With both coast and jungle covering about a quarter of the territory, Costa Rica is a country for nature lovers. Volcanoes, cloud forests, beaches, incredible nature and wildlife, its people, culture and ¨pure life¨ makes this country a unique and magical place.
Costa Rica opened back up for tourism in November 2020. By 2021 around one million travelers visited the country. Now there`s no need for a negative Covid-19 PCR test result. All passengers must fill out a Health Pass within 72 hours of arrival.
Fully vaccinated adults and anyone under the age of 18 (regardless of vaccination status) have been exempt from the requirement for travel insurance. Proof of vaccination, which must have taken place at least 14 days prior to entry, can be added to the health pass.
Anyone not fully vaccinated must have insurance which covers potential quarantine accommodation up to $2,000 and medical expenses of at least $50,000 related to Covid-19.
This must be accompanied by a certificate in English or Spanish, giving the policyholder's
name, the dates of coverage and guarantees as stipulated above.
Residents and Costa Rican nationals may be subject to self-isolation on arrival. Along with Mexico, Costa Rica was one of the first countries in Latin America to receive vaccines in December 2020. Over 8.4 million vaccination doses have been given so far, with just over 74% of the population fully vaccinated as of February 17, 2022.
So, if you travel to Costa Rica this is what you can expect.
You need to be vaccinated to access most public places, including hotels, restaurants, bars and museums. Establishments must display outside whether a QR code is needed to enter, and those that don`t require it must operate at limited capacity.
However, if you don`t have a QR code on your vaccination certificate, you can use the printed certificate or card you were given by your health authority.
Minors are exempt from vaccination requirements.
National parks and beaches are open. Now back to 100% capacity. Restaurants and bars have reopened, to 75% capacity. There is a 30% capacity limit on cultural and sports activities. Buses are now back to 100% capacity.
There is a nightly curfew from midnight to 5 a.m..
Driving restrictions were relaxed on October 31.