The USA travel Requirement: Everyone flying into the USA (foreigners and US citizens) must present a negative Covid test that was taken within 3-days of departure. Click here for the requirements. In our beachside village, there is a testing facility called LifeGuard Santa Teresa that will come to our retreat hotel and administer the test. They charge $150 for the test. We will help organize this test for you.
The information below is always evolving and contains as much detail that we know at this moment. We will be continuing to update this article when we have more information. Please send us an email if you have any questions that are not answered below.
Tourists wishing to enter Costa Rica must comply with these requirements:
1) Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at https://salud.go.cr.
2) Travel policy – Important update for minors and individuals who are fully vaccinated *
All tourists under 18 years of age can enter the country without travel medical insurance.
All tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and inoculated with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson can enter the country without travel medical insurance. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival in Costa Rica.
Vaccinated tourists must attach the vaccination certificate to the Health Pass. As proof, vaccination certificates and vaccination cards that contain at least the following information will be accepted:
In the case of U.S. travelers, the “COVID-19 vaccination record card” will be accepted.
Tourists not vaccinated, with incomplete vaccination, or vaccinated with a serum other than those admitted by the Costa Rican authorities, must purchase mandatory travel medical insurance that covers lodging in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 disease as detailed below.
For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions: