Travel Restrictions Entering Costa Rica from Sint Maarten

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sint Maarten to Costa Rica.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

ALLOWED

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Cases Per Million
993.29
Decreased by154.97
at 1/25/2022
Vaccinated
78.39%
Increased by78.39%
at 1/25/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Costa Rica. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Start Date
11/1/2020
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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Costa Rica.

Travelers in transit are required to:

  • Transit on the same day;
  • Stay in the international airport area;
  • Have a ticket for onward travel.
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Start Date
3/31/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

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Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result when traveling to Costa Rica.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Travelers are required to fill out an Epidemiological Health Pass Form a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Costa Rica. An individual form must be completed for every person, including minors.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof that they have been fully vaccinated with any of the following vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Covaxin. Travelers must have completed the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before their departure to Costa Rica.

Travelers that have received a combination of 2 different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers aged 18 years and younger.
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Possible

Travel insurance may be required for vaccinated residents

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Permanent or temporary residents of Costa Rica must demonstrate their Costa Rican social security insurance is up to date.

Please see the source for more details.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 18;
  • Costa Rican citizens.
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Costa Rica.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

Travelers are required to present proof of vaccination before checking in to most hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, shops, museums, art and dance academies, gymnasiums, resorts, and adventure tourism that operate at full capacity. The health pass should be presented as valid proof of vaccination via QR code or printed vaccination certificate from the country of origin. Vaccines accepted are Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Covaxin.

Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will not require proof of vaccination.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Travelers who have a medical condition, duly accredited, that make it impossible to apply any vaccine approved by the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica.
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers must wear masks in public spaces, indoors, and public transportation.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Costa Rica.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
993.29
Decreased by154.97
at 1/25/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
32.10%
Decreased by5.70%
at 1/18/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
78.39%
Increased by78.39%
at 1/25/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,028,723
Increased by4,028,723
at 1/25/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.50
Increased by-0.02
at 1/23/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

A phased re-opening is in progress in Costa Rica and guidance may vary between regions. Proof of vaccination may be required to access some facilities and establishments. Further restrictions remain in place for high-risk areas. A full breakdown of the current reopening phases across Costa Rica can be found, only in Spanish, at https://covid19.go.cr/
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed spaces, public transport, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating with capacity limited to available seating. Vehicular restrictions are in place based on the last number of the license plate.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open in low-risk areas with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing with adapted safety measures in place. Some restaurants may require proof of vaccination for entry. Closing times may vary based on regional restrictions.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are allowed to open if they have been granted a sanitary operating permit with adapted safety measures in place. Some bars may require proof of vaccination for entry. Closing times may vary based on regional restrictions.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Some shops may require proof of vaccination for entry. Closing times may vary based on regional restrictions.

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