Maximum stay of 90 days and the passport has to be valid for at least 3 months

VISA REQUIREMENT: none

LENGTH OF STAY: maximum of 90 days

All adults and children require the following documents to enter Costa Rica:

 

  • A valid passport. The passport has to be valid for at least 3 months after arrival date to Costa Rica.

  • A return ticket to exit Costa Rica (either to return to your country or to go to another country). 

Exceptions: 

- Nationals from El Salvador are allowed to travel to Costa Rica with a passport or travel document valid for at least one day. 

- Nationals from Venezuela are allowed to travel to Costa Rica with an expired passport. However, the passport's expiration date cannot exceed 5 years.

 

Note: Minors who are not Costa Rican nationals nor legal residents in Costa Rica do not require a permit from the parents to enter/exit Costa Rica. However, we recommend a letter of consent duly notarized from the parent who is not accompanying the minor.