Requirements if you want to come to Costa Rica

Costa Rica opens its doors to certain states of the US starting this September. Residents of the following states will be permitted to enter as tourists: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine,Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. As of September 15, residents from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Colorado will also be allowed to enter Costa Rica. As of September 1, U.S. tourists from authorized states can arrive to Costa Rica via a flight with a layover in a non-authorized state or country. For example, a Colorado resident can fly from Denver to Houston to Costa Rica, as long as they do not exit the airport in Houston.

According to information taken from the Tico Times, the requirements are:

1. All people entering Costa Rica must complete the digital epidemiological form. This is known as the “Health Pass” or “Pase de Salud.”

2. Tourists as of October 26th NO LONGER NEED to obtain a negative PCR-RT coronavirus test. The sample for this test must have been taken at most 72 hours before the flight to Costa Rica.

3. Tourists must purchase travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19. This policy can be international or purchased from Costa Rican insurers.

4. Tourists from the United States must demonstrate, via their driver’s license or other State I.D, that they live in one of the authorized states.

The National Insurance Institute (INS) and Sagicor.
Tourists opting for a foreign policy must demonstrate proof (in English or Spanish) that their
1. Is valid throughout the planned visit to Costa Rica.
2. Covers medical expenses in cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000 (fifty
thousand United States dollars).
3. Includes a minimum coverage of $2,000 for expenses of extended lodging due to the
The Costa Rica Directorate of Migration has announced that Permanent/Temporary Residents
of Costa Rica may enter the country via air regardless of where they are coming from but must
present the following documentation:

1) Passport, 2) Valid DIMEX, 3) evidence Caja payments
are up to date for each person, and 4) a completed Health Pass (Pase de Salud). Costa Rican
Permanent/Temporary Residents and Costa Rican citizens must complete a 14-day
quarantine. However, the quarantine is waived if 1) arriving from one of a list of authorized
countries, 2) have proof of stay for the past 14 days in that country, and 3) carry a negative
COVID-19 test (PCR-RT) taken no more than 72 hours before their flight to Costa Rica. For a
summary of entry requirements for permanent and temporary residents, please visit this link.
Private flights from the US are also allowed. Currently, there are no exceptions to the insurance
requirement for homeowners entering Costa Rica on a tourist visa.
The Ministry of Tourism announced that private flights will be allowed to transport tourists from
the United States, from September 1. These passengers will be subject to the same
requirements as those who come on commercial flights.
All tourists who enter Costa Rica must respect the measures of the Ministry of Health designed
to safeguard health resources and the health of it citizens.
There will be much more news on the U.S. reopening over the coming days as the Tourism
Board’s announcement is officialized by Costa Rican decrees.
We also want to announce we will reimburse the insurance cost for those patients coming from US &
Canada as part of their treatment cost.

Our greatest concern is the well-being of our patients.
All visitors from US & Canada who visit us, we will reimburse them for the cost of the insurance they paid to come to Costa Rica.
For more information, call us now: 1-866-804-1793


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