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A visa is not required for this destination.

U.S. citizen tourists wishing to enter Costa Rica are not required to present the results of a negative PCR test for CV-19.

However, all U.S. citizen tourist must complete an epidemiological Health Pass and provide proof of health insurance to cover any medical treatment and quarantine lodging related to COVID-19 illnesses while in Costa Rica.

If you will be traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or sub-Saharan Africa, you will need the Yellow Fever Vaccine. The countries considered at risk are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana and Venezuela.

Visitors must have a returning ticket to exit Costa Rica (must show entry and exit of the country). The passport must also be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Exit Tax. Please note that there is a $29 USD departure tax payable at the aiport with USD/Costa Rican cash or VISA, Mastercard or American Express. This tax must be paid before you check in for your flight.

U.S. citizen tourists wishing to enter Costa Rica are not required to present the results of a negative PCR test for CV-19.

However, all U.S. citizen tourist must complete an epidemiological Health Pass and provide proof of health insurance to cover any medical treatment and quarantine lodging related to COVID-19 illnesses while in Costa Rica.

If you will be traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or sub-Saharan Africa, you will need the Yellow Fever Vaccine. The countries considered at risk are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana and Venezuela.

Visitors must have a returning ticket to exit Costa Rica (must show entry and exit of the country). The passport must also be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Exit Tax. Please note that there is a $29 USD departure tax payable at the aiport with USD/Costa Rican cash or VISA, Mastercard or American Express. This tax must be paid before you check in for your flight.

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    Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Costa Rica?
    • First, check the current validity of your passport.

    • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

    • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

      Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Costa Rica. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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      Costa Rica COVID-19 travel restrictions

      • Entry is open
        Costa Rica re-opened for air and land travel, while gradually lifting some restrictions domestically.

        All travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and inoculated with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson can enter the country without a travel policy. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival in Costa Rica.
        Prior to arrival requirements
        Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
        Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
        Health form must be completed within the 48 hours prior to departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at their site.
        Upon arrival restrictions
        😷Masks are required in public transport and public places.
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