Costa Rica

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestHealth questionnaire required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • QuarantineNone
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: May 3, 2021
Reviewed: May 3, 2021
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Costa Rica re-opened for air and land travel, while gradually lifting some restrictions domestically.

Can I travel to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is now open for air travel travel from any country, and land borders have reopened.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Costa Rica?

There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Costa Rica.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Costa Rica?

Anyone arriving in Costa Rica who will be required to:

  • Complete an epidemiological survey
  • Purchase medical insurance covering COVID-19 treatment and accommodation.

Is public transportation open in Costa Rica?

Public transportation in Costa Rica is operating, with health measurements in place.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Costa Rica?

  • Restaurants and bars are operating under capacity limitation and social distancing requirements.
  • In high-risk areas, restaurants are open for delivery only.

Are businesses and attractions open in Costa Rica?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Costa Rica are open, with capacity limitations and health measures in place.
  • In high-risk areas, including the Central Region, only essential businesses are open.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Costa Rica?

Wearing a face mask is required in enclosed public places and on public transportation.


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