International Travel to Costa Rica in 2020
*Updated regularly, and last updated Sep 25, 2010.
After closing its borders in March, Costa Rica welcomes international travelers as of Aug 1, 2020. However, the Costa Rican government limits access to those countries that show containment of the coronavirus.
As a result, international travelers from 44 countries may currently enter Costa Rica.* Permitted countries include the European Union, the Schengen Zone, the United Kingdom; Canada; Uruguay; Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, China; and New Zealand.
In addition, limited US states are now approved for arrival:
- Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennyslvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
- Starting Oct 1:
- California, Ohio
- US travelers must present their state ID or driver’s license to prove their residency.
The current requirements include several components.
- Firstly, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within the past 72 hours, prior to arrival in Costa Rica.
- Secondly, the government requires travel insurance to covers accommodation and expenses generated by the COVID-19 disease.
- Thirdly, you must have remained for at least 14 days in one of the countries to which Costa Rica has opened its air borders.
- Lastly, fill out an official online Health Pass form
*Costa Rica currently allows the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cypriot Republic, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, , Mexico, The Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Principality of Liechtenstein, Principality of Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Uruguay, Vatican State.