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Entry requirements

Costa Rica is accessible to citizens of more than a hundred countries without a prior VISA request for stays not exceeding 90 days (the list of countries in question is available on this page).

Nevertheless, each traveler must be able to prove to the migration agents (and sometimes to the airline company) that he/she has :

  • a ticket for continued travel or return to their country of origin within 90 days,

  • an economic solvency of 100,00 US$ per month,

  • a passport in good condition with a validity of at least 3 months.

SPECIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES (COVID-19)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, new requirements are imposed on tourists wishing to visit Costa Rica:

1. Complete a digital health form (or "Pase de Salud").

Available on the website https://salud.go.cr, the "Pase de Salud" must be filled out by each traveler no earlier than 72 hours before boarding.

2. Purchase mandatory travel insurance covering quarantine accommodations and medical expenses due to COVID-19.

The Costa Rican government allows tourists to choose to insure themselves with any international or national company that meets the following requirements:

  • International insurance companies :

    • Dates of coverage: entire stay

    • Coverage for medical expenses: min. 50'000 US$

    • Coverage for accommodation costs in case of quarantine: min. 2'000 US$

  • Costa Rican insurance companies

    • Dates of coverage: entire stay

    • Coverage for medical expenses: min. 20'000 US$

    • Coverage for accommodation costs in case of quarantine: min. 2'000 US$

Each traveler must be able to provide a certificate issued by the insurance company, in English or Spanish, mentioning the above coverage. This certificate must be uploaded on the website https://salud.go.cr when creating the Pase de Salud, allowing you to receive your QR Code, sesame to return to the country of Pura Vida!

OUR PARTNER AVA ASSURANCES

In response to the new conditions imposed to enter the Costa Rican territory, the international insurance company AVA has set up solutions adapted to foreign tourists, offering high quality services at attractive prices.

The AVA TOURIST CARD travel insurance is the most complete multi-risk insurance for a stay not exceeding 60 days.

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LONG STAY INSURANCE

The PLAN SANTE AVANTURE travel insurance is the ideal formula for travelers making a long stay not exceeding 366 days.