Costa Rica has been open to the world since November 1st, 2020. Traveling has certainly changed because of the pandemic and it is very important to make sure you know all the requirements before going.
Entry Requirements, Protocols & What To Expect:
You do not need to get tested to enter Costa Rica 😞 Neither Costa Ricans nor foreigners will be issued 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.
You should always get tested before and after traveling ✨ I got tested before I went 🙌🏽
Entry requirements for the country:
1.) Complete the digital form called HEALTH PASS! Available at www.salud.go.cr
– This pass will be available 48 hours before boarding. An individual form must be completed for every person, including minors. Once completed a QR code then will be generated, which you can show on your mobile phone when you arrive. I suggest you print it out! It looks like this:
2.) Purchase health insurance or You can provide your own.
– It is mandatory that tourists purchase travel insurance, covering their accommodations in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 illness. An explanation of one’s travel insurance coverage, addressing Costa Rica’s requirements, must be uploaded or entered into the HEALTH PASS in order to be reviewed and approved by the Costa Rican authorities. If more information on international insurance is needed, the Costa Rican authorities will contact the passenger at the email address indicated in the HEALTH PASS.
If you have doubts or queries about the requirements or conditions of the insurance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to the insurance you can purchase in case you can’t provide your own. You need to purchase insurance for the exact number of days you plan to be in Costa Rica.
If these requirements are not met, the passenger will not be able to enter the country! For more details click here. When you arrive to the airport make sure you have all your documents out.
A reminder that you need a negative COVID-19 test to re-enter the United States 🇺🇸 Have fun and STAY SAFE!