Costa Rica Travel Requirements
Life is finally starting to feel like things are returning to normal after a weird and difficult couple of years. With vaccination now available worldwide, borders have reopened. We see more and more planes in the sky, and there is so much hope in the air! In case you are wondering if Costa Rica is open for travel, the answer is YES! And below is some essential information for you.
At the time of writing this post, entry to Costa Rica is open for people arriving from all countries, without exception, by sea, air, and land. Commercial and private international flights are landing regularly at the two major airports; Juan Santamaría airport in San Jose and Daniel Oduber Quirós International airport in Liberia.
Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Costa Rica?
No! Effective April 1, 2022, the immunization mandate along with all other Covid-19 related entry and travel restrictions for Costa Rica were suspended.
Do I need a COVID-19 Test to enter Costa Rica?
No! No COVID-19 test is required to enter the country, no matter where you are coming from, or the manner in which you have arrived.
Will I have to Quarantine when I arrive to Costa Rica?
Also No! There is absolutely no quarantine required in Costa Rica.
Will I have to follow any Sanitary Protocols while in Costa Rica?
All COVID-19 requirements and restrictions have now been removed. The requirement to wear masks indoor was the last to be eliminated at the end of April 2022. So at the time of writing this post, there are no government mandated sanitary protocols in place in Costa Rica.
However, everyone is encouraged to stay vigilant while carrying out their daily activities. Among other things this means avoiding big gatherings when you are sick, and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.
For most people, it’s not necessary to obtain a visa before entering Costa Rica as a tourist. However, it’s a good idea to verify before arriving, just to be safe, since international agreements between countries change all the time. When you arrive in costa Rica, you are automatically given a 90 tourist visa.
Remember that you must present a proof of exit dated within 90 days of your entry date to be allowed in Costa Rica; this means a return flight ticket or a bus ticket out of the country.
The health pass is no longer required to enter Costa Rica, so don’t worry about it!
Guess what? Health insurance for COVID-19 is no longer required either, so forget about it!
So there you have it, visiting Costa Rica is as easy as that! The country is open for business and everyone is looking forward to serve you and help you make your vacation in Costa Rica your best vacation ever!