Travel update

Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica.

Everyone over 12 years old who is fully vaccinated can visit Costa Rica without purchasing a health insurance policy.

As of December 1, most commercial establishments must require proof of vaccination.

Hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, shops, museums, art and dance academies, gyms, spas and adventure tourism may operate at 100% capacity if all their clientele over 12 years of age have the complete vaccination scheme. The above must be verified through the QR code or the printed vaccination certificate.

Vaccines will NOT be required to enter supermarkets, pharmacies, hospitals, banks, and other services deemed essential.

Tourists will use their Health Pass (the form used to enter the country) and a copy of their vaccination card to enter businesses. Only

Visitors without vaccine will need to purchase travel insurance in order to enter Costa Rica

Here are the requirements to fly into Costa Rica on a commercial flight as a tourist:

  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at This should be completed in the 48 hours before arrival in Costa Rica.

For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certificate from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying the following three conditions:

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.
  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with COVID-19 while in Costa Rica for at least $50,000 (U.S. dollars).
  • Includes minimum coverage of $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.

Passengers who fail to comply with these requirements may not enter the country.

Once you are inside the Country

Upon landing in Costa Rican territory, travelers must wear face protection and comply with the protocols with regard to physical distancing. You are expected to wear a mask while going inside the stores and public transportation. It is optional to wear the mask while in open air areas.

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has an English-language website detailing these entry requirements: Costa Rica Tourism Board Site.

Some countries mandates that all people get tested for the coronavirus within three days of their flight.

Getting tested here is really easy, we can organize Antigen test for $ 55 or PCR test for $ 120 at the Lodge. Results are delivered by email all within the 72 hours required.