Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
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Since 1 November, citizens and residents of all countries are permitted to enter Costa Rica by air, provided they meet the usual visa requirements for entry.
Flights may be limited. Contact your airline for the latest information on the availability.
The insurance certificate must be uploaded or entered into the Health Pass. Find out more about travel insurance requirements for entering Costa Rica.
Starting 1 August, Costa Rica will allow entry without travel insurance to minors under 18 years of age and tourists fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. In the case of visitors from the United States, the “COVID-19 vaccination record card” will be accepted.
As of 1 August, unvaccinated adult visitors traveling to Costa Rica will continue to need to provide proof of a medical insurance policy to cover any COVID-19 related medical treatment or quarantine lodging while in Costa Rica.
Costa Rican Immigration officials have sole authority to determine the length of stay for tourists entering Costa Rica. Immigration officials are currently limiting the duration of stay to correspond with coverage dates provided by the COVID-19 medical insurance. Tourist seeking to extend their stay beyond the date indicated by immigration officials must contact the Directorate General for Migration. Tourists are not able to extend their stay in Costa Rica beyond 90 days.
There are restrictions within Costa Rica. National Parks will be open from 5am to 6pm but may only operate at 50% capacity. Beaches will be open from 5am to 6pm. Until August 8, a daytime vehicle restriction based on license plate numbers will be enforced nationwide between the hours of 5am and 9pm. Stay up to date on the phases of reopening, and follow the advice of local authorities.
Is it safe to travel to Costa Rica? Find out how to keep yourself safe and which places to avoid.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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