The Government and the National Tourism Institute announced that air borders will be open for all countries, from November 1st, 2020 onwards.

The tourists who enter Costa Rica will have to comply with the following requirements:

  1. Complete the form called Health Pass (Pase de Salud), generated by the Ministry of Health (
  2. Have the negative PCR-RT COVID-19 test obtained within 72 hours of travel to Costa Rica.
  3. Have a travel insurance that covers accommodation and medical expenses generated by the COVID-19 disease, national or international (approved by the National Tourism Institute (“ICT”)).
  4. Have a return flight ticket

Regarding the travel insurance, if it is an international insurance the tourist will have to request a certification issued in English of Spanish from the insurance company indicating:

1- The validity of the insurance.

2- Guarantee that it covers medical expenses for at least $50,000.00 for COVID 19.

3- That it includes a minimum coverage of $2,000.00 for lodging expenses due to COVID 19.

If the tourist owns a home in Costa Rica, the lodging amount can be excluded from the insurance, but the person will have to submit the documents that proves the ownership.

Note:  The purpose of the present publication is to provide general information on the updates for Immigration regulations in Costa Rica and it is not intended to be legal advice as such. In case more specific information is required regarding these topics, please do not hesitate to contact any of our lawyers.

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