We’re Open! Traveling to Costa Rica Post-Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Costa Rica’s borders are open and Finca Rosa Blanca is now accepting reservations!

We were so excited to write that. So thrilled to welcome our guests again. So ready to help you live new experiences and explore Costa Rica!

With re-opening and de-stressing and traveling in mind, we thought we’d cover the need-to-know basics: Who can travel to Costa Rica and what are the requirements, and what kind of welcome-back deals are we offering at Finca Rosa Blanca?

Countries that Can Visit Costa Rica

Currently, Costa Rica allows tourism only from residents of certain countries and U.S. states. They are the following:

  • Authorized Countries, As of September 1: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, People's Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Principality of Liechtenstein, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vatican City, the United States (on a state-by-state basis), and Uruguay
  • Authorized U.S. States, as of September 1: Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia
  • Authorized U.S. States, as of September 15: Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wyoming
  • Authorized U.S. States, as of October 1: California

In the case of U.S. residents, you will be required to show your state driver’s license to prove your state residency.

Requirements: Flight Layovers

As of publication, flights may now include layovers in non-authorized countries or states – example: your flight departs Switzerland and stops in Florida – but layovers in non-authorized locations are restricted to a maximum 18 hours. You may not leave the airport during this type of layover.

If you arrive via a non-authorized location layover, have your boarding passes ready. You will be required to show that your flight originated in an authorized country/state and that your layover was under 18 hours.

To verify current requirements, please check info from the Costa Rican Tourism Board.

Requirements: Private Flights and Private Yachts

Private flights and private yachts are subject to different (and, generally fewer) requirements than commercial flights.

As of September 1, private flights may arrive from authorized countries and states; the Ministry of Health and the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners may also grant special permissions to private flights originating in unauthorized countries and states. Please contact us with questions about entering via a private flight.

As of September 1, passengers on private yachts are also permitted entry to Costa Rica. A PCR-RT test is not required (although it is preferred, if possible). If you have sailed from an unauthorized city or port and do not have a negative PCR test, then you will receive a quarantine order for 14 days minusyour days at sea. Please contact us with questions regarding entry via private yacht.

Tourist Requirements to Enter Costa Rica

Over the last few weeks, the Costa Rican government has streamlined (to an extent) the arrival process. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 14-Day “Residency”: You must have remained in an authorized country for at least 14 days prior to travel. For example, you cannot fly from Nicaragua (an unauthorized country) to New York (an authorized country/state) and then immediately to Costa Rica; you would be required to remain in New York for a minimum 14 days before flying to Costa Rica.
  • A Negative PCR-RT COVID-19 Test: You must have tested negative for COVID-19 via PCR test – note: a quick antigen or antibody test will not be accepted– for a sample taken a maximum 72 hours prior to flight departure.
  • No COVID Symptoms: Upon arrival to Costa Rica, you should not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, loss of smell or taste, signs of respiratory infection, or diarrhea, among others.
  • Travel + Quarantine Insurance: You must have 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. The National Insurance Institute and Sagicor are the only two local providers currently authorized to sell this insurance.
  • Completed Health Pass: Fill out the official Health Pass before your trip, for a streamlined arrival process.

Our Welcome Back Packages

2020 is the kind of year that reminds us to enjoy every moment and appreciate every opportunity. So, we’ve crafted a few special packages that embrace the joy of traveling again, while squeezing every last drop out of your time with us.

Romantic Escape ($150/Night)

Need a little couple’s time, to reconnect and decompress after a tough few months? Enjoy two nights in a cozy room and nurture your relationship through quality time. This package includes:

  • A languid brunch overlooking valley panoramas
  • A romantic couples’ massage for two
  • Access to our trails, gardens, pool and Jacuzzi
  • A complimentary bag of Finca Rosa Blanca coffee
  • And more, including free WiFi, parking, and taxes
  • Applies only to Friday/Saturday stays in September and October

A Relaxing Getaway ($150/Night)

If there were ever a year that demanded a calming escape, it would be 2020. We heed the call with this two-night package dedicated to all things relaxation, which includes:

  • A leisurely brunch on the restaurant terrace
  • A $50 credit for our restaurant or spa
  • Access to our trails, gardens, pool and Jacuzzi
  • A complimentary bag of Finca Rosa Blanca coffee
  • And more, including free WiFi, parking, and taxes
  • Applies only to Friday/Saturday stays in September and October

Break Away from Routine ($199/Night)

Shed your routine (and quarantine blues) and escape to coffee country for a minimum one night – or ten. You choose! Our scenic views, chirruping birds, and farm-to-table cuisine promise the perfect break from 2020 monotony. This package includes:

  • Brunch at your leisure
  • A $50 credit for our restaurant or spa
  • Access to our trails, gardens, pool and Jacuzzi
  • A complimentary bag of Finca Rosa Blanca coffee
  • And more, including free WiFi, parking, and taxes
  • Applies only to Friday/Saturday stays in September and October

To book any package (or answer any questions), please book online or get in touch. Note that for online bookings, packages are currently available only for Friday and Saturday bookings during the months of September & October.