International Travel Requirements for Costa Rica in 2021
*Updated regularly, and last updated Mar 8, 2021
After closing its borders in March, Costa Rica welcomed specific international travelers as of Aug 1, 2020, and has continued to expand the list. As of Nov 1, the borders are open to residents of all countries. Please check for normal visa requirements for your country.
The current requirements include several components.
- Medical Insurance Policy
- You may purchase through your own insurance company. Policy must include coverage for USD $50k in medical expenses to cover any COVID-19 related medical treatment while in Costa Rica, and minimum coverage of USD $2k for extended lodging expenses tdue to COVID-19 related illness. You can purchase from your insurer and request a certification issued in English or Spanish with the details. Please send an email to email@example.com for questions about insurance coverage or to verify your current insurance policy will be accepted in Costa Rica.
- Alternatively, you may purchase through these Costa Rican companies:
- Complete the official online Health Pass form
NOTE: Costa Rica no longer requires proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test