Travel Restrictions Entering Costa Rica from Canada for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Costa Rica from Canada for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
391.68
Decreased by272.42
at 5/10/2022
Vaccinated
86.08%
Increased by86.08%
at 5/10/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Canada to Costa Rica.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Costa Rica.

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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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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

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

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Description

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

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Not Required

No proof of vaccination required for Costa Rica

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Travel Purpose
TransitTourismBusiness
Description

Travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter Costa Rica.

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Mandatory

Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

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Description

All travelers departing from Canada via air, rail, or cruise ships need to be fully vaccinated. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222);
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C);
  • Medicago Covifenz;
  • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax);
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273);
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2);
  • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV);
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc).

The accepted 1 dose vaccine is:

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival.

Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

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For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.

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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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While There

Not Required

Masks are not required in public

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Travelers are not required to wear masks in public spaces.

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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
391.68
Decreased by272.42
at 5/10/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
11.60%
Decreased by3.20%
at 5/7/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
86.08%
Increased by86.08%
at 5/10/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,423,865
Increased by4,423,865
at 5/10/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.24
Increased by0.00
at 5/7/2022

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Costa Rica can be found at https://www.visitcostaric...
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Use of mask

Recommended
Face masks are recommended but should not replace other safety measures such as social distancing.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Open
Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Open
Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Open
Nightclubs are open as usual.

Shops

Open
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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