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Update On Costa Rica’s Covid Entry Requirements

Provincia de Puntarenas, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Photo by Fabian Marin Zuñiga

Fully Vaccinated Traveller Update

As of August 1, 2021, tourists who have received their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be required to show proof of their travel medical insurance policy to enter Costa Rica.

People under the age of 18, as well as those who are fully vaccinated can enter Costa Rica as tourists, providing they have received their second dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in the country. Approved vaccines are; Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson. Travellers will need to show proof of vaccine that includes the full name of the person, the date of each dose, the formula and the lot number.

Previously, tourists were required to purchase, and show proof of, travel medical insurance covering COVID-19 related costs as well as costs for extended accommodation linked to quarantine in destination.

Travellers will still be required to complete a Health Pass prior to arrival. Costa Rica does not require proof of negative PCR testing upon entry for tourists.

Unvaccinated tourists will need to show proof of this compulsory travel medical insurance to enter the country.

To learn more about Costa Rica entry requirements, please click here.