The Costa Rican Government authorized the extension of the tourist visas through June 2nd, 2021, for those visitors who entered the country after December 17th, 2019.

To extend the visa, the visitor needs to have the COVID insurance (medical and lodging coverage) valid through that date (June 2nd, 2021) and is required to send the insurance information to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute ( in Spanish “ICT”) for the validation the insurance to the following email address

Please be aware that if the visitor overstays and do not proceed to send via email the proper insurance extensions, then that visitor will be deemed as a visitor with an “irregular migratory status” and is subject to deportation and impediment to enter the country for up to 5 years.


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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