Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica starting November 1. To recap, visitors will still need to purchase travel insurance and obtain a negative coronavirus test in order to enter Costa Rica.
Here are are the requirements to fly into Costa Rica on a commercial flight as a tourist starting November 1:
Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at https://salud.go.cr. This should be completed in the 48 hours before arrival in Costa Rica.
Complete an RT-PCR diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result; the sample must have been taken within 72 hours of departure based on the first flight on the itinerary. The results must be in English or Spanish.
Purchase Traveler’s Medical Insurance: International or purchased through the National Insurance Institute (INS), Sagicor of Costa Rica, or our local insurance agent covering the duration of your stay in Costa Rica.
Here’s the latest information for airlines and flights to/from Juan SantaMaría International Airport. Please don't hesitate to contact me anytime for more information or questions regarding travel to Costa Rica or about real estate.
What is open in Costa Rica?
Most common tourist attractions are allowed to operate normally. This includes all open-air activities, such as hiking, ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, etc.
As of October 15, Costa Rica’s beaches will be open from 5 am until 10 pm on weeknights, and 5 am to 8 pm on weekends. (Some municipalities have more limited beach hours, but this is temporary and relatively uncommon.)
Most national parks are open. Hotels and other forms of accommodation can operate at 100% capacity. Restaurants can operate at up to 50% capacity.
As of early October, bars and some casinos can reopen, though they must adhere to a series of sanitary measures.
All essential services, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, health clinics, etc. are operating normally.
Save The Waves Coalition recently announced Playa Hermosa, Garabito has officially been awarded the next World Surfing Reserve! This famous surfing beach deserves the World Surfing Reserve title due to the incredible biodiversity of the area, strong community support, a strong conservation vision, as well as its world-class waves. Playa Hermosa is the first WSR in Central America and the 13th overall. It joins other renowned surfing destinations worldwide including Gold Coast, Australia; Santa Cruz, California, United States; Ericeira, Portugal; and Punta de Lobos, Chile. Congratulations Playa Hermosa!
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