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Costa Rica Entry and Transit Requirements

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. is not liable for any changes in visa or passport requirements that are not reflected on this site.