Costa Rica Fully Re-Opens Borders to Every Country in the World!

This year has been one of change, challenge and adaptation.

You’ve spent the last many months grateful for continued health and concerned for everyone’s safety, while simultaneously missing everything you once took for granted: coffee with friends, dining out and, of course, travel!

That’s why we are so happy to announce that Costa Rica has developed safe travel regulations and, as of November 1, will be fully and completely open to travel.

As of November 1, 2020, you may enter Costa Rica from any country in the world, as long as you meet visa requirements, when applicable.

Current Requirements to Enter Costa Rica

Current requirements to enter Costa Rica are simple and designed to keep you safe while traveling. You’ll need:

  • A Negative PCR-RT COVID-19 Test: Test negative for COVID-19 via PCR test – note: a quick antigen or antibody test will not be accepted – for a sample taken within 72 hours of travel to Costa Rica.
  • No COVID Test Required: In late October, the requirement for a negative PCR-RT test was eliminated for tourists. As of November 1, no COVID test is required.
  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance: An international or Costa Rican travel insurance policy that covers COVID-19 medical expenses ($50,000 minimum) and accommodations ($2,000 minimum), in the case of quarantine. You may purchase a policy locally through the National Insurance Institute or Sagicor.
  • A Completed Health Pass: Fill out the official Health Pass before your trip, for a streamlined arrival process.

For full and current requirements, please check info from the Costa Rican Tourism Board or get in touch.

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