Entry requirements to Costa Rica


Entry requirement for Costa Rican national and legal residents in Costa Rica


-Costa Rican nationals and foreigners with a legal residence in Costa Rica (duly identified) are not required to show a COVID-19 test nor do they need to purchase insurance in order to enter Costa Rica. They only require to complete the digital form called the Health Pass. The form will is available at https://salud.go.cr/.


Entry requirements for tourists:


-All tourists must meet the requirements indicated at https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements




Suspension of visa service: The provision of visas to enter Costa Rica are suspended until April 30th, 2021.



Travelers prohibited from entry to the United States:

To slow the spread of COVID-19 into the United States, the US government proclaimed that foreign nationals who have visited one of the following countries in the past 14 days cannot enter the United States:




-European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City).

-United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland).

-Republic of Ireland.


Entering the United States:


As of January 26th 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. Before departure to the United States, a required test, combined with the CDC recommendations to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel, will help slow the spread of COVID-19 within US communities from travel-related infections. Pre-departure testing with results known and acted upon before travel begins will help identify infected travelers before they board airplanes.

Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.


For further information please visit the CDC website:



All passengers arriving in the United States by air and after passing through immigration, they will continue to enhanced entry screening where they will be queried about their medical history, current condition, and asked for contact information to be passed on to local health authorities. In some cases, entry screening may include thermal temperature checks.


Following such screening, passengers will then be given written guidance about COVID-19 and directed to their destination. In accordance with Center for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC) guidance and States’ requirements. Passengers might be asked to immediately home-quarantine for 14 days upon reaching their final destination. For more information please verify the States entry requirements. For further information please inquiry with the US Embassy or the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html