
Traveler’s Medical Insurance is required – international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS – Instituto Nacional de Seguros), or Sagicor Insurance. We have found the Sagicor insurance website to be affordable and the easiest to use.
FOR *INTERNATIONAL* INSURANCE POLICIES, TOURISTS MUST REQUEST A CERTIFICATION FROM THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY, ISSUED IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH, VERIFYING AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING THREE CONDITIONS:
Effectiveness of the policy during the entire visit to Costa Rica
Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars)
Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic
*All requirements are mandatory for each traveler in your party. In the case of insurance, each individual’s name must be included in the policy and certification.
**Additional entry requirement details can be found on the official ICT (Costa Rica Tourism Board) website.
***Before you leave your country of origin, you should complete and upload all required documentation to the Health Pass site and have your QR code ready for Costa Rica immigration officers when you land.
****If arriving by private yacht, sailboat, or private flights from anywhere, follow this link for alternative requirements.
WHAT COUNTRIES CAN VISIT COSTA RICA?
As of November 1, 2020, all countries will be permitted to enter Costa Rica!
WHAT IS OPEN IN COSTA RICA?
Lodging and accommodations are open at 100% capacity but with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Most outdoor activities, tourist attractions, and national parks are operating but with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
Beaches are open from 5 am – 10 pm on weekdays and 5 am – 8 pm on weekends.
Restaurants are open at 50% capacity. Some bars that meet criteria will be permitted to begin reopening at limited capacity and within certain restrictions such as no dancing and controlled volume of music, beginning on October 8, 2020.
Supermarkets, health clinics, pharmacies, and other essential services operate at full capacity but with safety protocols in place.