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Costa Rica Travel Restrictions

86.08% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 85.89% last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Costa Rica.

Costa Rica entry details and exceptions

Travelers who are going to Costa Rica are not required to provide a negative PCR test result, certificate of vaccination, or undergo a quarantine. However, they are required to present a return flight ticket upon arrival in the country.

More details regarding entry to Costa Rica can be found here.


Outgoing travel to Costa RicaTraveling 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.


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 within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Costa Rica are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Costa Rica

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

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