Costa Rica

11 active COVID-19 cases out of 1,000 people
8.85% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 6.95% last week
Most visitors from the United States can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

Border status

Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19.

The insurance policy may be obtained from any international insurance company that meets the following requirements:

    Valid for the entire stay in Costa Rica (coverage dates).
    50,000 USD for medical expenses, including those from COVID-19.
    2,000 USD for lodging expenses in the event of COVID-19 quarantine.
Find all details here.

Outgoing travelTraveling from the United States to Costa Rica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Costa Rica.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Costa Rica.
Epidemiological Health Pass Form

This pass will be available 48 hours before boarding.

Health Insurance


Return travelReturning to the United States from Costa Rica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Costa Rica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Travelers with proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding. Proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

More info at the CDC site

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Costa Rica will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the United States.

Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

Local summary

Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions