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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in line with the WHO guidelines, VisaHQ will be taking the necessary steps to protect our employees as well as the well-being of our customers. If you wish to drop off or collect documents at our office, you will be able to do so by coordinating with our team by messaging us or dialing our local support lines. You can also contact us for the most up to date entry restrictions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and we thank you for your cooperation on behalf of VisaHQ and its employees.
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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.

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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