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Costa Rica Entry and Transit Requirements

Costa Rica's boarders have now reopened to Canada and most European countries. Please see the complete list of countries allowed.

Travel restrictions remain in place for most U.S. travelers except for residents of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wyoming carrying their state-issued identification card or driver's license as proof of residence.

In response to Coronavirus outbreak, Costa Rica has set additional entry requirements to all travelers' age 12 and older. These are the extra requirement requirements:

  • Proof of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR-RT) test result, for all travelers above 12 years of age, issued in English or Spanish, and taken 72 hours before the direct flight departure time. For example, if your direct flight from U.S. to Costa Rica departs on December 5 at 10 a.m., then you should take your test after December 2nd at 10 a.m.
  • Proof of travel medical insurance issued and purchased from either an insurance company that has coverage in Costa Rica or an insurance company incorporated in Costa Rica and registered at the Costa Rican government State Insurance Office ("Superintendencia General de Seguros" also known by its acronym SUGESE)). The insurance must cover the disease COVID-19 with at least $50,000USD in medical expenses and $2,000 in lodging coverage in case of unexpected quarantine.  You can get a quote and buy the insurance here:  https://cotiza.ins-cr.com/frmDatosIncluir.aspx?P=431
  • Submit an online health questionnaire called "Health Pass" conducted by the Costa Rican Social Medicine Administration (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)). You must fill out the form contain in this location https://salud.go.cr. It will request you to provide your personal, flight information including your home address and health background. It will also ask you to input your insurance certificate number.  Once you have submitted the form the system will generate a QR code for you to download and keep in your cell phone or print to show to your airline or airport authorities.

American citizens do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica

Required travel documents for adults and minors:

Travel Document Required
Passport Yes
Pre-paid airline or bus ticket to exit Costa Rica Yes
Visa No
How long can you stay per visit?  --- 3 months (90 calendar days)

Sufficient Financial Means

  • $100.00US dollars per every 30 calendar days you plan to stay in Costa Rica

1 Day Passport Validity Rule

  • Your passport must be valid at least 1 calendar day beyond the date that you enter Costa Rica.
  • Passports must contain a blank visa stamp page.
  • Children under 18 may travel with a joint passport with their parents, legal guardians or travel companion.

Disclaimer: We update our website after the Department of Immigration publishes new information; however, visa and passport requirements frequently change. Costarica.com is not liable for any changes in visa or passport requirements that are not reflected on this site.