COVID

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements COVID-19

 

Updated October 22, 2020 – Costa Rica is OPEN to ALL international tourists!

As of November 1: Costa Rica re-enables its air border to all countries in the world as long as they meet the entry requirements. 

REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER COSTA RICA:  

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: policy must explicitly mention coverage for COVID.

  • Effectiveness of the policy for the duration of the 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.

 

Passengers who fail to comply with these requirements may not enter the country.

 

Upon landing in Costa Rican territory, travelers must wear face protection and comply with the strict protocols of the air terminal with regard to physical distancing, disinfection of carpets, and taking temperature readings, and must follow any other sanitary instructions.

 

To visit our country there are some requirements which must be met.

Remember that:

A return flight ticket is needed when entering Costa Rica. The immigration officer will ask for it upon your arrival.  It is advisable to make a photocopy or take a picture of your passport with the entry stamp to carry at all times during your stay.

  • Your country of origin determines the amount of days available to stay in Costa Rica as a tourist.

  • In some cases, the Immigration official may request you show economic solvency for your stay in the country.

  • Even with a 90-day tourist visa, the immigration official determines the duration of your stay as allowed by your passport.

 

Visitors to Costa Rica must have a valid passport as well as proof of their intent to exit the country before their visa or entry stamp expires, usually within 90 days.

All non-resident travelers must possess a return ticket or a ticket as proof of when they intend to exit the country, commonly referred to as an outbound exit or onward ticket. An onward ticket is required of non-residents who are:

  • Traveling on a one-way ticket

  • Entering the country with a return ticket dated more than 90 days after arrival

  • Flying into Costa Rica and flying out of another country

 

By law, an onward ticket includes any of the following on approved, commercial transport:

  • A pre-purchased bus ticket out of the country

  • A pre-purchased flight out of the country

  • Proof of passage on a cruise ship

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