Frequently asked questions when traveling to Costa Rica, in times of COVID-19

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It is time to travel to Costa Rica, our mountains, rivers and beaches are waiting for  you to amaze you!

However, we know that there are many doubts regarding COVID-19. For CRS Tours, the objective is for our travelers to enjoy their vacation in Costa Rica, in a comfortable, but above all, very safe environment.

It is for this reason that today we share some of the frequent questions with you that we have received in recent days. Some of them are very important to take into account when traveling to Costa Rica


Is the entry of tourists to Costa Rica allowed?

Entry is allowed.

As of November 1: Costa Rica re-enables its air border to all countries in the world as long as they meet the visa requirements when required, as well as the requirements established in the framework of the pandemic. Beginning on October 26, arriving visitors will no longer need to show proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test result

In the framework of the pandemic, the following requirements were also established:

Complete the digital form called HEALTH PASS and available at

The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours of arriving in the country. It must be accessed in updated browsers with the exception of Internet Explorer. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

Travel policy

* Important update for minors and individuals who are fully vaccinated *

As of August 1, 2021, all tourists under 18 years of age can enter the country without a travel policy.

As of August 1, 2021, all tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and inoculated with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson can enter the country without a travel policy. 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:

  1. Name of the person who received the vaccine
  2. Date of each dose
  3. Pharmaceutical house

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 insurance that covers lodging in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 disease as detailed below.

International Policies

Regarding the policy, you can choose any international insurance company that meets the following requirements:

  1. Valid during the entire stay in Costa Rica (coverage dates).
  2. $50,000 for medical expenses, including COVID-19 disease.
  3. $2,000 for lodging expenses in case of COVID-19 quarantine.

Ask your insurance company for a certificate/letter in English or Spanish stating the following:

  1. Name of the person traveling.
  2. Validity of the effective policy during the Costa Rica visit (travel dates).
  3. Guarantee of coverage for medical expenses in case of COVID 19 in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000
  4. Minimum coverage of $2,000 for lodging expenses for quarantine or trip interruption for this same amount.

This certificate must specify that the policy covers COVID-19 and must be uploaded to the HEALTH PASS to be reviewed and approved by the Costa Rican authorities. Insurance cards are not accepted, it must be a document that allows the verification of the coverage mentioned.

Costa Rican policies

The tourist can also choose any of the following Costa Rican insurance companies, which sell products registered and authorized by the General Superintendency of Insurance of Costa Rica.



BlueCross BlueShield:

IMPORTANT: For international policies, the minimum coverage was set at $50,000, while for policies sold by Costa Rican insurers the minimum was set at $20,000.

Tourists who are in transit through the country must purchase insurance with a minimum coverage of five days.

Costa Rican citizens do not require health insurance.

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