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 or approved country. 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.
- Los turistas deben mostrar prueba de una prueba de PCR negativa para el coronavirus. La muestra para la prueba debe haber sido tomada no más de 72 horas antes del vuelo a Costa Rica.
- Toda persona que ingrese a Costa Rica debe completar el formulario epidemiológico “Health Pass” en línea: 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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