Requirements for Tourists Entering Costa Rica
Costa Rica travel insurance is one of the new requirements for entry. Here is a summary of what Costa Rica is requiring from tourists entering the country as of September 1st, 2020.
- The tourist must be from an approved country or US state. The approved countries include the European Union, the United Kingdom, Schengen Zone, Canada, South America, Asia and Oceania. As of September 1st US residents from New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland and DC. As of September 15th US residents from Pennsylvania, Colorado and Massachusetts. US citizens must have a valid driver’s license or state issued ID. You are allowed to have a layover in a non approved state. US citizens from any state who can prove they were in an approved country for at least two weeks prior to arriving in Costa Rica will also be allowed entry.
- Tourists must show proof of a negative PCR test for the coronavirus. The sample for the test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before the flight to Costa Rica.
- Everyone entering Costa Rica must complete the online “Health Pass” epidemiological form: https://salud.go.cr
- A travel insurance policy covering the tourist for COVID-19 during their time in Costa Rica (see below).
The tourist must have certification from the policy issuer (in English or Spanish) confirming the following:
- Validity of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.
- Guarantee that it covers medical expenses in cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000 (Fifty Thousand United States dollars).
- That it includes a minimum coverage of $2,000 for expenses of extended lodging due to the pandemic.
If you do not have such policy you may purchase one from an approved company for between $10 – $12 per day. To find out more specific information please visit the INS website or you can also visit the Sagicor website to review the best option for you.
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