Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Flagstaff to Costa Rica
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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Expired residence permits (DIMEX) with category “permanente" are extended until 11 January 2021, with categories “temporales" and “especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021 and with category “estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.
For information on visas, refer to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.
There are currently 24,766 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CR and 3,018 deaths as of Apr 13 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "With Covid they could hand out a bag containing water and a snack."
Pros: "Friendly, helpful and efficient."
Cons: "Almost had 3 people in a row...of people not in Same household. Luckily flight wasn't full so people moved around and made my row less crowded"
Pros: "the seats are ok, but service was awful"
Cons: "the fight attendants attitude"
Pros: "Good movie selection on the touch screens"
Cons: "The new self scan at boarding took awhile for each time to read the phone or paper boarding pass. The crew, specifically the lady with big hair, was not in a good mood. Super narrow seats!"
Pros: "On time!!!"
Pros: "Great comfortable seats"
Cons: "Too much turbulence"
Pros: "Before boarding, which was late, the crew called me to the podium twice to ask me to give up my aisle seat which I had pre-booked, each time losing me my seat in the crowded waiting area. The flight arrived in SFO two hours late."
Cons: "The flight could have been on time and the boarding crew could have been considerate."
Cons: "If you fly first class your seat should recline. Ridiculous and the reason I go out of my way to make sure I NEVER fly American. Couldn’t avoid it this time and as always American managed to disappoint."
Pros: "The crew was better than my first leg of my trip. They had manners and were attentive."
Cons: "The food and drink selection"
Cons: "Missed flight due to not being able to access terminal because of stopped Skylink. Arrived at terminal while plane was still boarding but was told I could not board cause it was the final two minutes. Horrible customer service. Asked them to please contact the gate and let them know I was enroute on foot. They refused."
Cons: "I was asked to move from the front of the plane to the second to last row without a thank you or any kind of appreciation..."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, we were well-fed and service was great!"
Cons: "Captions for the hearing impaired, but not possible unless there are individual TV's. I understand that this was an older plane--a "classic." Hoping that entertainment will become more accessible in newer planes"
Cons: "Bigger seats"
Pros: "Ground and flight staff terrible."
Cons: "Will not fly AA again."
Cons: "Delayed three hours with no communication or compensation. Poor customer service"
Cons: "The media was not working. The eating table was broken . I made a complaint to the flight attendant snd she just said “ we apologize “. Terrible and old flight. Travel from Rome to Charlotte which is too long to have that type of issues"
Cons: "No concerns What I expected for a quick flight"
Pros: "Good flight good crew"
Cons: "Hated the connection from terminal 5 to terminal 3 we should not have to go through the departure lounge this added 10 mins or more into a very tight connection."
Cons: "The flight from Boston was extremely delayed,but miraculasly, the boarding to conecting FinnAir flight 6, took extra 10 minutes, which gave me a chance not to catch it. Though, me and the AA rep., had to cross-run about a mile up and down the escalators at terminal 8 , my baggage was left behind and did not make a transfer to FinnAir 6. At final destination I was asked to file a lost baggage claim. If not the initial flight from Logan, everything should go smoother."
Pros: "Loved the food that was served for my flight and the complementary beer."
Cons: "Well, the seats could have reclined more but this is the price you pay for air travel :)"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was very helpful"
Cons: "the staff were not knowledgeable on visa requirements at checkin in Reno. As a result my checkin took long at the counter. Small CRJ700 plane was cramped though fast."
Pros: "Macy in the first class cabin was friendly, attentive and very efficient."
Cons: "inadequate ventilation"
Cons: "Bit of delay."
Cons: "The original booked flight was about 12 hours before the rebooked flight. We got up at about 2:00 am to leave for the airport at 3:30 am for a 6:30 am flight. We were all packed and booked our ride and shuttinlpg down the computer at the last minute when we noticed an mail after midnight telling us the flight was cancelled. We called and were told there was nothing they could do, due to connections and this was entirely their fault. Approximately 12 hours later we took a “red eye” thus arriving a day late for our hotel and car reservations. We were charged baggage fees and not sure if our priority boarding will be refunded."
Pros: "Flight was pleasant and all the crew members were courteous."
Cons: "It doesn't have anything to do with AA, but TSA processing at Orlando International is very slow."
Pros: "The gate was close to security, quick embarkation, departure on time, kind and professional service, decent size aircraft and overhead bins."
Cons: "Kind of dated, wifi didn’t work."
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour, which would have made us miss our connecting flight back to our home destination. We switched flights in order to make it home at a decent hour and not spend our entire day and night in an airport. We arrived home and they did not transfer two of our three checked bags to our flight, thus making it highly inconvenient upon our arrival home with no luggage."
Pros: "Nice plane, lost of overhead space Friendly staff"
Cons: "Was a few minutes late"
Cons: "Seat back in front of us broke. So my partner and I had to move to other seats during landing."
Pros: "Polite. Clean. Nice business class."
Cons: "Would like more Western food."
Pros: "Quietness of the flight and easy boarding entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food a bit heavy and large and crew only ok"
Cons: "The landing was pretty rough. One of the roughest I’ve ever experienced. I thought we were skidding for a minute. The pilot pulled the brakes super hard"
Pros: "The service was fast and friendly. The crew was so helpful"
Cons: "Ran out of the kind of food I wanted"
Pros: "Very upset this was an American Airlines Plane and not Quantas. There was very little room so it was an extremely uncomfortable 13+ hour redeye flight."
Cons: "Bait and switch tactics, size of seats."
Cons: "Potable water was down so no coffee, tea, or more important... water to wash hands. Then they didn’t have my second choice of beverages after coffee either."
Pros: "Landed on time. AA is mostly on or before schedule. Definitely like that part. Smooth flying as well."
Cons: "No interactions with the crew this time. Boarding is okay."
Pros: "Smooth direct flight to BCN, good captain & flight crew. Comfortable seats complete with usb charger port; excellent entertainment choices on personal screen. Tasty dinner & snacks."
Pros: "In flight movies were varied, with both new and international films to watch. Flight attendants were nice. Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Spent a while sitting on the plane waiting to take off because of some kind of delay, but that meant I could spend more time watching the in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "The plane was very old."
Pros: "Crew was very polite."
Cons: "For international flight that plane was way to tight. It was like being stuffed in a can for 11 hours. I will try to not fly international with American again."
Pros: "Everything was great. I didn't have any food or drink. I slept the whole way to Dallas"
Cons: "Flight late, typical for American. Usual American Airlines rude staff."
Cons: "Can not check in online!"
Pros: "Service, flight experience, entertainment"
Cons: "Checkin Personal It was delayed 4 hours"
Pros: "The Spanish staff were nice."
Cons: "Air plain was old."
Pros: "finally made it to our destination"
Cons: "our flight was delayed 3 hours, they finally changed planes, and the one we took for a trans-Atlantic flight was cramped, poor service on the plane, all-in-all an uncomfortable flight - I've had much better on other carriers, and won't be likely to use American Airlines again :("
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and caused me to miss another connecting flight to get to my destination, and now need to purchase new tickets."
Pros: "everyone was great."
Cons: "very full flight but that's expected."
Pros: "Crew was kind and thorough but gate agent was rude to me and others. Very snippy and acted as if I was bothering her when I asked a question."
Cons: "My seat was broken. Bottom was completely collapsed. 12B So hot and stuffy as well."
Pros: "Beautiful views of the mountains."
Cons: "Was delayed for hours and missed my shuttle to Bellingham. Nearly ruined my trip."
Cons: "Wish we could have gotten seats next to each other"
Pros: "The entertainment was good"
Cons: "Not switching our flights three times and not accommodating us like we had originally planned for."
Pros: "Crew did the best they could."
Cons: "Flight was repeatedly delayed and until it became impossible to make my connection. Everything is rebooked and I haven’t left yet."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "This flight had no snacks or drinks and was also delayed what else is there to say."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "I just wanted to seat with my husband but it was not possible."
Pros: "The on-time arrival"
Cons: "Having to check our bags due to lack of overhead space which was announced before anyone boarded the aircraft. Had they provided our bags to us when we exited the plane, or told us in advance that there would be no space and they would be offering free bag check, that would have mitigated the situation. Instead they wait till the last minute costing us valuable time. In the future, they should pay us the 25 dollar bag fee when they arbitrarily make this decision."
Pros: "Captain told the truth."
Cons: "UA should have had a backup plan rather than waiting."
Pros: "Every expectation met or exceeded."
Cons: "As stated above, we never made it to Liberia (where we had family waiting for us). We had to fly first to Panama and then to San Jose and figure out a new rental car situation, as we already had one booked in Liberia."
Cons: "After being so delayed on our first flight from San Francisco, I was nervous about getting to our connecting flight in Houston. We were assured by the flight attendant that when a flight is delayed and has connections, they communicate that to the gates and we would be fine. It was the OPPOSITE of fine. We landed with 10 minutes until the flight to Costa Rica left and they let all of us who were connecting deplane first, only to run full speed to a gate who’s plane left 10 minutes EARLY and decided that it was not going to wait for the 12+ passenagers who had no control of the delayed flight. My fiancé and I were flying to our WEDDING. So now I’m sitting here in Houston for a full 24 hours waiting for the next flight to take me to my wedding. The only “accommodation” united airlines gave us was a hotel. No compensation for the night we paid for at our resort in Costa Rica that we are missing, no upgrades to a better class on our new flight and no reassurance on how terrible they feel for this giant and heartbreaking inconvenience. I am furious."
Pros: "It was great... all staff where very courteous and helpful. A very comfortable ride. A 10 in my books!!! Love you guys!! Barb Langman from Lafleche Saskatchewan Canada"
Cons: "I didn't like getting bumped and having a 15 hour layover and having to find accommodation in Houston.. that was awful."
Pros: "Every thing about it except for snacks Wish there was a meal from sfo to ohare"
Cons: "The piolets ability"
Cons: "Ended up with food poisoning on this flight, starting about an hour after eating dinner. Have never been so sick before, but the fact that I was on an 8.5 hour flight with nowhere to go except the miniature bathrooms. No airplane food ever again for me."
Pros: "Relaxed flight- no issues with boarding. Very close gate transfer"
Cons: "Every thing I will never fly with United"
Pros: "Very professional staff at Montrose Regional. Special assistance was given by the ticket agent at the gate to help get a disabled co-travelor on board. Super smooth takeoff, best ever from Montrose."
Cons: "Everything went as expected. No issues."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Boarding group approach caused confusion due to lack of line indicators (too short); in-flight WiFi kept dropping every 60 seconds, making movie watching impossible"
Cons: "The crew, on the flight, were very short and rude. Acted like it was a inconvenience to them to even be there. I was very disappointed. I am a ex airline employee, and it hurts my heart when I see staff treat people with disinterest. So, over all I was very disappointed."
Pros: "The movies were good - glad it was free and nice selection"
Cons: "US Pre-clearance in Dublin was ridiculous. I don't know what else to say about it. They were even holding us going down the escalator to the actual screening part. It was just one crazy queue to another. Will definitely make me think about ever going through Dublin again."
Pros: "Courteous crew and staff, no problems"
Cons: "Warm while on the ground. Otherwise comfortable"
Pros: "I enjoyed the flight attendant being so understanding about having to check bags and even gave us free drinks!"
Cons: "Didn't like the seats being so close I could feel a baby kicking the back of my seat."
Pros: "Good experience with United. I don't usually fly with this airline wi I was kinda hesitant, but it was ok."
Cons: "I don't like that there is no free in flight entertainment."
Pros: "The flight attendant let me put my guitar on the plane."
Cons: "The flight was an hour delayed."
Cons: "Missed my connecting flight from Newark to Ft. Lauderdale due to a 30 minute weather delay, and then an hour long delay imposed by Newark Airport due to air traffic volume. I had to sleep (barely due to all of the nighttime maintenance going on) on the damn floor by my standby gate because I couldn't afford a hotel and United refused to pay for one."
Pros: "The blanket was nice. The crew was very friendly."
Pros: "Everything went fine no problems and it was XMAS eve"
Pros: "Crow was great , was very nice flight actually !"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were good"
Cons: "No comfort at all. Plane was jam packed and I had no leg room, arm rests would not come up, no free wifi or free entertainment."
Cons: "Bad cancellation policy. I would've been charged over $200 to cancel a single leg of my journey (no other changes or add'l flight). Would not do business with United again."
Cons: "Unfriendly staff"
Pros: "The flight left on time and we got to our destination early."
Cons: "The flight crew. They stood in the back area of the plane and chatted extensively instead of collecting trash, etc."
Cons: "I required a wheelchair from gate to gate, on each gate I had to ask for it a few times, regardless that it said so in the computer. On one departure i bearly made as we ran really late. United reps seems kind of moody. Waiting for so eone to pick me up last minute made for a really stressful trip."
Pros: "Do delays everything when smoothly"
Cons: "Took a little long for baggage to be released"
Pros: "This was the first time I flew United, wow, I was so pleasantly surprised. I am very tall and need leg room. The way United had their seats designed have plenty of leg room for me, even in economy class. I will look for United flights from now on."
Cons: "Will never fly United again if I can help it. Friday afternoon out of CLT was cancelled and rescheduled for Sat afternoon, we had a Friday night wedding and had to get to Chicago. Agents were completely unhelpful over the phone, went to the airport agents at ticketing counter were also unhelpful and threw up their hands like there was nothing they could do to help us. Finally had to switch to Delta and got to Chicago at 1AM EST, missed the wedding."
Pros: "The in service beverages were given twice during the flight and the crew was friendly."
Cons: "As we were boarding, the agents were rude. Not as rude and nasty as Silva airways agents who threatened me."
Cons: "I paid for the internet access and it says all flight, but that's not true, it doesn't cover the whole flight."
Pros: "The price for the flights was great."
Cons: "The airplane was cramped, legroom nonexistent (and I'm small and skinny). The plane was delayed and hot. The ride was bumpy. The crew was slow. I thought United was a premier carrier. I've had better experiences with Frontier and Spirit recently."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Sat on plane over an hour before take off, no explaination provided."
Pros: "Not much to go wrong so not much to complain about. On time, smooth, pleasant, ideal!"
Pros: "Everything was very nice. The flight was on time. It was perfectly adequate and what I needed."
Cons: "This is a general complaint and one that is not at United only, but I am six foot tall. Not really all that tall. I cannot sot comfortably in the seats. And if the person in front of me reclines it can be miserable. I never complain, but this is a big issue for me."
Pros: "Arriving 6 hours late"
Cons: "Talking to filth in the Dulles International Airport"
Pros: "I liked Salt like city, Provi, Sundance, Park city"
Cons: "but the united service is terrible, they cancelled my first flight an nobody offer a solution, i only can get ther because I called to the United call center on time... They move me to Delta, so much better"
Pros: "Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Not enough leg room and I'm not even a tall person"
Cons: "Service. Flight attendant negative attitude and disrespect for customers."
Cons: "I wish we would have known ahead of time that we needed our own personal devises to watch a movie. We would have been better prepared. We didn't" have long to download the Intied app and for some it just wouldn't load so they could watch a movie. I also wish there was a better selection of movie to watch."
Airlines flying from Flagstaff to Costa Rica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Flagstaff to Costa Rica
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Flagstaff to Costa Rica
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Flagstaff to Costa Rica
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Flagstaff to Costa Rica
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