Costa Rica: Who can travel right now to Costa Rica?

Updated: Oct 7, 2020



UPDATES from October 7th, 2020


Due to COVID-19 tourism has been stopped for many months in many countries, and Costa Rica has been also a country that has suffered a lot this pandemic in this industry. But since 1st of August, the government open the air borders to tourist flying from this countries:

  • Germany

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Canada

  • Denmark

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • Norway

  • Netherlands

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Czech Republic

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

And since August 19th of 2020 , the Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura announced that tourists from the United States will be welcome starting in September, but not from all states. Here are the following states allow:

  • New York

  • New Jersey

  • New Hampshire

  • Maine

  • Vermont

  • Connecticut

  • Maryland

  • Virginia

  • District of Columbia

As of September 15th, the list will be further expanded with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado.


As of October 1st, the list will be further expanded with California.


As of Oct. 15: Residents of Florida, Georgia and Texas


As of Nov. 1: All U.S. citizens and residents


They just also added the following countries according to their continents:

  • SOUTH AMERICA: for flights from Uruguay; for citizens and residents of Uruguay.

  • ASIA: Citizens and residents of Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China

  • THE CARIBBEAN: Citizens and residents of Jamaica