2 Oct 2020
As announced today, October 2nd, the travel ban will be lifted on November 1st for all United States. As for the states of Texas and Florida borders will be open from Oct 15th. After almost 8 challenging months, your ideal post-pandemic destination is finally welcoming you back! If you are thinking of visiting us in the near future, here are all the requirements being asked to enter the country:
- Purchase a Traveler's Medical Insurance: For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification, in English or Spanish, from the insurance company verifying at least the following conditions: effectiveness of the policy during your visit to Costa Rica, guaranteed coverage of medical expenses for at least $50,000 in the event of becoming ill with COVID-19 while in Costa Rica, and minimum coverage of $2,000 for lodging expenses. Insurance can be purchased internationally or in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute INS or Sagicor.
- RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result must have been taken within 72 hours of travel.
- Fill out the HEALTH PASS form, available at https://salud.go.cr. Please make sure to fill out this form carefully and thoroughly without leaving blank spaces. Contact our Customer Service Representatives if information from us is required.
- There is no curfew, but The Government of Costa Rica has implemented daily nationwide driving restrictions based upon license plate numbers.
- There are no restrictions for intercity or interstate travel; however, nationwide driving restrictions based on license plate numbers are in effect.
- U.S. citizen tourists arriving from permitted destinations who meet the three entry requirements – a negative test for COVID-19 taken within the past 72 hours, completion of the digital epidemiological form, and proof of health insurance – will not be required to quarantine.
- If any tourist is diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip to Costa Rica, they will receive a quarantine order upon arrival.
- The Costa Rica Directorate of Migration has announced that tourists who entered the country after December 17, 2019, have been granted an extension of stay until November 18, 2020.