Travel to Costa Rica while Corona

updated on May 15, 2021

Due to the current worldwide crisis due to the corona virus, the entry requirements to Costa Rica have also been adjusted. From November 1st Tourists are welcome again to Costa Rica. But you have to comply some steps. 

Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at https://salud.go.cr.
The RT-PCR diagnostic test is not anymore a requisite to travel to Costa Rica. They are discussing to make a negative Test obligatory for peple coming from the USA. Important to be up to date. 

Traveler’s Medical Insurance - international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS - Instituto Nacional de Seguros) https://www.grupoins.com/seguroparaviajeros, or Sagicor https://www.sagicor.cr/seguro_para_turistas/­.
For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions:

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.
  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars).iglesia irazu
  • Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.

Passengers who fail to comply with these requirements may not enter the country. We are helpful to buy this insurance- much cheaper than it is offered in your country. please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upon landing in Costa Rican territory, travelers must wear face protection and comply with the strict protocols of the air terminal with regard to physical distancing, disinfection of carpets, and taking temperature readings, and must follow any other sanitary instructions.

Tourists from authorized states may enter the country even if their route includes a stop at a destination that is not authorized, as long as they do not leave the transit airport.

To view a video with important U.S. entry information, click here:
When arriving at the airport, each visitor must wear a face mask and adhere to the airport hygiene protocol. This requires a minimum distance of 2 m to be maintained, the temperature to be measured and further health instructions to be followed.
In addition, you have to meet all the normal entry requirements: a passport with at least 6 months validity, a return ticket and a reservation for at least the first night in the country. Anyone entering from a non-EU country should find out in good time whether a visa is required.

To enter the country, you have to fill out this form: https://salud.go.cr