International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Costa Rica From Thailand is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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

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Costa Rican Tourism
Start Date
11/1/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Relevant Documents and Resources
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Costa Rican Tourism
Start Date
8/1/2020
Updated
6/8/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory travel insurance

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Description

International travelers are required to have proof of international travel insurance or travel insurance purchased in Costa Rica.

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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For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following 3 conditions:

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica;
  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with COVID-19 while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000;
  • Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.

National insurances meet all the requirements to have coverage of medical expenses for illness.

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Costa Rican Tourism
Start Date
8/1/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public places

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Costa Rican Tourism
Start Date
9/29/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Costa Rica.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
344.07
Increased by-44.53
at 6/10/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
21.40%
Increased by-5.50%
at 6/7/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
23.94%
Increased by23.94%
at 6/7/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,219,551
Increased by1,219,551
at 6/7/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.97
Increased by-0.02
at 6/9/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

A phased re-opening is in progress in Costa Rica. Guidance may vary between regions and 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/

Use of mask

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

Public transportation

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

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open in low-risk areas with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Adapted safety measures and restrictions will be in place. Closing times may vary based on regional restrictions.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
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Bars are allowed to open if they have been granted a sanitary operating permit. Adapted safety measures and restrictions will be in place. Closing times may vary based on regional restrictions.

Nightclubs

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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

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

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