Costa Rica travel ban and restrictions

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Costa Rica 🇨🇷

The travel advice is Do not travel to Costa Rica. COVID travel advice is country is Partially Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is part of North America with main city at San Jose. Its Developing country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Costa Rican Colon. The languages spoken are Spanish.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Costa Rica

Partially Open

for travel
Last updated: November 24, 2020

1.A "Pase de Salud" form must be completed before departure of the flight to Costa Rica. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at [](

2.Passengers must have a travel insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and accommodation costs.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Costa Rica.

3. Entry regulations for nationals of Costa Rica apply to passengers with proof of being dual nationals of Costa Rica.

4. Passengers must arrive at San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR).

5. Expired residence permits (DIMEX):

  - with category “permanente" are extended until 11 January 2021;

  - with categories “temporales" and “especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021;

  - with category “estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.

🛡️ Travel safety for Costa Rica

Do not travel

Only Costa Rican citizens and legal residents are allowed to enter. If you travel to Costa Rica, you'll need to go into self-isolation. Movement restrictions are still in place. Certain businesses have reopened on limited schedules. Opening times vary in different parts of Costa Rica and on different days. Face masks are mandatory in public places and on public transport. If you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Consult the San Jose International Airport website for further details. We advise: Do not travel to Costa Rica.

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Last updated: November 24, 2020

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