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Costa Rica: Open to everyone in November!

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

Hey, we will open to everyone soon!

Since November 1st, 2020 Costa Rica will be open to all countries there will be only the requirements to comply to enter the country.

It has taken a while, but now is the time to open and help many of the small businesses that depends on tourism. We all need that, our economy depends big time on tourism.

Requirements to enter Costa Rica:

  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at

  • RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result; the sample must have been taken within 72 hours of travel to Costa Rica.

  • Passengers coming from the U.S. must show through their driver’s license or state identification (State ID) that they live in one of the authorized states. This requirement excludes children travelling with their family. This requirement will be necessary until Nov. 1.

  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance - international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS - Instituto Nacional de Seguros), or Sagicor https://www.tiendasagicor/en. Or you can contact Amanda Urcuyo from CR Travelling Tours by Amanda and they can contact you with their trusted insurance broker.

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: 1. Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica 2. 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) 3. 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.

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:

*Amanda Urcuyo is a travel designer for Costa Rica and you can contact her for information on tours, hotels, insurance or rent a car or shuttles:

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